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JOHN ALESSI PR FIRM
PUBLICIST: LORANE RHODEN
Orlando FL, September 14, 2012: The highly anticipated event to hit Orlando Florida is only 7 weeks away. The 1st Annual Orlando Jerk and Caribbean Festival kicks off on October 28, 2012 at the beautiful Orlando Festival Park from 12 – 8 p.m. This event is being put on by Full-A-Vybez Inc.
Full A Vybez Inc. is a reputable Event Management/Promoting company based in West Palm Beach Florida created in 2004. Full A Vybez Inc. is more popularly known for its unique events such as: The Palm Beach Jerk and Caribbean Festival which is one of the longest running Caribbean Festivals. This Annual event is held in Palm Beach Florida and have seen 9 successful stagings . This event celebrates the rich culture that is reminiscent of the Islands of the Caribbean. A highlight of this event is the exciting “Jerk Cook –Off Competition” where some of Florida’s “Master Chefs” and “Restaurateurs” get to show off their cooking skills by creating some of the most exotic Caribbean influenced dishes that are sure to tantalize the taste buds. The last staging of this event saw patrons being treated to a live concert which featured Artistes such as: Baby Cham and Award Winning Artiste Sanchez and popular band Fab 5. This event has grown tremendously since its inception stage in 2004 as it attracts patrons from various ethnic groups and has seen crowds as large as 15,000 people. Patrons of the Caribbean are particularly drawn to this event as it brings creates a sense of autonomy to their Culture. The 1st Annual Orlando Jerk and Caribbean Festival will complement its sister event, and some of the popular events such as the “Jerk off Competition” will be retained. This is a family oriented event and there will be a designated “Kiddies Korner”. This area will feature fun filled activities such as: Face Painting, Bounce House, Clowns and Magicians. Patrons can also expect to see a vivacious Fashion Show which features some of the most exotic models who were born to “Rock the Runway” to the pulsating beats of some of the hottest music. In addition to the Fashion Show, Jerk Cook Off Competition and Kiddies Area, there will also be the very popular live concert, which is a staple of any Full-A-Vybez Inc. production. The concert features authentic Live Bands, Sound Systems and Artistes from the Caribbean. Headlining the show this year is Jamaican Reggae Music Pioneer, The Great Freddie McGregor. McGregor is said to be one of Reggae’s most durable and soulful singers and has been around since the 1960s. McGregor has earned his title as he stays relevant to the times. Also headlining this years’ show is popular Dancehall Artiste Cham popularly known as “Baby Cham”. Cham has had numerous hits and is more popularly known for hit songs such as “Vitamin S” and his 2006 Collaboration hit “Ghetto Story” with Alicia Keys. Also included in the performance line-up is Jamaican Singer Terry Linen of the breakthrough hit “No Time to Linger“. Linen entered the music scene in the new Millennium and is known for his clear distinctive voice.
He has secured a place in the hearts of Reggae lovers all over the world because of his infectious lyrics and meticulous song writing skills. It is guaranteed that patrons will have a grand time being entertained by the antics of the very comedic and veteran artist “Professor Nuts”.
The event will be held at the Orlando Festival Park, 2911 East Robinson Street conveniently located at Colonial Drive and the 408 Expressway by the Orlando Executive Airport. Gates open from 12 p.m. – 8 pm. The show begins at 3.pm. sharp and Patrons are asked to come out early and bring the entire family. Early Bird Tickets are $10 per person in advance, $20.00 at the Gate and Children under 12 are Free. Ticket Outlets: Caribbean One Stop Restaurant (407-623-7552), Golden Krust Bakery, Orlando (407-298-0543) Caribbean Sunshine Bakery 2528 W. Colonial Dr. (407 – 839-3060.
Please Visit www.orlandojerkfestival.net to purchase Early Bird Tickets
Please Visit: http://maps.google.com.jm/maps?hl=en&tab=wl for directions to the Venue
|Posted by msvibez on June 21, 2013 at 7:45 PM||comments (0)|
Dancehall icon Bounty Killer and Grammy award-winning producers Sly and Robbie have teamed up with UK-based pop artiste/producer Deewaan, to release a collaboration called ‘Runnin It Wild’, which they believe has the potential to become a world-wide hit.
The song is expected to bring Bounty back into the pop market, following his highly successful collaboration with No Doubt in 2001, another song which featured works from musical geniuses Sly and Robbie.
According to Sly, one half of the duo, Runnin It Wild is a potential hit.
“It really sound’s good and overall a nice track that people should add to their collection. It sounds like it can break through internationally,” Sly said.
The instrumental for the song is all pop, coupled with the voice of Deewaan and the hard-core lyrics of Bounty Killer. Sly says producers from his era were moulded to be musically versatile.
“Most musicians my age group used to play in a band and we played different genres. So because of that, we have learnt how to embody all genres of music. Music is like a dream, you play a song 20 years ago then one day you wake up and it’s a hit or somebody samples it. Because even this song, I didn’t remember that we produced it until now,” Sly said.
Deewaan has already seen a speck of international success after inking a collaboration with American pop star Lady Gaga, for the remix of her Just Dance single. In the capacity of producer, Deewaan has done work on songs like Irie with Andrew and Wada Blood and Lockdown with Vybz Kartel and Ms Trinity.
According to the multi talented Deewaan, Runnin It Wild was written in a party atmosphere. However, he wanted of to get that authentic Caribbean feel into the final product. Hence, making the connection with Bounty Killer, Sly and Robbie.
“Runnin It Wild was written in Las Vegas while I was enjoying a night with some friends at the Tryst Nightclub in the Wynn Hotel. I was feeling the track so much, I flew back to the UK to record and produce the demo, and then I boarded a plane to Jamaica a few days later to record with Bounty Killer and Sly and Robbie,” Deewaan said.
An animated music video is already being edited to accompany the song’s promotion. The video shows Deewaan, Bounty Killer, Sly and Robbie as superheroes flying around the world in a red open-top bus and spaceship, dodging obstacles and picking up their super-beautiful heroine friends from different countries. They then head to their final destination, Las Vegas, where they conclude the excitement with a party.
With a full promo campaign planned around the release and video, the song is hoped to become one of the defining tunes of summer 2013.
“It’s a smashing billboard hit that’s really a killer. I love the track and I love how it’s being promoted. The song is amazing based on how it was prepared and the final product that I am hearing,” Bounty Killer said.
Bounty Killer’s last pop collaboration, Hey Baby, with No Doubt, received a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. It also peaked at number five on Billboard’s hot 100.
Sly and Robbie last week released the debut album for their artiste Danielle D.I., the album is called Sly and Robbie Presents Danielle DI The Rebel.
|Posted by msvibez on June 21, 2013 at 7:45 PM||comments (0)|
Mavado was this morning freed of assault charges.
Vado armed with his legal team appeared in the Halfway Tree R-M court to answer to charges of assault occasioning bodily harm. Attorney at law Tameka Harris tells Music News that the parties agreed to mediate the matter.
Mavado has since tweeted “Charges against me dismissed in court today, to God be the glory.”
All this stems from a shooting incident that left the Mavado’s childhood friend dead.
Vado’s friend Conroy “Connie” Edwards was allegedly shot by an off-duty policeman. The bullet entered the left side of his abdomen where it lodged. Connie succumbed to his injuries on the evening of June 16, 2011.
It is alleged that Vado had a physical altercation with the policeman in question.
|Posted by msvibez on January 16, 2012 at 11:55 PM||comments (1)|
THE top performer at Rebel Salute — inside the Kaiser Sports Club at Alligator Pond, Manchester — was the audience.
No artiste was left feeling unwelcome as the throng of entertainment hungry patrons loudly tooted their vuvulezas in support of each act.
And the sound of the plastic horns perhaps resonated the loudest when sons of Reggae king Bob Marley graced the stage.
Stephen Marley entered first and stamped his class on the event before summoning younger brother, Damian, to seal the deal.
Both were in fine fettle and took the time out to hail incarcerated Reggae artiste Buju Banton. Stephen had put up his Florida home as collateral so Banton could meet the bail conditions stipulated by a Tampa-based court after being charged for drug-related offences.
An impregnated Queen Ifrica could not make a wrong move for the audience and rocked the house with her popular catalogue. She drew loud cheers when in introducing the hit song Below The Waist, she pointed to her belly and said, "See the song come to pass."
She also drew howls of approval when she stated: "I would like to send a message to those who want to change the laws of nature. No buggery law nah repeal a Jamaica," before singing her classic Keep it Yourself.
Close to midnight, event organiser Tony Rebel celebrated his birthday by belting out his popular hit songs, including I Can't Recall, Jah By My Side and Fresh
Vegetable to gain the approval of most of those in attendance.
