Bunji Garlin Back with New Album “Turn Up”

On the heels of headlining performances in Toronto for OVO Fest and Notting Hill Carnival in London, Soca star Bunji Garlin, born Ian Alvarez, will be delivering his highly anticipated album “Turn Up” on VP Records, this Friday September 1st. Featuring carnival anthems ‘Big Bad Soca’, ‘Take Over Town’ and “Climb.” The 17-song album encompasses the soul of Soca music…

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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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