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Peer to Peer with Gaudi and Mista Savona

London-based dub producer and musician Gaudi, known for his chart-topping works with Steel Pulse, Horace Andy, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Mad Professor, Mykal Rose, Maxi Priest, Johnny Clarke, Hollie Cook, Max Romeo, Don Letts, Desmond Dekker, African Head Charge, The Beat, Capleton, Scientist, Dub FX, Barrington Levy, Dennis Bovell and Adrian Sherwood, and Australia’s leading reggae producer / musician Mista Savona, known for his production works for Alton Ellis, Anthony B,…

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Peer to Peer with Countree Hype

  When it comes to making dancehall beats that dominate the streets and clubs, on-the-rise producer Taugea “Countree Hype” Dayes is one of the best. He has been steadily making his name as the creative force behind the independent record label Countree Hype Entertainment. VP:  How did you get your start in the business? CH:  I got started in the business being around the artist environment.  Growing up, I was…

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Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin Interviewed at York College in Queens, NY

York College President Berenecea J. Eanes and Foundation chair Ana Rua invited friends, supporters and special guests to an evening with Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin to hear a reading from her book ‘Miss Pat: My Reggae Music Journey.’ Miss Pat, the inaugural York College Presidential Medal Recipient shared her poignant life story during an interview with York College Journalism student, Lleva Lazama. She discussed her book, ‘Miss Pat:  My Reggae…

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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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Congratulations to Shaggy on His Honorary Doctorate

  Congratulations are in order for music star Shaggy who will be conferred with one of nine honorary doctorates, by one of the United States’ leading Ivy League research universities – Brown University. On Saturday, May 28th, Shaggy, whose real name is Orville Burrell, will receive a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious institution during the Undergraduate Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony, which is being staged for students…

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Generation Z Dancehall – Unapologetically Authentic

  There is a common thread that weaves through the pulse of the music being made by ‘Gen Z’ Dancehall artists; they are unapologetic and authentic.  Picking up some of the cries of their Reggae forefathers, these artists are performing lyrics detailing their resistance to poverty.  Adding to their warrior chant, they are embracing a greater life filled with riches, women and unlimited travel. Gone are the days of hearing…

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