Nesta’s Rock coming Jan 2015! [Photo Courtesy of JMTC]
The JMTC is proud to present Nesta’s Rock [Photo Courtesy of JMTC]
Nesta’s Rock was inspired by Marley’s childhood [Photo Courtesy of Tuff Gong]
Tuff Gong International partnered with JMTC [Photo Courtesy of Tuff Gong]
JMTC’s Creative Team [Photo Courtesy of JMTC]
Nesta’s Rock Celebrates Marley’s 70th Anniversary [Photo Courtesy of Google Images]
Cedella Marley (CEO of the Marley Group of Companies) [Photo Courtesy of Cedella Marley’s Facebook Fan Page”
*Photos: Various Sources
What’s your favorite Bob ‘Nesta’ Marley song? “One Love”, “Three Little Birds”, “No Woman, No Cry” are all reggae classics and synonymous with Jamaican music. Tourists who visit the country look forward to hearing those tunes on the beach to enhance their island experience. Should they arrive next year January to February 2015, tourists can also enjoy their favorite Marley numbers live in theater!
That’s right, a Marley musical! The Bob Marley Group of Companies has partnered with the Jamaica Musical Theatre Company’s (JMTC) to present the JMTC’s upcoming original children’s musical production, Nesta’s Rock. Not only is the musical inspired by his childhood, but Nesta’s Rock also marks and celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the late king of reggae on February 6, 2015. The musical will create new renditions of Marley’s most popular singles, such as “Trench Town Rock”, “Redemption Song”, “Could You Be Loved” and many others.
Bunji Garlin “Truck On The Road”
Etana “Richest Girl (I Rise)”
Jah Cure “All of Me (John Legend Cover)
Spice “So Mi Like It”
Major Lazer ft. Busy Signal, The Flexican & FS Green “Watch Out For This (Bumyaye)”
Fay-Ann Lyons “Catch Me”
Sean Paul ft. Konshens “I Want Dem All”
Agent Sasco “Sekkle and Cease”
QQ “Jack Hammer”
Gyptian ft. Melanie Fiona “One More Time”
Maxi Priest “Holiday”
Romain Virgo “Soul Provider”
VP Records’ Reggae Gold 2014 now available
*Photos: Various Sources including VP Records
In addition to their 35th Anniversary, VP Records has released their highly-anticipated, annual compilation, Reggae Gold 2014. As their most successful compilation to date, Reggae Gold consistently tops the Billboard and iTunes Reggae Charts. The album comprises of the hottest radio anthems of the summer.
VP Records celebrates their 35th Anniversary
VP Records Founders Vincent & Patricia Chin
The VP Family at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival 2014 in Queens, NYC
*Photos Courtesy of VP Records
Powerhouse reggae music label, VP Records, recently celebrated their 35th Anniversary this past July at the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York City. The company created visually stunning pop-up exhibition to commemorate this special milestone. It featured a photo exhibit by Ajamu Myrie that displayed Jamaican reggae culture, a map emphasizing reggae’s popularity on every continent and a photo timeline showcasing each musical era in Jamaica. The label’s founder Patricia Chin unveiled a short documentary (narrated by Sirius XM’s reggae DJ Pat McKay) that illustrated VP Records’ contribution to the evolution of Jamaican music over the years.
The Reggae Around the World Team congratulates the VP Records family on their impressive anniversary and we wish them the best for the future. Here’s to another 35 years!
VP 35th Anniversary Exhibit at the Grace Jerk Fest 2014
The VP Records Story Documentary
*All Photos Courtesy of Niko Browne (Lifeline Music) & Romain Virgo
Check out Romain Virgo’s smooth reggae cover of Sam Smith’s, one-night-stand anthem, “Stay With Me”. Niko Browne, of Lifeline Music (Jamaica), both produced the track and directed the music video. Virgo’s superb vocal abilities mixed with Browne’s incredible production skills create an excellent cover. Browne also produced many of the songs from Romain’s sophomore album The System (2012) (VP Records).
How do you like Romain Virgo‘s version of “Stay With Me”? Do you like his rendition or Sam Smith’s original better? Comment below!