The February 9, 2010, Walkup Records release of Bigga Haitian's
Sak Pase on CD had been in the works for months. Following the
earthquake in Haiti, Bigga and Walkup announced that they will
donate all proceeds from downloads of "I Am A Haitian" from Sak
Pase to Yele Haiti to assist with relief efforts. Of the devastation,
Bigga says, "I feel like I need to do something and this is what I
have to offer."
Bigga Haitian was born "Charles Dorismond" in Haiti to a musical
family. His father, Andre Dorismond, was a pioneer of Kompa music
with the Webert...
The deadly earthquake that felled much of Haiti's capital last week
broke 250 years of strain -- a tension that had built slowly across
the nearby fault as it resisted the inexorable tug of drifting tectonic
Geologists who have studied the complicated fault system in the area
say more quakes could follow last week's disaster, which killed an
estimated 50,000 to 100,000, according to the Pan American Health
Organization. Often quakes such as this trigger others nearby in a
domino effect, the experts say. In coming years, other sections of
Warner Channel is a pan-regional television subscription channel
with presence in Latin America, Brazil and the Caribbean. Its signal
reaches approximately 20 million homes in 24 countries around the
continent through 5 different signals that adjust according to the
different time zones and languages of the region.
Due to the agreement between HBO Latin America Group and Flow,
this is the first time that the Warner Channel is being broadcast in
Jamaica. Flow subscribers will now be able to enjoy HBO LAG’s varied
and comprehensive television programming...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean defended his
charity on Monday in the wake of questions about its practices
while calling on the international community to enable the evacuation
of his homeland's earthquake-ravaged capital.
"Port-au-Prince is a morgue," Jean said at a Manhattan press conference,
recounting how he collected the corpses of small children and adults from
the festering streets on his recent trip. Tears streamed down his face as
he looked into the camera, speaking to his countrymen.
Since the confirmation of R&B mega star Beyonce’s performance
in Trinidad, controversy and contention have been prevalent.
One group representing calypsonians has already started protesting.
They claim that sponsors/hosts of the event, bmobile, were disrespectful
to indigenous art forms like calypso. The main issue arising from this
event is the fact that bmobile, a predominantly state-owned company,
will be redirecting some monies that are usually allocated for Carnival
events, towards Jamaican and American artist concerts.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)
was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader
in the African-American civil rights movement. His main legacy
was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States,
and he has become a human rights icon: King is recognized
as a martyr by two Christian churches. A Baptist minister,
King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led
the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the
Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving
as its first president...
Incarcerated deejay Buju Banton reached out to the Haiti cause
yesterday by donating US$1,000 ($89,000)as well as clothes and
shoes to Haitian artiste Wyclef Jean's Yele Organization.
Although experiencing problems of his own as he is currently in jail in
the United States facing drug charges, the deejay opened up his own
closet, clothes and shoes to assist persons devastated by the earthquake.
ReggaeMe - On October 27th 2009 Dancehall artist Chuck Fenda
released his third album Fulfillment with VP Records. Chuck Fenda
has the living fire. His voice and music are filled with the passion
and heartbeat of Jamaica. His songs present reality, hope and love
for the people.
Fulfillment showcases Chuck Fenda on a variety of one drop and roots
riddims produced by Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor, including the new “Ghetto
Riddim.” Fulfillment is identifiably the most spiritual album from the artist
to date. Characterized by collaborations with like-minded...
Here is a sad news. The great roots singer and producer Vivian
Jackson aka Yabby You aka Jesus Dread passed away on the 12th
January in Clarendon, Jamaica.
Born in Kingston in 1946, he was the author of many classics such as
Conquering Lion, Rally Round Jahovah, Jah Vengeance, Deliver Me From
My Enemies, Love Thy Neighbour, Deliverance, Ballistic Dread Locks, Dread
Locks Man, Black Starliner, Natty Bongo. He also produced artist such as
Michael Prophet, Michael Rose, Jah Stitch, Trinity, Tony Tuff and Wayne
A powerful earthquake of 7.0 magnitude rocked Haiti just before
5 p.m. Eastern time, 10 miles southwest from the highly populated
capital of Port-au-Prince.
There were two aftershocks — of 5.5 and 5.9 magnitude — that
followed in the last hour, and more are expected to happen.
The city has about 2 million people, according to National Geographic.
According to several news reports, a large hospital in the capital had
collapsed, and people were screaming in streets full of rubble.
Haiti, by far the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, has been...