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The 2013 Caribbean American Networking and Social Media Series will kick off in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday May 23, 2013. The annual recognition identifies professionals and civic minded individuals of Caribbean heritage, living in the metro Atlanta area, who have contributed to the multicultural community. Our honorees were carefully considered amongst an excellent slate of distinguished nominees, which includes film producers, songwriters, executives, doctors, and community leaders. The accomplishments of our honorees, play a significant role in the continued growth of the metro Atlanta area, and surrounding counties.
The Caribbean Media Network, in conjunction with affiliates, will host a memorable networking celebration on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Fins Restaurant and Lounge, located in Midtown Atlanta. The event will start promptly at 7:00p.m. The event timing has a notable significance for Caribbean Americans in Atlanta, as the city plays host to the 25th Anniversary of Atlanta Caribbean Festival, on May 25, 2013.
The 2013 Caribbean American Movers and Shakers Networking Series includes a series of promotional events, in the prime markets of Atlanta, Georgia, New York City, and Miami, Florida, throughout the year. The 2013 Atlanta Networking Event, will be hosted by Caribbean American Diva, Red Carpet Shelley, who serves as an ambassador of Caribbean lifestyle and culture. Music will be provided by radio personalities Kahlil Wonda and Super Pec of Highlanda Sound, throughout the evening.
For more information on RSVP and celebrity involvement: Please contact Caribbean Media Network at 404-455-2944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
International soca pop star Kevin Lyttle debuts the video for his sizzling single, “Wine And Go Down,” which was released in November 2011. This is Lyttle’s first video from his highly-anticipated upcoming album, which is currently in production.
Released on his very own Tarakon Records, “Wine And Go Down” exemplifies the artist’s versatility as he embraces the role of a deejay/rapper to fuse with his acclaimed signature vocal-style, forming this hybrid of island soca and pop club fusion. The singer/songwriter teams up with Richy Peña (talented music producer of the Latin Grammy-Winning album Mi Niña Bonita), for the hit track, which has been making the rounds internationally on radio and in the clubs.
“Dancing is a strong part of our Caribbean culture, so when you hear the beats and the vibes, it makes you just want to wine and go down,” discloses Lyttle, on his inspiration for the video. “With the Miami backdrop and the sexy ladies bringing their moves to the dance floor, we captured all the action for you in this video.”
The video was directed by Hamlet Mark from Grenada, and was edited by a team that included Kevin Lyttle, Jacqueline P. James-Lyttle, Hamlet Mark, Parick Ramdial, Christopher Persaud, and Mark Shapley. It was shot on location in Miami and will see an official launch on Saturday, March 23 at the Blue Martini in Kendall, Miami. The red carpet event will be open to media and the public.
Lyttle shot to international fame when his smash hit “Turn Me On” grooved all the way to number four on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Chart, representing soca music in the mainstream market in a way that’s never been done before, and hasn’t been done since. The track was from his self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records, back in 2004.
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Grammy Award-nominated reggae star Wayne Wonder adds heat to his new single that’s already blazing the charts by teaming up with Grammy Award-winning songstress Mya on the sizzling “If I Ever” Remix. The mastermind of Sean Roy Strachan, producer at Miami-based Jewmaican Records,
“If I Ever” Remix puts the tune into extended play for Wonder, who hit reggae charts across the U.S., Canada, U.K. and the Caribbean with the original track, earlier this summer.
The original mix was produced by Mark “Bronco” Marsh and co-produced and mixed by Grammy Award-winning music producer Anthony “CD”Kelly for Wonder’s very own SingSo Records. Once it started hitting ears and airwaves around the world, it caught the attention of Sean Roy, who got Mya into the studio to listen to the track and eventually fuse her vocals with Wonder’s for the monster single. The duo performed it live at Reggae Sumfest following Nicki Minaj’s set, on July 23 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
“Working with Wayne Wonder was such a delight,” says Mya. “I’ve been a fan of his work for quite some time. We linked through a mutual producer, Sean Roy, who also produced our remix to ‘If I Ever.’ While working in the studio and rehearsals, Wayne possesses a very focused, but kind, humble spirit. I also got to see another side of him when he ripped up the stage at Sumfest 2011! What a treat!”
