Author Archives : VP Records

Soca N D’ Lot and The Return of VP Records Truck on Eastern Parkway

VP Records celebrates New York’s Caribbean Carnival this Labor Day weekend with two music events; Soca N D’ Lot and the return performance float in collaboration with Boom Station for the Eastern Parkway parade. The events are designed to promote recent and upcoming releases on the label. Bunji Garlin, whose new album “Turn Up” is released Friday, September 1st, Fay-Ann…

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Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Historic Greensleeves Label 

The annual Vinyl-Only Sound System celebration titled Coney Island Reggae On The Boardwalk happening Sunday, September 3rd, will include a special musical tribute to the historic Greensleeves reggae label. Guest DJs for the event include Chanter International, The Timeless Sound; Vaughn Allstars and Joseph Demension, Downbeat The Ruler and other surprise guests. “The event celebrates classic Jamaican reggae soundsystem culture,…

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Singer Romain Virgo and Unit Band to Headline, Estelle to Co-host Jamaica Independence Gala August 26th

  On Saturday August 26th, the New York Hilton in Manhattan will be the site of the 55th annual Jamaica Grand Independence Gala. The black-tie event will present an elegant evening featuring a cocktail and dinner reception honoring distinguished community leaders. Hosted by the Jamaica Independence Foundation, Inc. under the patronage of the Consul General of Jamaica, the Honorable Trudy…

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“Africa Must Be Free By 1983” Re-Release out today!

An exclusive re-release of Hugh Mundell and Augustus Pablo’s “Africa Must be Free by 1983,” will be released on VP Records on August 18th. The original 1978 release became a prominent title in the roots reggae genre earning a five-star review by Rolling Stone magazine. In commemoration of the Greensleeves 40th anniversary this year, the new release offers listeners a…

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Culture Featuring Kenyatta Hill On Tour

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of seminal reggae classic “Two Sevens Clash”, Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill have embarked on a North American tour. Acknowledged as the Reggae Album of the Year in 1977 and the only reggae album in Rolling Stone’s top 50 all-time coolest records (2002), Culture’s “Two Sevens Clash” was a high water mark in the career…

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Alborosie on Tour and Returns with “Freedom in Dub”

International reggae star Alborosie returns with “Freedom In Dub,” the dub version of his celebrated “Freedom & Fyah” album today, August 11. The self-proclaimed “Dub Mechanic,” Alborosie has demonstrated his production and remix skills on multiple projects including “Dub The System,” (counterpart to the 2013 release Sound The System) and “Dub Of Thrones” with King Jammy in 2015. With his…

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