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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tessanne Chin - Winner of the Voice for the Orcabessa Festival in New York!

The wait is over! Almost three months after winning the 5th installment of NBC’s “The Voice” competition, Jamaican songbird Tessanne Chin will get her first opportunity to perform for her many fans in the tri-state area when she headlines the first annual Oracabessa Festival - 'A Celebration Of Caribbean Culture' - at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 2014. Other announced performers include Beenieman, Konshens and Assassin.  "We are just thrilled to have the opportunity to present Tessanne to her fans in her very first, full length performance in the tri-state area", said event organizer Bobby Clarke, CEO of Irie Jam radio.

"Irie Jam radio has had a long relationship with Tessanne and her sister Tami. We were strong supporters during her journey on "The Voice," encouraging radio listeners to vote each week. She is an extremely talented singer and the sky is the limit in terms of what she can achieve in the music industry" he noted.

Tessanne's anticipated performance in New York is expected to attract large support from her Caribbean fan base as well as garner mainstream attention. The "Hideaway" singer has been a regular fixture on American television since her first appearance on "The Voice last September. Shortly after her victory, she was interviewed in NY by Matt Lauer of NBC's Today Show. She also appeared on the Kathie Lee & Hoda show, Live with Kelly & Michael, Access Hollywood and New York Live. On New Year’s Day, she was back on NBC, this time making an appearance at the popular Rose Bowl in California.

Her last performance in the USA was on March 6th in Washington DC where she was a special guest of US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama at the "White House: Women of Soul" concert where she delivered a scintillating performance of the Donna Summer classic "Last Dance." The program, which will be broadcast April 7 on PBS, included performances by Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Janelle MonĂ¡e and Jill Scott.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

I-Octane on the Cover of L3 Magazine. March 2014!

I-Octane Covers the March, 2014 Issue of L3 Magazine
ft. jointpop | Idris Elba | Lady Keyz | Ossie | Music | Beauty and More!


The March issue of L3 Magazine is out and features internationally acclaimed superstar
I-Octane on the front cover.  Exclusive to L3 Magazine, I-Octane shares his experiences in making his 2nd studio album entitled My Journey, including the pressures to keep making hit records.  He also responds to popular commentary about his work ethic, and where he would be without music.

Song River travels to Trinidad & Tobago to speak to the twin republics Rock band jointpop!  It’s hard to believe that Rock comes from the Caribbean, but as far as jointpop’s fans are concerned, they don’t care.  Good music is good music!  So how does a Rock band grow to international status?!  This is a must read on how the band overcame a lot of ‘no’s!’

Most people know Idris Elba for his on screen performances in movies such as Mandela – Long Walk to Freedom, or Heimdell in the movie Thor or as Gordon Jennings in Takers.  Few know that Idris began his career in Entertainment as a professional DJ, and we have his exclusive mix ‘Look with Your Ears’ Vol. 1 which takes fans on a 1 hour musical journey that leaves them wanting more.

Ossie, aka Triple O Productions hails from the UK and is one of the most influential music producers on an international scale.  He is not limited to one genre, and has experienced great success with 2Face Idibia, Beenie Man, Vicky Sola and more.  He proudly represents a growing base of Naija enthusiasts and is at the top of his game.  How does he bridge Dancehall, Pop and African music?  We have the answers!

Rohan Beckford chops up the musical movements of Hip Rock and Dancehall newcomer Lady Keyz, Kay Cunningham has beauty tips and advice, Ali Motamed reviews X-Box One’s Plants v. Zombies Garden Warfare and Ekow Minakow creates African Masks using Lego.  Model of the Month, the true story behind U2’s “No Ordinary Love” and more available at!

About L3 Magazine:

L3 Magazine is the #1 Caribbean-Urban monthly Magazine that covers the globe to bring its readers content on Music, Fashion, Entertainment and Technology.  Our publication is trusted as a leading source of information for a monthly average 70,000 readers.  With writers in France, Germany, the Caribbean and North America, our readers receive exclusive industry content first.  Additional divisions include L3 Designs, L3 Radio, and L3 Publicity.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Natasha Von Castle Marks International Women’s Day at the United Nations!

Natasha Von Castle, Editor-in-Chief of L3 Magazine, marks International Women’s Day 2014 with a speech to delegates at the Women’s Empowerment Conference (March 6th, 7th, and 8th) hosted by Africa to America LLC at the United Nations.

Natasha Von Castle
Using the theme of ‘Inspiring Change,’ Natasha shared her story of beginning her journey in Toronto, Canada, and making a change in her community of Reggae and Caribbean culture, by developing an internationally respected monthly publication that celebrates the best in Music, the Arts and Entertainment; the ripple effect to that change are the women who have a platform to express their talent in journalism and graphic design.  “I knew I could make a difference, and I always aspired for my difference to be on an international level.  We have a lot of success stories, and I want L3 Magazine to be a conduit for those stories to be told” said Natasha.  Moving forward towards new goals, Natasha continued “Everything we need to achieve success with our goals is right here in this room, and I look forward to continuing my work with women in the international community and sharing their stories as we continue to transform our dreams to reality.”

In addition to Natasha Von Castle, esteemed women, Dr. Cheryl Hill (President, Integrity International Consulting Group), Dr. Remi Alapo (United Nations representative for GEFAI), Lucy Kanu (CEO of Idea Builders Initiative), Beryl Green (Chairwoman, New York Metro Chapter for Women’s Federation for World Peace), and Ijeoma Opara spoke to delegates about their individual and organizational work, and how the world will benefit when all parties work together.  “We are in a unique position to collaborate” noted Dr. Cheryl Hill.  “Our collaboration will ensure that we continue to make changes in our communities.  We have the platform to do it, and we’re getting it done!”

At the conclusion of the conference, speakers and delegates joined Madam Yoo (Ban) Soon-taek – Wife of the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, Muna Rihani Al Nasser, Chair, UN Women for Peace, Naomi Campbell, Trudy Styler, and more than 400 women and men on a march that ended with encouraging speeches regarding gender equality, and a call to end violence and abuse against women.  The march, organized by UN Women for Peace, was sponsored by UN Women, a major new agency that consolidates the advocacy for women’s rights and gender equality.  Their campaigns include Unite to End Violence against Women, Stop Rape Now and Network of Men Leaders.  Within the UN itself, the Secretary General has increased the number of women in Senior Management positions by more than 40% reaching the highest level in the Organization’s history.

For more information about Africa to America visit and for UN Women for Peace visit: