Table Talk. Hip Vodka and much much more.
Yvette Martin is back in Toronto changing the entertainment world.
By Stephen Weir
Sitting around Yvette Martin’s kitchen table in her home northwest of Toronto shooting the breeze with a local reggae star the talk is dope. Even more so than one might expect because thousands of Jamaicans are watching and hanging on to every word Martin says in her new weekly radio and TV show.
Producer. Actress. Playwright. Friend to the music world. Yvette Martin hosts this new radio and television weekly morning show on the Caribbean World Channel (CWCTV) in Jamaica that all takes place around her Canadian kitchen table.
The Caribbean World Channel has been beaming out programming about the Caribbean lifestyle since 2007. Based in Mandeville, Jamaica, CWCTV is broadcasting worldwide on the Roku TV network (which reaches 40 million homes) and airs free-of-charge online at caribbeanworldchannel.com. While created for the Jamaican market it can be heard and seen online here in Canada.
“ For the first little while my shows have been quick – 10 minutes then out,” continued Martin. “ But now they are adding Yvette’s Jam Cam that airs after each episode of Table Talk. And now each week I will be looking at 5 different Reggae Artists.”
“ For the past two years I have been spending more time back home in Jamaica. I have been working with record producers, shooting videos and being a full-time consultant,” she said. “I was all set to do a tour with the High Cymbal Band in the middle of March, when all of sudden it was cancelled. The next day the Covid shut-down began.”
This Saturday, Hip Vodka has Martin and DJ Wiz (from 105.5 radio) is hosting Champion Action. This is a live stream concert with Exco Levi, Tiffanie Malvo, King Lion and others.“ Is that all?” I asked her as I closed my notebook. “Well you should know I am always looking to connect with Canadian performers who have music I can use on my Five Yardie segment of Table Talk TV! Tell them to drop me a note at email@example.com and we will show Jamaica and the rest of the world what you are up to.”