UK SINGER & SON OF JAMAICAN ROCKSTEADY ICON ALTON ELLIS
CHRISTOPHER ELLIS FEELS BACK AT HOME ON “HERE WE ARE”
New York, NY (June 16, 2017) — Reggae/R&B singer Christopher Ellis receives a warm welcome in Jamaica, the setting for his latest video, “Here We Are.” Ellis, a British native, has become a familiar face in Jamaica. He represents modern day rocksteady, following the tradition of his late-great father, Alton Ellis, the pioneer of the vintage uptempo precursor to reggae.
Vocalist Donna E. Scott Provides a Soundtrack Exploring
the Emotional Spectrum of Namesake Holiday
with Carnival – Available June 23
Thinking of Carnival conjures colorful, festive images of masked revelers, frenetic rhythms, and dancing in the streets. But as the prelude to the season of Lent, it’s also a time for spiritual reflection and renewal.
Today (1.13), the Reggae Songstress Drops the Album’s First Single
“Trueversation” feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
The Jamaican award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Queen Ifrica calls for global change on her third studio album Climb, available March 3, 2017 via VP Records. Queen Ifrica will debut new material from the album tomorrow (1.14) at Jamaica’s annual Rebel Salute festival.
Jennifer Saran, Carlos Santana, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, And Narada Michael Walden’s Inspiring World Peace Anthem “Wake Up” – Watch Now
“Wake Up” Available on iTunes on Nov. 11
All Proceeds from Sale of New Track to Benefit the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alt-pop/adult contemporary singer-songwriter Jennifer Saran has teamed up with South African Grammy-winning male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Grammy and Emmy-winning producer, drummer, singer and songwriter Narada Michael Walden (Producer/Co-writer), known for his work with Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Mariah Carey, to create her newest single, “Wake Up.” The song releases Friday, November 11. Making a special guest appearance on the track is Grammy-winner and legend Carlos Santana (Featured Guitarist), whose guitar licks generate inspiring vibes.
BLUE NOTE FRANCE SIGNS FATIMA;
REISSUES HER ACCLAIMED 2014 ALBUM YELLOW MEMORIES
Swedish-born, London-based singer-songwriter Fatima has signed to Blue Note France, and will soon begin recording her label debut which will be released globally in 2017. Blue Note has reissued her 2014 album Yellow Memories, making the acclaimed LP available today for download and streaming. Fatima’s Still Dreaming EP, which contains three previously unreleased tracks, is also available now for download and streaming.
Brazilian Songstress Kenia Reunites Members of Her
First Band After Nearly Two Decades with On We Go –
Available August 12 on Mooka Records
For many jazz fans in the 1980s and ’90s, Kenia‘s singing was the gateway to contemporary Brazilian jazz and pop. She stood out from her compatriots because of her intimate, smooth vocals-subtle yet soulful-and her finesse with both American standards and Brazilian material. On We Go will entice a new generation of listeners, as it showcases Kenia at the top of her form with a seductive, polished vocal phrasing.
Ronnie Davis To Release New Album Titled “Iyahcoustic”
SKINNY BWOY RECORDS: Reggae foundation roots singer Ronnie Davis (Itals and The Tennors original member), is set for the release of his new album titled IYAHCOUSTIC, on August 19, 2016 via Skinny Bwoy Records. Produced by Singer/Songwriter/Producer Henry Buckley, Jr. aka Sadiki, IYAHCOUSTIC showcases Davis in a modern acoustic setting – a departure from the hard-core Rocksteady and Reggae production that’s been the backdrop for most of his works throughout the years.
From The Big Screen To The Stage, “Leon and The Peoples” Releases New Single “I’d Look Good on You”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – July 1, 2016 – PRLog You know him from movies and he goes by Leon. Leon is no stranger to music on the silver screen having portrayed David Ruffin in the hit Mini-Series”The Temptations,” now get to know his music.
VP RECORDS REVEALS FIVE NEW SONGS OFF
WE REMEMBER DENNIS BROWN
A DOUBLE DISC TRIBUTE ALBUM SLATED FOR LATE SPRING 2016
Romain Virgo (Feb 5), Raging Fyah (Feb 12), Jah9 (Feb 19), The Green (Feb 26) and Marsha Ambrosius (Mar 4) Recreate His Classics To Pay Homage to the Revered Jamaican Singer
February 1st, 2016, marked the late reggae and lover’s rock icon Dennis Brown‘s 59th birthday. During his birthday month, reggae’s leading distributor and label VP Records paid respect to Brown by releasing a tribute cover every Friday for five weeks in a row.
ROMANTIC REGGAE LUMINARY BERES HAMMOND RELEASES NEW EP, “BERES HAMMOND IN DUB,” PRODUCED BY KEMAR ‘FLAVA’ MCGREGOR
BERES HAMMOND’S EP NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON ITUNES, AMAZON
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – January 8, 2016: Reggae legend Beres Hammond released his new EP, titled “Beres Hammond in Dub,” Friday, January 8, 2016 on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.