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Remembering Michael “Freestylee” Thompson (March 27, 1958 – August 15, 2016)

Memorial Exhibition Held at NYC’s Consulate General of Jamaica Michael “Freestylee” Thompson was a Jamaican visionary, activist and artist without borders. To celebrate his life, an exhibition of his work will be held at the Consulate General of Jamaica, beginning Monday, September 26, 2016. The installation will present 20 posters of his designs and remain on display for two weeks. We invite you…

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JAH9 WILL RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM ‘9’ DURING YEAR OF THE 9 (2 + 0 + 1 + 6)

OUT SEPTEMBER 9 ON VP RECORDS / STEAM CHALICE RECORDS   For those who’ve been waiting for Rasta consciousness to mount resurgence in contemporary reggae, Jah9 is a figure of revelation and deliverance.  The Jamaican-born singer-songwriter, poet and producer, who has been covered by the likes of Vogue and Vice about her crucial role in the coined “reggae revival,” boasts a diverse musical range with inflections…

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KING JAMMY PRESENTS NEW SOUNDS OF FREEDOM OUT AUG 12 ON VP RECORDS

A Modern Day Recreation of Black Uhuru’s 1977 Love Crisis Featuring Alborosie, Chronixx, Dre Island, Gentleman, Kabaka Pyramid, U Roy, Plus More  King Jammy is one of reggae’s most prolific talents, whose career spans a half-century. Almost 40 years since the original sessions, King Jammy revisits the seminal album that launched his career as a producer. New Sounds of Freedom is a…

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Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York Offers ‘A Taste of Fun’

JerkFestivalNY.com   It’s that time of year again when jerk flavors will waft in the air as Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York will come alive for the 6th Annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival. Mark your calendars and get your tickets early to enjoy the all-day event on Sunday, July 17, 2016. This year festival organizers are going all out to ensure that no matter who you are…

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VP RECORDS TEAMS UP WITH HOUSE OF MARLEY TO PRESENT REGGAE GOLD 2016

Annual Summer Soundtrack for Reggae Masses Will Drop July 22 Pre-Order Available Today (July 1) VIBE Premieres Album’s Standout Track (Gyptian’s “Jiggle Jiggle”) Exclusively Through Spotify For over two decades, VP Records’ popular series consistently delivers the year’s influential hits and showcases musical trends in reggae and dancehall. Available July 22, Reggae Gold 2016 maintains its heralded reputation. Pre-order album now. This year, the reggae powerhouse teams…

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VP RECORDS & 17 NORTH PARADE IN ASSOCIATION WITH INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF ROCK STEADY WITH FIRST CLASS ROCK STEADY ON FRI. JULY 1

40-Track Collection Highlighting The Genre’s Most Timeless Hits and Its Significant Impact in Jamaican Music 2016 marks the 50th anniversary for Jamaica’s celebrated musical genre rock steady. VP and 17 North Parade in association with International Reggae Day commemorate the genre on Fri. July 1st with the comprehensive 40-track collection First Class Rock Steady. The release follows it’s limited edition vinyl-only companion piece released earlier this year for 2016 Record Store Day. Although it lasted only a couple of years (1966-68), rock steady is…

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