Tag : Jamaica

How Crucial is Crucial Riddim? Very!

  In the 1970’s, two women were crucial to Reggae, particularly the visibility of the genre.  Those two women are Reba Davis and Susan Stockstill.  From photos to merchandise to donations to radio to archivists, these two powerhouses helped to expand the genre from Jamaica to the U.S.   VP: For our readers are you please introduce yourself and explain your role within the Reggae industry. R&S:  In the late…

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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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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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Paul McCartney Enjoys Crate Digging in Jamaica

Reggae was recently named one of the top 10 music genre’s of the world, and Paul McCartney shares his joy of discovering Reggae from record shops. Paul McCartney has discussed crate-digging in Jamaica and discovering reggae in an extract from his new book. The book’s foreword has been published by Rolling Stone, in which McCartney remembers discovering reggae while in Jamaica, and how he still loves discovering new music via…

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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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Rest In Peace Fil Callendar

  The great Panamanian / Jamaican legend and historical guitarist, drummer, singer and producer Filbero “Fil” Callender has passed. From the late 60s to the early 70s Filberto “Fil” Callender was a house drummer at Coxsone Dodd’s legendary Studio 1 Records. In that time he motored some of the greatest Jamaican rhythms ever created including Satta Massagana, Real Rock, Hot Milk, Drifter and Queen of the Minstrel. Callender migrated to…

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