By NAN ET Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 3, 2017: Here are the top stories making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for the week-ending Mar. 3, 2017.
Prince Harry has returned to Jamaica but this time not for an official visit but for his best friend’s wedding. The Jamaica Gleaner reports that Harry touched down in Montego Bay to attend his best friend, Tom ‘Skipp’ Inskip’s wedding. The Prince is set to be joined by girlfriend Meghan Markle at the super exclusive Round Hill Hotel and Villas. The MoBay wedding comes amid rumors that Harry may pop the question to the divorced Markle sometime this summer.
Israeli Reggae Singer Enters Billboard Charts
An Israeli Reggae singer and musician and his band have debuted at No. 14 on Billboard Magazine’s Reggae chart for the week ending March 4th. Lior Ben-Hur and his band Sol Tevél achieved a career milestone with his first CD, proving once again the growth and diversification of reggae music beyond Jamaica.
Meanwhile, reggae singer Chronixx, fresh from a performance on Feb. 24th on the Tonight Show, opened his North America tour at Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT, yesterday, Thursday March 2, 2017. Chronixx will head across North America for a four-month-long tour of North America while also preparing for the release of his upcoming album Chronology, which is set to hit the streets early March.
Sean Paul Has A Son
Dancehall star Sean Paul is a dad. The 44-year-old Jamaican star welcomed his first child this week, a little boy named Levi Blaze Henriques. The artist and his wife Jodi “Jinx” Stewart Henriques made the announcement on Instagram on Sunday, but it is unclear when the baby was born.
Skip Marley, grandson of the late great Robert Nesta Marley, just released a music video for his new single, “Lions.” The lyrics takes on an explicitly political message as Skip sings: “If ya took all my rights away / If ya tellin’ me how to pray / If ya won’t let us demonstrate / You’re wrong.” The video itself features Marley and other young people, all dressed in black, plotting and rising up against a tyrannical fascist dictator in a dystopian future. Check out the video here.
Dior, Rihanna Non Profit Announces Partnership
Dior has announced its partnership with Rihanna’s Harvard award-winning nonprofit organization, The Clara Lionel Foundation.
In support of Rihanna’s philanthropic efforts, Dior will be donating a percentage of proceeds from each “We Should All Be Feminists” t-shirt – made famous on their Spring 2017 runway and Riri’s Instagram – to the foundation.
The “We Should All Be Feminists” t-shirts are available in all Dior retail boutiques worldwide and Dior.com until May 15, as well as Saks.com (including an exclusive black version) from March 14 to March 28.
Founded by Rihanna in 2012, the non-profit is dedicated to funding and facilitating groundbreaking education, health and emergency response programs for impoverished communities globally.
House of D’Marsh Fall 2017
The House of D’Marsh presented its Fall 2017 collection recently at the midtown location of Coco Mat during New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Patrons attending the runway show of the Jamaican-born New York based designer Glenroy March and House of D’Marsh were thrilled with the fantasy ball that was presented.
March opened the show with the “Belle of the Ball” getting dressed for her first ball, assisted by “Men-In-Waiting.” Inspired by characters from popular fairy tale favorites, the exquisite collection was strikingly tailored with careful attention to detail and precision. The dresses in this collection are all inspired by characters from popular fairy tale favorites Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.
To view the full collection, visit En Blanc Couture NYC at 1190 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn or dmarshcouture.com
House of D’Marsh had its genesis in spring 2003 when designer Glenroy March launched his spring collection during Caribbean Fashion Week in Jamaica’s capital city, Kingston. This start gave rise to the pursuit of a passion by a talented Jamaican who would later go on to stun audiences not just locally but internationally. With an eye for detail and perfection, the New York based March, honed his design skills at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts, obtaining practical experience while working in the costume department. With a constant pulse on trends and new innovation combination, House of D’Marsh, seeks to marry sophistication with fashion-forward sensibility. The House of D’Marsh has received numerous editorials in a variety of local and international fashion and consumer magazines.