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CARIBBEAN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS ROUNDUP


By The NAN Editorial
Team

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, May 10,
2019:
Here are the top headlines making news on the
Caribbean entertainment scene for this week:

Remembering John Singleton

Caribbean-roots
star, Nia Long, was among the celebrities this week gathering in Los Angeles to
pay their respects to iconic filmmaker John Singleton at his private funeral.

Long was a cast member
of Singleton’s directorial debut, Boyz n the Hood. The film made Academy Award
history when Singleton became the youngest and first black director to be
nominated for Best Director, and launched the acting careers of several of its
stars.

Singleton was
taken off of life support and died on April 29th after suffering a major stroke
on April 17. He was 51 years old.

Long is of Trinidadian, Grenadian, Vincentian and Bajan descent.

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What Does Skip Marley and Little Haiti
Have In Common?

Reggae star Skip
Marley, who is currently gearing up for the release of his full-length debut
project, has dropped a new video that was filmed in Miami’s Little Haiti.

‘That’s Not
True’ depicts a slice of life in the heart of Little Haiti. His uncle Damian
Marley also makes an appearance in the video.

As skip tells
it: “’That’s Not True’ is about trying to find the positivity and light in the
darkness that can sometimes eclipse humanity. We can all be the best versions
of ourselves & lift one another by coming together and spreading positive
vibes.”

The new video release comes as Skip’s new collaboration with Major Lazer drops today.

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Hawaiian Born Musicians Tops Billboard
Reggae Charts

A California
band featuring all Hawaiian born musicians has topped the Billboard Reggae
chart this week.

Iration, an
alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA, took the number
one spot, jumping from six last week, after 41 weeks on the chart with their
self-titled album. 

 “We’re all about luv,” states the band. The
group is made up of members Joseph Dickens (Drums), Joseph King (Engineer),
Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel (Guitar/Lead Vocals), Adam
Taylor (Bass), and Micah Brown (Guitar/Vocals). All of the members of Iration
met while growing up in Hawaii but formed the band after reconnecting in Santa
Barbara, CA. The only exception is Micah Brown, who officially joined the group
in 2014.

Buju Banton For
Grenada Tomorrow

It’s almost here
Grenadians. Buju Banton’s Long Walk to Freedom concert at the National Cricket
Stadium is tomorrow night, Saturday, May 11 2019 from 9 p.m. VIP tickets were
sold out Thursday and the only available tickets were available in advance at
US $66.

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