Category : VP Records

Peer to Peer with David Muir

  One of the most requested photographers covering Reggae, Culture and the Caribbean is David I Muir. His breathtaking photos have been featured by The Jamaica Tourist Board and The Ft. Lauderdale Tourist Board; and his photos of performing artists while on stage have been shared by fans who cannot get enough of his view of music in action. His coffee table book Pieces of Jamaica (co-authored with Sean Henry…

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July 1st is International Reggae Day

International Reggae Day is celebrated each year on July 1, 2021. The music genre finds its roots etched in Jamaica and is an integral part of the country’s culture. Reggae is a mix of rhythm and blues, calypso, African, and Latin American music. The music is characterized by a heavy four-beat rhythm, which is carried out by drums, congas, bass guitars, and electric guitars. Reggae music also uses a scraper,…

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NAOMI COWAN JOINS FORCES WITH PARENTS ON SOCIAL COMMENTARY TRACK ‘KINGSTON TRAFFIC’

Following her year-long promotion of the ‘Star Girl Mixtape’ in collaboration with Walshy Fire and Major Lazer; Singer/songwriter Naomi Cowan is back with another track that speaks to the current climate of society.  Aptly titled Kingston Traffic, the track, arranged by veteran producer Cleveland ‘Cleve’ Browne, and produced by her father Tommy—addresses the myriad of challenges that are ‘congesting’ the human race in the plight for a better life. “The…

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Grace Jamaica Jerk Festival NY Launched with Commemorative Merchandise

  New York’s Grace Jamaica Jerk Festival organizers launched this year’s festivities with media and fans at the promotional event entitled “A Taste of Jerk”.  Festival Coordinator, Richard Lue, shared plans for this year’s event, scheduled for July 31 at Roy Wilkins Park, Queens. In celebration of the festival’s 10th anniversary, Lue announced details of the event as well as new features to include the 10th anniversary merchandise and a…

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Peer to Peer with Rianna Jade Parker

Rianna Jade Parker is a critic, curator and researcher based in South London where she studied her MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths College, University of London.She is a founding member of interdisciplinary collective Thick/er Black Lines, whose work was exhibited in the landmark exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House, London. She is a Contributing Editor of Frieze magazine and co-curated War Inna Babylon: The Community’s…

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Peer to Peer with SoundMag

Sound System culture, and the excitement of Sound Clash come together nicely in the growing publication called SoundMag.  We think this is an outfit you should know! VP:  How did you get your start in the business? JY: Milan, my friend from school and his brother Akash helped me into the sound system business by bringing me into the Iration Steppas family. Later me and Akash decided to build a…

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