Dancehall recording artiste Vybz Kartel seems to be one step closer to being a free man. Today, supreme court Judge Bryan Sykes has turned down the application to accept two witnesses statements at the murder trial of dancehall artist Vybz Kartel.
The idea to dedicate a day in recognition of Jamaica's reggae music was conceptualised by music administrator, Andrea Davis, following a speech by Winnie Mandela, ex-wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, while the two were on a visit to Jamaica in the aftermath of Nelson's release from prison in 1993. During a speech from that visit, the mother of South Africa pointed to the inspiration reggae music gave to the people of South Africa in their fight against apartheid.
Davis, a member of Jamaica Arts Holdings and Toots and the Maytals management, was no doubt inspired by Winnie Mandela's speech, and saw a vision of reggae's impact spreading internationally, through the dedication of a day to the music. Read More...
I-Grade Records has just released a class production called the Songbird riddim. The roster for the release is heavy with rootical talents, with artists spanning the USVI (Midnite, Pressure Buss Pipe) as well as Jamaica (Glen Washington, Lutan Fyah), along with NY-via-Guyana’s Jahdan Blakkamoore.
The ‘Gaza’ deejay was billed to perform at Guarracarra Park in southern Trinidad Saturday night. However, the show was reportedly called off around 2 a.m. Sunday morning due to a paltry turnout as the venue was nearly empty for the entire night. Read More...
Friday April 19th, CultchaSound will be juggling and celebrating our good friend - Reuben Vibes of Lion Vibes Sound, earthstrong. Come out and support the thing. Music by: Lion Vibes, Spyda the DJ, Sonic 71, Solgie One, Selassie I and CultchaSound. Info here....
In come the ting called.....NEW CHUNE.
Greetings Massive! Our New 2012 Mix CD is here - Fill Your Cup is available for digital download (Free...of course) by clicking the album cover below. Please pass along. (Click Album cover for download - 320kbps)
Congratulations to King Addies – winner of Global Clash 12.08.12 (Pulse 48 aka Club C-Pac, Brooklyn, NY) – featuring Heavy Hammer (Italy) Vs Soul Supreme (USA) Vs King Klepto (Canada) Vs Madd Squad (Jamaica) Vs Risky Dise (Japan) Vs King Addies (USA) and hosted by Bobby Konders from Hot 97 FM. ReggaeMania.com also congratulates our own King Klepto, who was the final sound to be eliminated before tune fi tune. Read More...
The great thing about Reggae music, and dancehall, is there is always new blood springing up. We here at CultchaSound are all about pushing conscious artists, good vibes and message music....Check Chronixx blowing up in JA and soon the world...Wicked wicked artist. Riddim!
Last week Ninjaman surprised everyone when he rolled up on Issiah Leing at the Supreme Promotions office in Kingston with DSR boss Josef Bogdanovich. Not to be outdone this week, Ninjaman did it again, but this time dancehall sensation Tommy Lee was there — and he got an earful. (courtesy of www.oonuyard.com)
With a long list of classic hits to his credit, reggae veteran Cocoa Tea returns with a new album produced by himself and the Roaring Lion Recording Studio Crew. "In A Di Red" Releasing November 6th... Read More...