He also urged Lisa Hanna, minister of youth and culture, to give Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller the message that the buggery law need not be reviewed or repealed.
Veteran deejay Admiral Bailey is certainly not done. He flaunted his big belly and jumped up as if to suggest that all who had 'bad mind' are committing suicide.
Johnny Osbourne was also in great form and the audience loudly tooted their horns and consumed his Ice Cream Love as the dub plate played Like A Yo-yo in cool Manchester.
Special mention must be made of the rising Romain Virgo, who although asked to perform in the wake of a marauding Tarrus Riley, performed admirably and suggested that there is hope for the future.
An energetic and fiery Capleton closed the show even though some patrons left after being choked by thick clouds of smoke billowing from fires lit by his ardent supporters. Firefighters were, however, on hand to douse the flames.
|Posted by msvibez on July 22, 2011 at 1:31 PM||comments (0)|
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett has reported solid bookings in hotels across western Jamaica as a result of this year's staging of Reggae Sumfest.
"Bookings are very strong and it's further indication that mega events like these do bring heads to beds," the tourism minister quipped.
The musical event, dubbed The Best Reggae Show on Earth, was scheduled to kick off last night with the popular Dancehall Night, which highlights the stars of the dancehall music genre. The show will climax this Saturday night.
The tourism minister expressed that normally events of the ilk of Sumfest, bring between US$2million to US$3million into circulation.
"Normally, the money that circulates during events like these is somewhere in the region US$2 million to US$3 million," Bartlett argued.
He added: "In addition to the hotel rooms that are full, the restaurants and the transportation and other sectors are also beneficiaries."
Meanwhile, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), Davon Crump noted that the chamber was in full support of the event, and he was equally optimistic about the earnings expected to accrue to the economy from the musical event.
"Reggae Sumfest is a signature event for Montego Bay, which is well known for its embrace of the popular culture. Its renewal every year adds to the vibrancy of the economy of the city and Jamaica overall. In fact, even though much is made of the visitors coming in, we do have locals spending maybe more than they are used to at this time of year," Crump argued.
He added: "So it adds to the culture life of the western region and Montego Bay in particular, and no doubt contributes significantly to the local economy, the restaurants, hotels, clothing stores, and other businesses."
In the meantime, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Linette Williams Martin, commander of the St James Police Division, revealed that in the wake of the music festival, the police have increased operations in the parish.
"We have beefed up security overall. We have pushed more personnel on the streets and along the highway. We have two more additional highway patrol vehicles that we have added to our fleet to boost our patrols," SSP Williams told Splash.
Up to press time, it was not clear whether a replacement had been found for R&B crooner R Kelly, who had to withdraw from the festival due to illness.
On Wednesday came news that Kelly, who along with hip hop sensation Nicki Minaj formed the international component of the festival, had been admitted to hospital to undergo an emergency operation to drain an abscess that has appeared on his tonsil.
|Posted by msvibez on July 22, 2011 at 1:26 PM||comments (0)|
DANCEHALL superstar Vybz Kartel is looking for love — this time through the staging of a reality dating show entitled Teacha's Pet.
A 'teaser' for the reality show hit the Internet this past week and has been creating a buzz online.
Set to debut in late September on CVM-TV and LIME Mobile TV, the show will consist of 13 episodes and will see 20 contestants vying for the love of Vybz Kartel.
LIME is on board and according to the company's head of promotions, Tara Playfair-Scott, Teacha's Pet will feature 10 contestants from Jamaica and 10 from around the world. All 20 ladies will live in a St Andrew house during the quest to gain his heart.
Playfair-Scott says that although the producers, Jay Will and Carlene Samuels, are seeking ladies in their mid to late twenties love has no boundaries. Therefore, females ages 18 and older may also stand a chance of being in the 20 selected. Interested females are asked to send their info whether in writing or via a videoclip to [email protected] or Facebook 'teachaspet'. Submissions close August 5.
"In order to select the 20 contestants, all the entrants will go through a screening process. All the contestants will be required to stay at the house during the series until the elimination process. Therefore, the ladies who have a job will have to seek time off during that time... all those little things will be taken into consideration in shortlisting the 20," Playfair-Scott told Splash in a recent telephone interview.
On the social network site Facebook, there were mixed responses. One person commented: "Wi culture gone to di dogs and di man nuh even orginal, always a try be like somebody else" while another stated: "Can't wait for it to start". "Teacha's Pet is going to be the biggest reality TV show,"another commented.
