Peter Pana - Socaton

New Soca/Socaton tune by this artiste from Panama - Peter Pana

Collie Buddz Blazing from Bermuda to Jamrock

Reggae shooting star Collie Buddz has been featured in the Vibe Magazine. Full article only available in the printed issue.

Calle 13 with their 2nd album

Review of Calle 13's new album, "Residente o Visitante" at Newsday. The controversal reggaeton group from Puerto Rico is also winner of Latin Grammy Awards 2006.

Bahia Online website

Check out this website about music, culture and tourist infos in/about Bahia, Brazil. They also have a webradio up with local music.

Marco Polo feat. Masta Ace - Nostalgia

Nice video to this nice track feat. the rap legend Masta Ace on the forthcoming album by producer Marco Polo on Rawkus Records.

[via Wake your daughter up]

Copy cat music for boygroups

J Status - Roll ft. Rihanna & Shontelle

New boygroup outa Jamaica. Not that bad, but pleeaz write your own lyrics!!

Lutah Fyah - Save the juvenile

Lutah Fyah - Save the juvenile:

Soca mixes/podcasts for this week

MashUp Show by MashUp Crew: Jump-Up Mix by Marflix with songs mainly from St. Vincent and Barbados plus some Bachaton/Salsaton.
[get podcast]

LeXXXus Sound with the "Soca Gone Clear" Mix on Izatrini: Trini Soca from 2007 and some Bajan 2006 stuff.
[get podcast]

Motown mix by Madlib

New podcast of the monthly series by Stones Throw Records:
Motown by Madlib.

Happy birthday DJ Kool Herc

Happy earthday, DJ Kool Herc!

Soca D Vote 2007-2008

The Soca D’ Vote campaign, a non-partisan grassroots initiative to foster greater civic awareness and voter education of US citiens with Caribbean descent, just launched their new song for 2007-2008. Sung and produced by Nigel Lewis.
Soca D' Vote mp3.

[via de cooler]

Funk & Afrobeat Mix from Benin

Definitely a must is this mix by Frank aka Voodoo Funk: almost unheard material from Benin, Nigeria and Congo - mostly funk and afrobeat.

Mighty Crown wins Death Before Dishonour '07

The famous Japanese soundsystem Mighty Crown won this years's competition "Death Before Dishonour - Jamaica World Clash", the most important sound-clash in Jamaica. This year's competitors have been: Bass Odyssey, David Rodigan, Mighty Crown, Silva Star and Black Reaction (World Clash Canada - winner). Title defender Ricky Trooper didn't attent.
Dub fi Dub / Finals: Mighty crown vs. Bass Odyssey
[via Jamaica Star]

Macka Diamond - Hula Hoop

Watch the video of this weeks #1 in Jamaica's Top 30:

[Macka Diamond Myspace]

St. Lucia don't want Sizzla

Director of the St. Lucia-based Caribbean Drug Abuse Research Institute, Dr. Marcus Day, has called on law enforcement authorities to refuse permission for Jamaican dancehall artiste Sizzla to perform here at a May 5 show.
Dr. Day, in a letter to Police Commissioner Ausbert Regis, called for the artiste to be prevented from performing here because of what he said was his violent, anti-gay lyrics.
[via Jamaica Gleaner]

Cuban rappers "Los Aldeanos" are fighting the injustice

Read an article about the Cuban hiphop/reggaeton - artist Aldo Rodriguez from the group "Los Aldeanos" on CNN.

Ferro Gaita

Ferro Gaita is a Fununa - Band from Cape Verde Islands (Western Africa).
Listen to a song from the 1997 album "Fundu Baxu":

See also a video of a Ferro Gaita life show on youtube: