REGGAE SUMFEST: With more announcements to follow, the latest confirmed acts for this summer's hottest concert ticket include Beres Hammond (above), Barrington Levy, Romain Virgo, RDX and Lady Saw. They join a roster that already includes the likes of Damian Marley, Beenie Man, Popcaan, Chronixx, Tarrus Riley, and R&B sensation Miguel.
NEW ALBUMS: Now available, Soca Gold 2013 (VP Records) features award-winning Caribbean carnival anthems like Bunji Garlin's "Differentology'; soca monarch and road-march king Super Blue's "Fantastic Friday"; Iwer George's "Bubble" and Kes' "Thief a Wine." The 18-track package also contains a DVD filled with electrifying highlights from this year's Trinidad & Tobago carnival. Out this week: Sizzla Kalonji's 70th album, The Messiah (Kalonji Music/VP Records), a vibrant 15-track collection scheduled to hit stores and online outlets May 28.