Playfair-Scott also explained that the series will promise lots of excitement and will be up to the standards of those done in the United States, such as For the Love of RayJay and Flavor of Love. The too-hot-for-TV moments will also be shown on LIME TV.
|Posted by msvibez on June 1, 2011 at 10:26 AM||comments (0)|
INTERNATIONALLY recognised deejay Sean Paul has added the title producer to his list of musical accomplishments with the release of his rhythm, Blaze Fia.
According to a release from his publicists, Headline Entertainment, the Grammy award-winning Sean Paul had wanted to work behind the scenes as a producer since he began his career 16 years ago.
"It's another part of my artistry," the release quoted the multi-platinum-selling deejay who recently expanded his thirst for music by learning to play the guitar and drums.
Sean Paul had actually stepped out of the spotlight and behind the mixing board for his album Imperial Blaze which saw production work from Don Corleon, Coppershot, Craig 'Leftside' Parks, Jeremy Harding and Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor.
In fact, the single I Know You Like It from the set was produced by the deejay.
After that experience, he decided to work with other artistes, producing a number of rhythms from one-drop to hip-hop and countless fusions.
"For his first rhythm release, however, he decided to stick to his true love — dancehall," Headline Entertainment said. "Blaze Fia is a hard-core, old school dancehall vibe which features 18 artistes from veteran in the business Bounty Killer to newcomers such as Chino, Liquid and more. According to Sean Paul, he realises that the rhythm is jam-packed with artistes, but he really wants to get his work out there."
In addition to Sean Paul himself, Blaze Fia features Elephant Man, Mr Vegas, Busy Signal, Assassin aka Agent Sasco, Ce'Cile, Timberlee, Laden, Hallow Point, Suku (Ward 21), Wayne Marshall, Kip Rich, Future Fambo and Tarrus Riley.
Lugga Man and Chicken, original members of the Dutty Cup Crew, of which Sean Paul was a member, appear on the rhythm as well. This, the Headline news release said, brings Sean Paul full circle to his roots as he said, "I look back on the crew with a full heart".
The artiste recently released the production to radio and sound systems, as well as to disc jockeys internationally and locally. Since then, it has been getting heavy spins on air.
The deejay has also received even more good news as his Gal A Bawl Out Fi More has been named by music critics as "one to watch for summer".
Sean Paul, while recognising his status as a star, said he had his brother, Jigzagular' Henriques, as well as Shaun Anderson — both of Coppershot Sound System — to thank for his success.
"Both listened to his original bathroom recordings nearly two decades ago when he practised his craft and now provide critical feedback for his productions," the news release said, adding that songwriter/musician Nigel Staff offers technical expertise on the production as well.
"I can beat the groove, but the team give their technical expertise," he said.
While Blaze Fia is just gaining traction on the airwaves Sean Paul has a new production well underway — his second rhythm, called Material.
That effort features Voicemail, Raine Seville, Nicky B, Leftside and Chi Ching Ching, Fambo, Trever off Key, Ce'Cile and Hallow Point, as well as a special collaboration with Sean Paul and Spragga Benz. Material is due out for release later this year.
In addition to producing other artistes, Sean Paul is now in the studio working on his next album. He's worked with and continues to work with local producers, but for this album he has gone international to include tracks from Akon and the Europe-based Stargate Productions.
"There will be hip-hop influences, but the base remains dancehall," he said.
|Posted by msvibez on June 1, 2011 at 10:22 AM||comments (0)|
DANCEHALL recording artistes Wayne Marshall and Sean Paul have again teamed up on a brand new mainstream single titled Here We Go for production label Washroom Entertainment.
According to a news release from their publicist, the collaboration “has been getting steady radio airplay both locally and overseas while social networks fans continue to buzz about the track which had become highly anticipated due to early mentions from both artistes on their Twitter page”.
Both artises previously collaborated on As Far As I Can See and Yard Bone, which was featured on Sean Paul’s platinum-selling 2005 album Trinity
|Posted by msvibez on April 8, 2011 at 7:59 AM||comments (0)|
JAMAICA is one of seven countries in the region which, when combined, saw music sales inch up 1.2 per cent to US$8.8 million ($756 million) in 2010 over 2009, due to a huge rise in ringtones, according to data just released by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
Concurrently, the legendary reggae group Bob Marley and the Wailers dominates the top-20 local chart for ringtones (which are popular singles customised as mobile phone rings), according to Digicel Intunes — the island's largest mobile provider.
