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@DelhiSultanate Uses Reggae For Political Activism In India


While your favourite Artist may be using Reggae/Dancehall creatively (or stupidly) in Jamaica, the influence of the Music Culture continues to affect many others worldwide. One person in particular is Taru Dalmia a.k.a. “Delhi Sultanate” of New Delhi, India, as he uses not only Reggae, but the Sound System Culture to channel his Political Activism. While India is under the rule of the Hindu Nationalist Government lead by Narendra Modi (Bharatiya Janata Party), Taru alleges that free speech is being threatened under his rule, and using his talents will assist the many protests that are being held in many Universities across the nation. Armed with classic singles, and Dub Plates from the likes of Toots Hibbert, Barrington Levy, and Anthony B, he hopes that his assistance in the fight will not be in vain.

Taru is also a member of The Ska Vengers, a live Band that blends Dub, Pop, Ska, Jazz, Rap, and Punk to deliver a new sound. Below is a clip from the Al Jazeera Network where we look into Taru’s journey, and the challenges he has faced so far. We also feature some of the singles that could spark protests, and some that speak against the Jamaican Government.

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Citi Dancers Cause An Upset In @DancinDynamites Finals!


It was an intense battle to be remembered at the Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites finals held at the Jamaica College Auditorium on Sunday May 14. While it was a day for the Mothers who were warmly welcomed, the finalists put on a show for everyone as they vied for the top prize. While the teams Too Cool (St. Mary), Dynamic D Squad (Portland) were impressive, it was the Montego Bay based Citi Dancers who caused an upset and emerged as the title winners over Kingston based Fantastic Steppaz who were a favourite throughout the season! Citi Dancers have now earned bragging rights, over $1 Million in cash and prizes, and will move on to expanding their brand. Attendees were also treated to performances by the likes of Recording Artists I-Octane, Rondell Positive, and Jah’lil. Congratulations Citi Dancers!

More highlights on the Dancin’ Dynamites Facebook Page.

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@TwinOfTwins Return With Vol. 11 In Their “Stir It Up” Series!


If you do not know TWIN OF TWINS you must live under a rock and even so I think the rock would surely attest to the significance of these brothers to the Jamaican culture through their popular hit series STIR IT UP that holds the attention of Jamaicans since its inception in the mid 90s. The Twin of Twins are set to release their eleventh installment of their highly anticipated STIR IT UP (Volume 11) and the fans are in a frenzy. We caught up with Patrick (Curly Lox the Voice Box) Gaynor earlier this week. When quizzed about why they took nearly four years to release another volume after the tremendous success of Volume 10 and all the volumes before? Gaynor explained that they’ve been going through a lot considering and reconsidering where the work is concerned. He went on to say that sometimes he feels that the work is not worth his time, effort, finance and resources that he personally put into these projects.

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High Energy Ruled The @DancinDynamites Semi-Finals!


With the Charles Chocolates Dancin’ Dynamites Swell 12 Season coming to a close, patrons got a dose of high energy at the Semi-Finals on Saturday May 7th at the Jamaica College Auditorium. Featuring the finalists Fantastic Steppaz, Citi Dancers, Too Kool Dancers, Dynamic D Squad, and Team Young Talent, those in attendance were in for a treat! It was Fantastic Steppaz reigned supreme the whole evening. With classic moves, surprising twists, and sky high energy, they were massively received with a standing ovation from the audience. With perfect scores, Fantastic Steppaz took home yet another prize for the “Perfect Catch”, cementing their lead as the team with the most perfect scores all season. Who will walk away the winner of this season? The Jamaica College Auditorium awaits your presence on Sunday May 14 with performances by I Octane, Rondell Positive, and Jah’lil! In recognition of Mothers Day, the first 100 Moms will receive Roses and Chocolate courtesy of the title sponsor. See you there!

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@21stHapilos Brings Their Top 10 Digital Chart To @TheReleaseJA!


21st Hapilos Digital Distribution has partnered with Television Program, “The Release” to showcase the “21st Hapilos Top 10 Digital Chart“. The chart, formally known as “The Release Top 10 Chart”, is featured in the weekly Entertainment Program on CVM TV and HYPE TV.

Talisa Taylor, Executive Producer of “The Release” said, “Our initial chart showed local and International videos that were trending online but we wanted a chart based on facts,”. The “21st Hapilos Top 10 Digital Chart” features songs that have high numbers of sales, downloads and streaming on 200 different platforms including Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, Tidal, and d’Music by Digicel.

“The Release” is an entertainment and lifestyle Television Program that is featured on Hype TV and CVM TV. It showcases new releases and reviews in entertainment including new Artistes and Music; new trends in Food and Fashion; and new Technology.

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Premiere: Fridays 9:30 pm

Repeat Time: Saturdays 10:00 pm

HYPE TV: Tuesdays 8:30 pm

Repeats: Thursdays and Saturdays 6:30 pm

– Jamaica: Flow 390 / Telstar analog 84 + Digital 584 / Logic One 730

Barbados: Flow 107

St Lucia: Flow 134

St Vincent & The Grenadines: Flow 134

– Antigua: CTV Channel 4

– Digiplay Channel 703

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The @iFlyCaribbean Invaders Steel Orchestra Will Debut At Jamaica Carnival 2017!


On Sunday April 23rd, Caribbean Airlines Invaders Steel Orchestra will make its debut at the Jamaica Carnival as part of the Bacchanal Carnival Band.
Caribbean Airlines is all about connecting people and Carnival is an integral part of who we are as a region. From the moment you board a Caribbean Airlines flight, the festivity and authentic Caribbean experience begins.  We are delighted to share the sounds of one of Trinidad and Tobago’s oldest steel bands, Caribbean Airlines Invaders Steel Orchestra*, with the people of Jamaica,” stated Alicia Cabrera, Senior Marketing Manager, Caribbean Airlines.
As part of the visit to Kingston, Caribbean Airlines Invaders Steel Orchestra will welcome arriving passengers on Saturday, April 22 at Norman Manley International Airport. “We are looking forward to giving Kingston a special musical treat, when we entertain passengers on their arrival at Norman Manley International on Saturday. We are also excited to appear on the road as part of the parade on Sunday, and showcase the infectious sound of Steel Pan, with the Revellers” said Michael Dinchong, Managing Director of Caribbean Airlines Invaders Steel Orchestra.
In addition to featuring Steel Pan at the Kingston Carnival, Caribbean Airlines also supported Jamaica’s Ministry of Tourism “Carnival in Jamaica” initiative with marketing promotions in Fort Lauderdale and New York. The Airline’s “Jamaica Wanna Jam” events on Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale and at Green Acres Mall, New York attracted hundreds of prospective travellers and four lucky winners, won trips to Jamaica to experience carnival. The Jamaica Tourist Board and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourism Association partnered with the airline for the promotion.
Caribbean Airlines offers daily flights from Trinidad and Tobago, New York, Miami and Fort Lauderdale to Kingston, Jamaica. There is also daily service between Fort Lauderdale and Montego Bay and three flights per week between Toronto and Kingston.
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