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VP Records YouTube Channel To Carry Jamaica Jazz and Blues Livestream This Weekend! VP Records YouTube channel to carry Jamaica Jazz and Blues livestream this weekend! Presented with the theme of ‘Bringing Back The Magic,’ coverage of the three-night event begins on Thursday March 4th at and concludes on Saturday March 6th. The stellar list of performers includes Jah9, Richie Stephens, Lila Ike, Mortimer, Sevana and more. This virtual experience…

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VP RECORDS FOUNDER MS. PAT IN…

VP RECORDS FOUNDER MS. PAT IN CONVERSATION WITH CATALINA MARIA JOHNSON AND 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW REEL In association with Time Out New York Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm Airing on SummerStageAnywhere.org, SummerStage YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch www.SummerStageAnywhere.org TUNE IN SummerStageAnywhere.org Instagram (SummerStage) – click here YouTube (NYCSummerStage) – click here Facebook (SummerStageNYC) – click here Twitch (SummerStageNYC) – click here   Ms. Pat (Patricia Chin), founder…

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VP Records Mourns the Passing of…

VP Records Mourns the Passing of Bunny Wailer The global reggae fraternity will recognize the passing of Neville O’Riley Livingston, better known as Bunny Wailer as the end of an era. The last surviving member of the Wailers core trio with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, passed away today at 73. Bunny Wailer was a singer, songwriter, and percussionist, an activist, and an icon of reggae music. He was a…

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Beres Hammond Livestream Concert…

Beres Hammond Livestream Concert Caps Reggae Month Jamaica With Massive Success! Fan postings of “G.O.A.T.” (greatest of all-time) on the Beres Hammond Facebook and VP YouTube live chat Sunday night highlighted the fan appreciation and pent-up demand for this first-class reggae performance, with more than 130,000 concurrent attendees on the livestream presentation. The 90-minute concert was a parade of hits by the crooner, who’s celebrating a 40-plus year career. Special…

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Beres Hammond’s Love From a…

Beres Hammond’s Love From a Distance Live Set To Cap Reggae Month 2021 Celebrations Jamaica’s Reggae Month 2021 will come to a star-studded finale at 9pm EST on Sunday night, February 28th when world renowned vocalist Beres Hammond and his band take the stage for an exclusive concert event before a virtual audience, live streamed via the star’s Facebook page (www.fcebook.com/bereshamondofficial), the VP Records YouTube page (www.youtube.com/vprecords), on national television…

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SPICE, QUEEN OF THE DANCEHALL…

SPICE, QUEEN OF THE DANCEHALL JOINS CINEMA WITH DANCEHALL FOR FRENZ LONG-FORM VIDEO! Spice, Queen of the Dancehall combines real life drama, humor and visual effects to give her Frenz music video a cinematic effect. The Dancehall star debuted “Frenz Official Music Video” on Angela Yee’s talk show Lip Service. The theatrical display was conceptualized by Spice who co-directed the piece with Xtreme Arts. “I wanted to demonstrate that each…

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Miss Pat Featured in the New York Daily News!

Miss Pat featured in the New York Daily News! When you factor in a history that includes at least 60 years of music, the participating in the birth of reggae music, and the building of the world’s largest independent Caribbean music label, “My Reggae Music Journey,” VP Records co-founder Pat Chin’s new memoir, is quite a trip. From Kingston, Jamaica, to Jamaica, Queens, 84-year-old Pat Chin’s story is many stories,…

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The 4-Foot-11 Grandma Who Rules Reggae

Patricia Chin and VP Records has been behind a thousand Jamaican hits—from the Wailers to Sean Paul and beyond. The elegantly attired, 4-foot-11-inch great grandmother might not have been easily identifiable as a music mogul to the industry insiders attending the American Association of Independent Music Awards at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom on that day in the summer of 2015. Then Patricia Chin, co-founder of reggae label VP Records, stepped up…

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How a Kingston record store powered the Jamaican dancehall culture of today

Randy’s started life as a secondhand record shop in an ice cream parlour at 36 East Street, Kingston, founded by Miss Pat and her late husband Vincent ‘Randy’ Chin. It then became a small label and producer of original recordings at its now iconic North Parade location and eventually went on to become the world’s largest independent reggae label – VP Records. The label is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year…

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NOAH POWA RELEASES VIDEO FOR “SPEND NUFF MONEY”- Available on Reggae Gold 2020

Reggae/dancehall artist and selector Noah Powa has released the video for “Spend Nuff Money”, which has premiered on BASHY. The sinfle is available on the upcoming Reggae Gold 2020, out on VP Records August 28th. Pre-orders are available beginning today. Produced by LMR Pro and written by Noah Powa and Versatile, the song is an anthem about making money and enjoying the life that comes with it. In such times as now, the song offers an uplifting…

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