It's the first time since 2007 that total sales have increased for the Central America and the Caribbean region, which included the countries of Barbados, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, and Panama.
The annual report, entitled 'Recording Industry in Numbers 2010,' indicated that digital sales (which includes ringbacks and online singles) actually surpassed physical CD sales for the first time, at 49 to 48 per cent, respectively. The rise skyrocketed the region's digital sales ranking by eight slots to rank 31st in the world. Whilst its physical CD sales ranking remained constant at 47th, its performance rights ranking worsened to 45th from 41st a year earlier.The IFPI represents the recording industry worldwide with some 1400 members in 66 countries and affiliated industry associations in 45 countries.
Digital sales rose to US$4.2 million in 2010 or half of total sales up from 39 per cent in the previous year and only nine per cent in 2008. Physical CD sales, however, declined to roughly half of total sales in 2010 from a high of 89 per cent of total sales in 2008. Performance rights earning stood at US$400,000 in 2010 flat, year on year.
Consumers are rarely paying to download full singles but they are paying for ringtones. IFPI data indicate that ringtones accounted for 85 per cent of digital sales in the region in 2010 whilst mobile singles and video tracks accounted for the remainder.
Locally, ringtones cost $100 for a 90 day purchase and another $100 to acquire the monthly service according to Intunes online statements. It's roughly the same cost to buy a single for US$1 ($89) elsewhere on the internet.
Digicel did not return calls up to press. However, its Intunes site indicated that the top-20 Digicel Intunes were all from the legendary group Bob Marley and the Wailers including: Three Little Birds, Lively Up Yourself, One Love, Waiting in Vain, Could You be Loved, Buffalo Soldier, Redemption Song and No Woman No Cry.
New songs on that site include Vybz Kartel's Cake Soap, Mavado's Gal a Mad Ova, Justin Bieber's Born to be Somebody, and so on.
Global digital music sales increased six per cent to US$4.6 billion ($395 billion) in 2010, according to the Digital Music Report 2011, a separate report published in January by the IFPI. The report also indicated that despite piracy, sales increased.
|Posted by msvibez on April 8, 2011 at 7:57 AM||comments (0)|
POSITIVE dancehall music will share the stage with roots and culture reggae at this year's staging of the popular event, Western Consciousness set for Paradise Park, Smithfield Road, Westmoreland on April 30.
Whereas previously, the King of Kings-promoted musical spectacular focussed on the cultural side of the music, for this year, the 23rd anniversary staging, the organisers note that the show will be a celebration of good over evil and will salute positive dancehall.
"Many people are of the idea that we hate dancehall. We nuh hate dancehall, we love dancehall because a deh so it all start. We might hate things that happen in the dancehall. We might hate the negativity. We might hate to see these people leading my children astray using the dancehall. We hate all of those negativity. But as far as dancehall is concerned we love it. And so this year we are focusing on positive dancehall," promoter Worrell King said at the launch on Tuesday in the Gardens of the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in St Andrew.
"To show to Jamaica and to the world, because our event goes worldwide, with no if and but, with joy in my heart, we will be presenting Rodney Price (Bounty Killer) on Western Consciousness," King announced to tremendous applause.
To the uninitiated, when an artiste shed the moniker by which he or she is well known and is promoted by his given name for this event, there is a commitment that performance will be in keeping with the concept of this wholesome family affair.
"Sometimes that distinction might appear artificial," executive director of the Broadcasting Commission Cordel Green admitted, "but I think everybody who is being honest and objective, must acknowledge that in recent times, even the more extreme dancehall artistes have been shedding themselves of gratuitously violent and explicit lyrics. And it is something that we need to acknowledge. Because when they were doing the reverse, they were criticised heavily. That is a positive development. We have to encourage these artistes to continue on the positive trajectory by embracing them on stages where they would previously have been excluded," Green concluded.
Among the other dancehall acts are Tanya Stephens, D'Angel, Toya, and Harry Toddler.
The line-up of vintage and contemporary performers include Stevie Face, I-Octane, Droop Lion, Romain Virgo, Hezron, Lutan Fyah, Hero, Iyahblazze, Freddie McGregor, Mighty Diamonds, Dubtonic Kru, Uprising Roots, King Sound and Iley Dread.