ALL-STAR ROSTER OF CARIBBEAN ACTS TO BE FEATURED ON CD COMPILATION

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Kevin Lyttle, Dollarman, Singing Melody, Lazo including among the Caribbean’s best talent on the Love the Music Compilation project

Atlanta, GA & New York, NY – Through a mutually beneficial strategic partnership, the Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation (CTO) and Ryff Music have teamed up to create the ‘Love the Music’ Compilation CD project.

The project features vibrant music that represents the best of the Caribbean culture presented by artist from CTO member countries.

The compilation project promotes aspects of Caribbean culture through music & spoken word.

The CD will be made available in stores and on-line in June during Caribbean Heritage Month. A series of promotional activities to help promote the CD will take place during Caribbean Week in NY, June 7th –12th.

Portions of the proceeds from the CD sales will go to support the CTO Foundation.

The CD includes a respected roster of the Caribbean’s best artist including:

Kevin Lyttle (St. Vincent & The Grenadines) whose hit song ‘Turn Me On’ reached # 4 on the U.S. charts and # 2 on the UK charts, while his self titled album reached # 8 in the U.S. and was RIAA certified Gold;

Dollarman (Grenada) who is the featured artist on the songs ‘Rock this Party’ and ‘Soundz of Freedom’ both reached # 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart; Singing Melody (Jamaica) whose single ‘Want You Back’, reached 3 and 1 respectively on the New York Reggae Top 30 and the Star Top 40;

Natural Black (Guyana) has had several hits including ‘Far From Reality’ and ‘Nice It Nice’; Kamau Georges (British Virgin Islands) one of the BVI’s most talented artist and producers; KB (Bahamas) one of the Bahamas most popular artist; Dudley (Bermuda) whose song ‘Bermudian Gal’ was a big radio hit and still enjoys radio play on Bermuda’s Hot 107.5’s; Aloe Blacc (Panamanian) whose song ‘I Need a Dollar’ is the theme song for the HBO hit show ‘How to Make it in America’;

Lazo (Dominica) won a Juno Award in 2000 for Best Reggae Recording for ‘Heart and Soul’; Fae Simon (Carriacou and Jamaica) the UK’s upcoming artist and several other artist top out the roster of the Caribbean’s best. Producers that contributed to the project include Albert ‘Dvo’ Desilva (Guyana), Herbert Alexander (USVI), Kamau George (BVI), Max Tannone (USA) and several other talented Caribbean musicians.

In addition to the 12 full length songs on the album, there will be a bonus ‘Love the Mix’ CD produced by DJ Chigga featuring a variety of local Caribbean artist who submit their music on-line at www.ryffmusic.com.

The project will be distributed through Redeye distribution, the leading independent distributor for both physical and digital music around the world. Their retailers in the U.S. include chains such as Best Buy, Borders, f.y.e. and independent stores throughout the country. Redeye also exports records to Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia, and provides a digital distribution service that delivers content to iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody and many other digital music stores. Redeye currently distributes such labels as Daptone Records, Alive Records, Bella Union Records, Revelation Records and artist such as Widespread Panic, The Donnas, Sun Public Enemy and Au Revoir Simone, to name a few.

 

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