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"Patria y Vida: The Power of Music" — A Visual Revolution Earns Latin Grammy 2023 Nomination

Miami, Florida - In an era where art intertwines with social justice, "Patria y Vida: The Power of Music" emerges powerfully, securing a coveted nomination for the 2023 Latin Grammy in the "Best Long Video" category. Masterfully directed by Beatriz Luengo, the documentary doesn't merely spotlight the song's luminaries like Yotuel, Maykel Osorbo, Gente de Zona, and El Funky, but it also weaves a visual narrative that pays homage to legends like Celia Cruz and features stars such as Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, and Camila Cabello.

“Territory”: Dominican Film Wins Best Documentary at Canadian Film Festival

Toronto, Canada - “Territory,” a short film focused on the indigenous people of the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica- the Kalinago, wins Best Short Documentary at the 18th annual Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) and is the first submission by Director Jael Joseph to the festival, taking place in Toronto September 6-22, 2023. “Territory” tied for the title with “Negra, Yo Soy Bella,” a film by Puerto Rico’s Vashi Korin.

Kranium Collaborates With Nigerian-American Singer Rotimi for Vibes Weekend (Remix)

New York, NY - Dancehall sensation Kranium, known for his infectious tunes and captivating performances, has teamed up with the talented Nigerian-American singer Rotimi in an exciting collaboration for the remix of his hit single, "Vibes Weekend." This remix promises to take the already popular track to new heights, blending Kranium's signature dancehall sound with Rotimi's distinctive Afrobeat vibes.

Buju Banton Releases Highly Anticipated New Album 'Born For Greatness'

The moment has finally arrived! GRAMMY® winning, multiple Billboard chart-topping artist, and international reggae icon Buju Banton unveils his anticipated new album, Born For Greatness, today via Gargamel Music/ Roc Nation Records / Def Jam Recordings.This rich body of work continues his legacy as one of reggae’s most influential, impactful, and inimitable figures. Among many highlights, the single “Body Touching Body” [feat. Victoria Monét] highlights his uncanny ability to seamlessly merge not only sounds and vibes, but cultures as well. Buju charismatically flows over a fluid beat anchored by steel drums and wah-drenched guitar, while Victoria heats up the song with a hypnotic R&B hook, “I wanna lie with you. Bonnie and Clyde with you, so I never have to miss you.”

Miami Carnival Set to Hold Annual Panorama Steelband Competition On October 6

Lauderhill, FL - Miami Carnival will hold its annual Panorama Steelband competition presented by Carib Beer on Friday, October 6, at Central Broward Park(3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311), from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Miami Carnival's Panorama. This event is truly a staple event that has become a musical phenomenon that compliments the rich cultural diversity arts and culture landscape in South Florida. Produced by the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee (MBOHC), this annual quintessential Caribbean percussion music extravaganza in South Florida is both multicultural and international. The event, powered by Utopia Carnival Cruise & Festival, lends an undeniable cultural authenticity to South Florida's Caribbean vibe. Steelbands in competition include Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, Sticks' n Tones Steel Orchestra, Metro Steel Orchestra, New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra, Melo Groove Steel Orchestra, Elite Pan Stars Academy, and Junior St Thomas Steel Orchestra. The Antigua & Barbuda Ministry of Education, Sports, and The Creative Industries will sponsor a special performance by Hells Gate Steel Orchestra. Tickets can be purchased at: https://miamicarnival.org/.

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Shinehead Honored in Los Angeles

It has been all smiles for music stalwart Shinehead this summer, as he was honored this month by The Los Angeles Reggae Community. The music giant was befittingly bestowed with the group’s "Spotlight" award for his unyielding contributions to Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop and R&B and paving the way for entertainers around the world to thrive in mainstream and international music spaces.

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