REGGAE BLOODLINES: IN SEARCH OF THE MUSIC AND CULTURE OF JAMAICA

Peter Simon’s retrospective photo exhibit Reggae Bloodlines ‘Lens of A Generation’ will debut tonight at 7pm at Puls8 night club in Kingston, Jamaica. Simon’s installation of powerful portraits of Jamaican culture from the early 1970s to present day include prominent reggae artists of each respective era. Plans for additional exhibits in the United States are underway in New York City,…

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RECORDED AT THE MARLEY FAMILY’S LEGENDARY TUFF GONG STUDIOS BETTER TOMORROW DROPS TODAY ON VP RECORDS

Hailed as the “reigning queen of socially conscious reggae” (All Music), Jamaican singer-songwriter Etana releases her third album Better Tomorrow this week (Feb 26) on VP Records. Her latest effort is a true testament to her evolved sound. Etana’s indomitable spirit and inspiring songwriting uplifts generations both old and new. Stylistically, Better Tomorrow is a marked departure from her previous…

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GYPTIAN UNVEILS HIS LATEST VIDEO “WINE SLOW”

Gyptian unleashes his brand new video “Wine Slow.” The visual, directed by ASHA, was filmed on Bob Marley Beach in Morant Bay, Jamaica. The call-to-action song title is creating an explosive viral dance movement on YouTube and the lyrics video has already received over 5 million views to date. ‘Wine Slow” is available now on Gyptian’s new digital EP SLR…

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NYC’S TREND-SETTING VARIETY SHOP & RESTAURANT JOINS FORCES WITH VP RECORDS TO LAUNCH NEW REGGAE SERIES

Known for serving up Jamaica’s freshest beats and top-notch cuisine in downtown Manhattan,Miss Lily’s has become a social and cultural hub for all things Caribbean. There is a sense of community at Miss Lily’s. The island aesthetic is reflected throughout the swanky decor of their restaurant, bakery, juice bar and variety shop – which serves as a record store, gallery…

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MUSIC AND POLITICS COLLIDE ON 4CD BOX SET CURATED BY FORMER JAMAICAN PRIME MINISTER EDWARD SEAGA IN STORES NEXT WEEK

Reggae Golden Jubilee – Origins of Jamaican Music Includes Deluxe Packaging Resembling Hardcover Book, Extensive Liner Notes and 100 of the Island’s Most Celebrated Hits From Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Yellowman, Shaggy, Buju Banton, Sean Paul and many more. Music has significantly shaped the political, social and economic DNA of Jamaica. As 2012 marks the island’s 50th year…

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