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Kids and Cultural Arts A Focus At Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival New York

Kids and cultural arts are a focus at the 10th annual Grace Jamaica Jerk Festival New York, scheduled for Sunday July 31st, at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens. The Festival, which has earned the distinction of being the “Biggest Caribbean Food Festival in the USA,” attracts over 20,0000 multi-cultural fans who all enjoy the food, music and cultural offerings of the festival. Activities for the young ones are always a core element and…

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We Remember Paul Phillips – Founder of Black Echoes Magazine

(Pictured:  Paul Phillips) Written By:  John Masouri Paul Phillips, owner of Black Echoes and later Echoes Magazine, died after a short illness on July 1st. He is survived by his wife Maureen and son James. Paul was a Londoner, a soul music fan who got his start in Fleet Street and had advertising in his blood. He launched the black music weekly Black Echoes in 1976 at a time when…

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Certified Hit “Go Down Deh’ Tops 100 Million Views

  Another major landmark for arguably the biggest Dancehall/Reggae hit of the past year, the official music video for “Go Down Deh” (featuring Shaggy and Sean Paul) by Spice has surpassed 100 Million Views on YouTube. The video, directed by Jay Will, was released on May 1, 2021, and quickly became the fastest-growing music video for Spice. No small feat for an artist who has racked up nearly 670M channel…

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Peer to Peer with Jamaican Dave – Philly’s Reggae Promo King!

A central figure in the Reggae landscape in Philadelphia is Jamaican Dave.  Having been a part of the city’s most significant Reggae moments, and as an Ambassador of the culture, we thought it important to highlight him … he is Philadelphia’s Reggae promo King afterall. VP:  Is it fair to say that you are Philadelphia’s self-appointed reggae promo king? JD:  I’ll start with the saying, “So a man sow, so…

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Media Powerhouses Angela Yee and Mona Scott-Young Cook-Off at Grace Jamaica Jerk Festival in New York!

(Mona Scott-Young (left) and Angela Yee (right)   Media powerhouses Mona Scott-Young, creator of the VH1 series Love & Hip Hop, and Angela Yee, from the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club will compete in a 30-minute cooking challenge on Sunday July 31st, 2022, at The Grace Jamaica Jerk Festival in New York at Roy Wilkins Park. The “Cook-Off” competition will begin at 4 pm under the culinary pavilion…

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VP Records Joins Family and Fans To Mourne the Passing of Dancehall Icon Merciless

  VP Records joins family, friends and fans of Dancehall icon Merciless who passed on Tuesday July 19th, 2022. Merciless, known as the warring DJ, thrilled fans with his stage presence – always at the ready to prove his lyrical prowess.  Originally from Clarendon, began his career in the early 90’s with his first song “Len Out Mi Mercy” followed by his billboard-topping album titled Mr.Merciless. Numerous hit singles then…

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