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Jamaican American Connection (JAC) of New Haven Trailblazer and Scholarship Gala takes place Saturday, Sept 24.

The signature fundraising event allows the JAC to perform essential work of uplifting communities by recognizing individuals and organizations that blaze the trail as they perform incredible work in their communities. After three years of hiatus due to COVID, and under the theme ‘Honoring ordinary people doing extraordinary things,​’​ the JAC New Haven resumes their annual fundraising Trailblazer and Scholarship Gala. They will host the event on Saturday, Sept 24, at…

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Alpha Institute of Music and VP Records

By:  Anthony Turner Prior to her week-long trip to Jamaica in late August, Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin planned to get a lot done. She promoted her book, “Miss Pat: My Reggae Music Journey” as well as reached out to academia and institutions that played a major role in the development of Jamaican music. A project that was near and dear to her heart was providing financial assistance to the Alpha…

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UK-Based V-Rocket International Sound Featured On Amazon Prime

  Earlier this year, we featured noted UK-based sound, V-Rocket in our Peer to Peer section of Planet Reggae Newsletter.  The piece was met with much enthusiasm and commentary, namely readers applauding the accomplishments and longevity of V-Rocket Sound. Amazon Prime is featuring a documentary about the legendary UK sound, and we are delighted to share this news! VP:  V-Rocket has been active in the Soundsystem business since 1964 and…

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Christopher Martin’s ‘Guaranteed’

Christopher Martin Debuts “Guaranteed” Lyric Video on YouTube Christopher Martin debuted the lyric for “Guaranteed” on Thursday September 8th at 12pm EST on YouTube.  The eye-catching piece resides on the VP Records YouTube channel.  Christopher is currently in Belize for promotional activities to promote the new release. Watch the lyric here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCLQNBo3I3w About “Guaranteed” Reggae and Dancehall star Christopher Martin boasts love and national pride in his new single “Guaranteed.” …

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Peer to Peer with Dubplate Pearl

  Dubplate Pearl is a selector in London who has been very active on the scene.  In speaking to her about Greensleeves, and her acknowledgement of the importance of the label, we thought it would be a good idea to share her contribution with the Planet Reggae community. VP: Greensleeves celebrates 45 years in the industry this year – how did you first hear about the label? DP:  I lived…

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Peer to Peer with Yng Cptn

  DJ, Photographer and model, Yng Cptn brings his unique creative vision for music and culture to the next generation, blending Reggae, Dancehall, Soca in his dynamic sets. Known for his deep appreciation of Reggae and Dancehall past and present, Yng Cptn has always been inspired by lyrics and rhythm. Growing up with his DJ father, Big Bad Captain, who has worked with and helped build Skyline Radio FM for…

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