CFW Caribbean Fashion Week Kingston Jamaica
Fashionista’s and A-listers will be flocking to the fabulous CFW (Caribbean Fashion Week) being held in Kingston between the 11th and 16th June 2014. Now in its 13th year the award-winning event promises to be a festival of sights and sounds with Caribbean and International designers showcasing their collections, alongside top-notch musical performances. The organisers ‘Pulse’ have pulled out all the stops and CFW 2014 is lauded to be the best year yet with the launch of ShopCaribbeanFashion and shopping lounges at the event where you can leave with your favourite looks. Stunning runway shows will tantalise the senses, alongside star-studded performances from Sizzla, Ninja Man and Sheila E to name a few.
BANG Radio goes for a reggae re-launch
BANG Radio, a community station in London, will change its name and format tomorrow to Riddim Radio, playing reggae and dancehall music. Founder and CEO of BANG Radio, Jennifer Ogole, says the team behind the community station brand have been working on bringing Caribbean sister station Riddim Radio to the UK.
Jamaica To Resurrect Skatalites in Hopes of Bringing Ska Back
It’s true! Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson-Miller, has recently revealed that as the island has moved away from the music programs and love it once had for it’s rich heritage she intends to resurrect the band that first put them on the international map as they say. She intends to use holograms, much like when Tupac Shakur took the stage at the 2012 Coachella Music Festival, of the original members of the iconic band The Skatalites to help promote the island’s rcih musical history to the world yet again much like they once did at the World’s Fair in 1964.
Skamania Presents: Derrick Morgan, The King of Ska
Big concert featuring one of Jamaica’s finest export Derrick Morgan. So if you are in the LA area June the 27th don’t be afraid to swing by and enjoy the vibes. Below are the profiles of some of the supporting acts and the link to the Ticket fly page.
Tessanne Chin,Wiz Khalifa Booked For Reggae Sumfest 2014
West Coast rapper Wiz Khalifa and The Voice Season 5 winner Tessanne Chin are both booked for Reggae Sumfest 2014. Reps for Reggae Sumfest confirmed that both artistes will be taking the stage on International night.
Gyptian’s Wet Fete ft. Kes – WSHH Premiere Over 7.3 Million Views
Gyptian headed to Tobago before the Carnival madness to team up with Kes The Band for his sizzling new video “Wet Fete.” The video was directed by the island’s own Dave Elliot and Andre Thorne from Baby Thorne Production in collaboration with Tobago House of Assembly and Synergy TV.
Bob Marley Festival cements its place as an annual event in Mudgee, Austraila
Reggae fans had a ball at the recent Bob Marley Festival in Kandos. Three top bands – the Macquarie River Mud Flappers, Joe Tee’s Afrodisa, and Errol Renaud’s Caribbean Soul played from midday until dark and had everyone calling for more.
Soca Advantage 4 – Bloodline
OK, it is the season for fetes, wuking up and jouverts. As Jamaica prepares it self for a couple weeks of revelry, local patrons (at least the ones who did not fly to Trinidad to partake in that island’s festivies from earlier in the year) can get familiar with some of this season’s most impactful hits with Bloodline Sound’s fourth edition of their Soca Advantage mixtape.