Author Archives : Natasha Von Castle

5 Jamaicans Named Top 200 Best Singers By Rolling Stone

When Rolling Stone, the iconic five-decade pop music magazine, released its Top 200 Singers Of All Time on January 1, 2023, nobody would have been surprised to find at least a few prominent Jamaicans populating the list, which was topped by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday, and Sam Cooke. While the list predictably included the reggae legend Bob Marley (at number 98), he was only the 3rd highest ranked of the…

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Peer to Peer with Kevoy Burton

Ghana based Jamaican TV star, actor and restaurant co-owner, Kevoy Burton makes sure that Jamaican cuisine is front and center in Ghana.  A popular hotspot with locals and visitors to Ghana, Mark /Wilberforce we caught up with Kevoy to talk about Jamaican cuisine in Ghana on behalf of VP Records. MW: Tell us a bit about your background for those who aren’t familiar with you. KB: Well, I grew up…

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Tarrus Riley Impresses with Desperate Lover

VP Records released Tarrus Riley’s essential version of Bob Andy’s 1969 hit “Desperate Lover.” The track was produced by Dean Fraser, the man behind Tarrus’s biggest career song “She’s Royal” and albums Parables (2006) and Contagious (2009). “Bob Andy was without question one of our greatest songwriters,” says Tarrus Riley. “His songs will last forever. It’s always a joy to work with Dean Fraser in the studio, and the history…

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Reggae Month 2023 Planning Underway

Planning for the highly anticipated Reggae Month is now underway, says Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams.   “February is Reggae Month, and we are looking at a series of activities to celebrate the Month. We will update the Council by way of communication of these activities so that, by the time we get to February, we will be far advanced in planning,” he told Councillors during the monthly…

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Good Tidings From Buju and Beres for 2023

If ‘Intimate’ is used as the barometer for how 2023 will be spent, Beres Hammond and Buju Banton have ensured fans of Reggae a good year. The duo, who co-headlined the new years day performance, did more than ‘just give fans a concert,’ they ushered in good tidings of energy and established a new signature date that has us planning for January 1st 2024 – we hope we get more! Watch…

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Jah Cure In Undeniable On New Album

GRAMMY-Award nominated reggae star Jah Cure’s new album is ‘Undeniable’ and it’s on its’ way!  The 11-song project is filled with passion and romance wrapped in heartfelt lyrics and a cutting-edge sound.  The first song released from the album is “Everything” featuring Ghanian star Stonebwoy.  The two collaborators hold nothing back on their single catching the attention of fans with soulful hooks lamenting a love gone bad. Watch DJ Bambino premiere “Everything” featuring…

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