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Dancehall DJ Assassin to Attend Oracabessa Festival Launch in Manhattan

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Lyrically potent dancehall DJ Assassin, aka Agent Sasco is one of the headline acts confirmed to attend the New York launch of the inaugural Oracabessa Festival on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at LQ Nightclub in Manhattan.

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Young entrepreneurs from, Jamaica bring their “Reggae Application” project to Kickstarter

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Trendy Reggae connects musicians, djs, music promoters, producers and major brands through an online platform. Users will be able to engage new fans, discover new music and find gigs with Trendy Reggae. 

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American Airlines Discount for Reggae Marathon 2014

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Reggae Marathon and American Airlines are pleased to offer to 2014 Reggae Runners and Walkers a special 5% discount on fares for Reggae Marathon 2014 (December 6, 2014).

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Atlanta Carnival Bandleaders Council (A.C.B.C.) takes a bold step to revitalize Atlanta Carnival experience

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‘A brand new and revitalized Atlanta Carnival experience.’ This is the promise from the newly formed Atlanta Carnival Bandleaders Council (A.C.B.C.); a group that has taken the initiative to present the Caribbean culture in a new way to the city of Atlanta on Saturday May 24th 2014 from 11am-10pm at The Underground (50 Central Ave SW #007, Atlanta, GA 30303).

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Trinidadian soca star fay ann lyons joins vp records artist roster

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VP Records is happy to announce that Trinidadian soca vocalist and songwriter Fay Ann Lyons has signed to the Caribbean music record label for a multi-album record, publishing and merchandise deal.

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Demarco for more collabos with Ugandan artists

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Jamaican dancehall star Collins Demar Edwards, known by his stage name Demarco, is considering recording more collabos with several Ugandan artists when he gets in the country to headline this year’s Club music street jam on May 10.

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Commission denies increase in Reggae attendance; water use, waste, traffic, security still concerns

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At their hearing last Thursday, April 3, the county planning commission granted the Mateel Community Center’s request for additional offsite overflow parking for this year’s Reggae on the River but voted 5-2 to deny the Mateel’s request to increase attendance from 8,000 to 9,000 this year.

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African American Music Museum on track to be built

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Construction on the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville could start as early as next year. The construction will be one component of a larger redevelopment on the site of the old Nashville Convention Center in downtown.