Tag : reggae

30th Anniversary for Beres Hammond’s ‘Full Attention’

On March 17, 1993, VP Records released Beres Hammond’s 9th studio album, Full Attention. Co-produced by Hammond and Phillip ‘Fatis’ Burrell for Xterminator Productions, the album found Hammond coming into a prime period of his career. Although he began recording in the early 1970s, it wasn’t until the 1990s that his music truly found its stride, and he emerged from the decade as one of reggae’s most beloved artists, in part from…

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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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Alborosie’s “Viral” Tour Dates Announced

Reggae star Alborosie commits the second half of 2023 to his fans with prime tour dates on the West Coast of the US, and across Europe.  The “Kingston Town” singer will complete a 31-city circuit beginning May 10th in Portland, Oregon and ending August 11th in Cape Verde.  Albo will perform his newest single “Viral” as well as his classic hits. Wed May 10 Star Theater Portland, OR Thur May…

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Women Are Changing The Industry But We Need More

We sat down with Valerie, founder of V Rocket Sound, to talk about the importance of Women’s History Month. The Sound System industry is male-dominated, and Valerie’s presence is respected and appreciated. Here is some of the conversation…. VP: For many years Reggae and Dancehall has been very male-dominated with female artists and professionals often sidelined, since you started your career have you seen any improvements and what more do…

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Nadine Sutherland Speaks on International Women’s Day

Nadine Sutherland, the first artist signed to Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong record label has been performing since the age of 11.  Nadine was recently asked about International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, and the significance of both observations on the calendar.  Nadine says “Systems were implemented in the past that subjugated Women and girls.  Throughout the years, I have seen the progress women have made. It is important to…

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International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

  International Women’s Day is observed on Wednesday March 8th, and Women’s History Month is observed during the month of March.  There are many women in the world of Reggae and her diaspora who have contributed to the expanse of her genre. VP Records co-founder and company matriarch Patricia ‘Miss Pat’ Chin shares stories of her years in the business, and examples of applying creativity to the marketing of music…

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