Author Archives : Natasha Voncastle

VP Records and Reggae Star Jah Cure Release Lyric Video for “Welcome To Jamaica!”

VP Records and GRAMMY-nominated Reggae star Jah Cure release the lyric video for “Welcome To Jamaica.” The lyric video takes viewers on a journey from white sand beaches to a man playing a drum to express the vibrancy that makes Jamaica unique.  Further in the lyric video and between the sunrise and sunset, views of Jamaica’s landmarks and culture makes the case for the country’s magnetism. Acting as a visual…

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Up-Tempo, Positive, Empowering – Alison Hinds!

(By:  Simone Smith – repost from Toronto Caribbean News) On September 3rd, 2021, VP Records released its iconic project Soca Gold. Soca Gold represents the best releases of the genre over the past year. This seventeen-track disc features prominent artists Bunji Garlin, Iwer George, Edwin Yearwood, Fay-Ann Lyons, Patrice, and Alison Hinds. Alison is known worldwide as the Queen of Soca. It was fitting that she kicked off the launch…

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Alison Hinds is in Soca News!

(repost from Soca News) Bajan Queen of Soca Alison Hinds has enriched us with so many memorable tunes over the years, both during her time with Square One and as a solo artist. She has given us such tracks as Faluma, Roll It Gal, West Indian, Born Wit It, Talk Bout (on the Sovereign Riddim), and now Go Gal, which features on the latest release of Soca Gold 2021 from…

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MEET THE GODMOTHER OF REGGAE, PATRICIA “MISS PAT” CHIN OF VP RECORDS!

Repost from Island Origins Magazine Standing at around 4 feet 11 inches, 84-year-old Patricia Chin at first presents as an unassuming figure. In reality, she is one of the giants of Caribbean music — a co-founder of the largest independent reggae record label in the world, a label that transformed the reggae music industry forever. Her company, VP Records — named for Vincent (her late husband) and Patricia Chin — has been…

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Industry Focus: An Interview with Photographer Marc Jeffrey

By:  Natasha Von Castle Marc Jeffrey is a Trinidad and Tobago-based photographer. His love and passion for his lens and what it captures has been included in major campaigns, special moments held by close friends and family and online look books. VP: How did you get your start in the business? MJ: I began in 2013. I started by doing event photography such as parties and special occasions for friends….

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Meta & The Cornerstones New Album!

By Werner Zips “DIA” Pronounced(Jah) takes the Reggae mastery of one of its foremost African ambassadors to a new level. It is beautifully crafted and full of passion for music and message, sounding pouncing riddims and sweet harmonies to Jah (Dia) rising sun. Yet, it is much more than just another excellent Reggae album. Meta Dia offers hidden pathways to social healing – or “salvation” – as Rastas, Sufis, and…

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