Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
These highlights are just the beginning of the plans for Digicel Bacchanal 2009, as this carnival season Digicel will also be bringing some of the top soca artiste in the world to Jamaica. Fans can expect soca favourites such as Allison Hines, Destra Garcia and Machel Montana at the Mas camp.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Montego Bay Prince: Medal Tally
20-year-old Medal Tally started singing back at William Knibb High School in Trelawny as well as at home with his family. "I remember at times when my mother would give me things to do and I never did it she would say: I bet if it was a song you would have known or done it long time'," recounts Medal Tally.
Even though the competition is only warming up Medal Tally believes that he has learnt some lessons. "I've learnt that I need to be confident and optimistic," he said in reference to his stage performance. He added, "I learnt also that it is good to have a lot of fans and to promote yourself so that you can get a lot of votes"
Montego Bay Princess: Sasha-Lee
Describing herself as a musical person, 26 year-old Sasha-Lee reveals, "I have been singing for a long time now but I started Dee-Jaying back in 2003." Asked about the change Sasha-Lee noted: "really at that point I took myself serious for what I had…a talent and a gift". She explains that she was considering writing and selling her songs, "but after I showed some of my friends and family members they said that I would be better at delivering them because I knew what they meant". Noted Sasha-Lee.
It was her original song Walk Out that claimed for her the position of one of the princesses from the Montego Bay. Sasha-Lee affirms: "Despite the cliché that '2009 is my time to shine', so much has been happening for me and I know it's definitely my time to shine I'm going to be winning Magnum King and Queen of Dancehall".
Montego Bay Princess: T-Gee
Since entering Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall things have not been the same for T-Gee. The Gangster Love singer boasts having fans as young as 7. She claims: "Sometimes walking in Montego Bay I hear people shouting "Miss Magnum", "Before advancing in the competition I was signing autographs and I am signing more since advancing.
The contestant who just celebrated her 23rd birthday is already preparing for the next round T-Gee says: "Even though I'm not in this week's elimination I'm nervous, nervous even though I'm not gonna be singing before an audience until two or three weeks nut I preparing myself to bring it."
Source - ALYKHAT PR
Friday, February 6, 2009
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Mr. Lewis is credited with having generated more than $3 million in annual revenues based on performance fees for emerging artists under his representation. A visionary and is instrumental organizer of international entertainment events and has an excellent track record. As a producer, Mr. Lewis has managed successful public events in London , Iceland and various parts of the US . He has produced events for the U.S. Committee for Refugees, notably worked effectively with the NYPD/NYFD’s 911 Emergency Fund and Upliftment Jamaica just to name a couple of his successes.
Upstate Reggae on the River Eco Music Festival is an all-day family event that features the "Messenger" roots Reggae icon Luciano with Jah Messenjah band, featuring special guest Mikey General, as well as new sensations Rootz Underground, actor/musician Leon and the People's Band, Latin Rock Band Sequida, and Mystic Dub with more to be announced. A key component of Upstate Reggae on the River Eco Music Festival is a Children’s Pavilion where Lydia Adams Davis and Grammy Award winner, John Guth will perform. Our Art Pavilion will feature various local and international artists. Carlos “GoGo” Gomez presents an African/Cuban drum circle workshop and an environmental work shop for all ages. A multitude of vendors will be on hand with foods from all over the Caribbean and Latin America as well as a variety of arts and crafts.
The first annual Upstate Reggae on the River Eco Music Festival will help increase awareness of environmental concerns and the preservation and sustainability effort in the Hudson Valley New York region. This years theme is “Recycling to Save the Planet.” this one day event represents a tapestry of various genres of music, art, culture woven to support the message that in order to preserve the environment we must come together to create eco-friendly environments. LMJ Productions, LLC will donate part of the proceeds to Upstate Reggae on the River Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation to deserving educational and environmental organizations.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Serani gained public recognition as a singer when collaborated with Bugle and Movado with hit singles Doh and Dying respectively.
After reaping success there, Serani went on to record a number of other hit songs, among them, Stinking Rich, She Loves Me and Study People. According to Serani, "people have taken on to my songs very quickly, which I am very thankful for." Now, as Serani focuses his attention on his new two-album deal in Japan, he will be moving full speed ahead to ensure the success of these albums. He admitted to being, "very driven, when it comes on to music whichever aspect I am devoted to, making dancehall and reggae bigger worldwide."
Through his lifetime he witnessed the transmission of Jamaican musical culture to the four corners of the globe with little direct benefit to the 'folk' of Jamaica as creators and inspirers. However, the ultimate emergence of the Jamaica Recording and Publishing Company has presented the opportunity to re-invent and preserve the wheel of creative expressions.
As such the Dodd Family is embarking on what is currently known as a 360 Degrees Project of his work that will be built on the storytelling of this legendary tale of creative expression that will be layered into the current music industry mode of digital infrastructure and delivery and expressed through publishing, merchandising, films and events.
Through this historical maze, the unfolding of the music catalog will take place that will re-align its original purpose and intellectual property rights in a manner befitting the role that this body of work has played and continues to play for the Jamaican people and culture. This will be done in partnership with various local and international firms with the one caveat being that the expression and the will of the Jamaican people, that this is their ‘Island In The Sun’ will be upheld.
Its unfolding in 2009 will kick off the proposed national celebration of 50 Years of Reggae Music, with a January 26, 2009, birthday unveiling of the commissioned bust and the launch of the development of the Studio One Museum, itself a multi-layered experience.
Nickeishia Barnes learned to turn to music to help her get through life’s difficult times at an early age and it has proved to be her strength. In 1996, she entered the much-famed Tastee Talent Competition solo, and on this first attempt, made it all the way to the quarter-finals. Two years later, she was back again, as a group. The group made it as far as the quarter finals as well and even without the first prize winnings she took away valuable lessons from the competition which has served her well.
Eventually, she evolved from this to a more serious involvement with music her brother Christopher ‘Escobar’ Barnes. After enrolling at the University of West Indies where she became somewhat distracted from the music for a while. Concerned friends encouraged her everyday to return to music, and not sit down on her immense singing talent. The words took time, but eventually bore fruit.
The extremely popular televised 2006 Digicel Rising Stars Competition effectively cemented her reputation as a talented performer, singer and songwriter. Since placing second in the competition in 2006, Nickeishia has recorded a number of songs in her very short yet rapidly climbing career. (including song entitled In Love receiving heavy rotation on the air waves).
She has worked with musical geniuses Sly and Robbie and Horace Murphy, along with the Penthouse family, which has built her skills and stockpiling an armada of hits to release gradually to the public. Nickeisha has set high goals in attaining optimum success in the local and international music industry. In addition to singing and songwriting, she has plans to enter the world of artiste management, concert production and other related field.