Wonder, who is currently on a North American tour with reggae icon Beres Hammond, is equally as excited about the collaboration. “It’s great to have the single on the charts and collaborate with Mya on the remix,” reveals Wonder. “We took it to the core when Mya joined me for the Sumfest performance and it was well received. Up next is the video so I’m looking forward to getting that out to the fans.” Plans for the video will go into motion once the tour with Beres ends; it will be directed by the internationally-acclaimed director Gil Green.
Mya taking a first listen to “If I Ever” with producer, Sean Roy Strachan, in Miami.
Miami-based producer Sean Roy Strachan has produced tracks for artists such as Tanto Metro & Devonte and Kevin Lyttle, to name a few, and is also one of the producers in Sean Kingston‘s Time Is Money Entertainment camp. “Initially, I presented the remix project to good friend, Sean Paul, who really liked it and had agreed to do a feature on the record,” discloses Strachan. “But while in a listening session in Miami with Mya regarding tracks I produced for her upcoming albums, we somehow came across the ‘If I Ever’ track. Before then, I had never thought about it, but instantly I knew it would be a song better-suited for a male and female artist combination. We got into the studio a few weeks later and the rest is history.”
The remix also saw co-production from Christopher Garvey and Joshua Rechani, and was mixed at Interscope Records by multi-Grammy Award-winning engineer, Niko Marzouka. The sizzling single is now available on iTunes.
For more information on Wayne Wonder, log on to waynewonder.com, and for Mya, log on to myamya.com. Please direct all media inquiries and radio/DJ requests to Jewmaican Records at786-356-9056 or email@example.com.
WHAT: Rockaz MVMT is proud to announce the FREE Miami Reggae Festival, featuring an eclectic line up of international music genres. Over the course of the day, Rockaz MVMT will bring over 10,000 people to Peacock Park in Coconut Grove Miami. This highly anticipated cultural event was designed to cater to all genuine cultural expressions in a celebration of Peace, Love and Unity. Bring 2 cans or more of non-perishable food items to feed the needy, benefiting Curley’s House.
WHO: Artists performing include Luciano, Warrior King, Bonnie Casey, Spam All Stars, Cultura Profetica, Jahfe, Connis Vanterpool, Ephniko, Kulcha Shok Muzik, Lee Brown and more
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2011 – 3:00 p.m. to 11 p.m.
WHERE: Peacock Park, Coconut Grove, 2820 McFarlane Rd
Miami, FL 33133
This is the latest episode of the syndicated Reggae Vault Classics podcast produced by Highlanda Sound System for December, 2010. The Reggae Vault Classics Radio Show airs on Da Flava Radio (http://www.daflavaradio.com) every Wednesday at 6pm EST.
Listen as we blend all the best from the 1980s through 2000s including Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Thriller U, Singing Melody, Wayne Wonder, Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Super Cat and much more. This mega mix contains 98 songs – almost 3 hours of music!
1 Cry Cry Baby – Beres Hammond
2 I’ve Been Missing You – Thriller U
3 Turn It Up – Lukie D
4 Mr. Old Nail – Simpleton
5 Mr. War War – Merciless
6 Pirate’s Anthem – Home T featuring Cocoa Tea and Shabba Ranks
7 Tell Me Which One – Shabba Ranks featuring Admiral Tibet
8 Telephone Love – JC Lodge
9 Deh Pon Me Mind – Shabba Ranks
10 Nuff Respect – Lady G
11 Rumors – Gregory Isaacs
12 Everyone Hustling – Josey Wales
13 Woman Nuh Fret – Buju Banton
14 I Am Moving – Buju Banton
15 Love Me Browning – Buju Banton
16 Love Black Woman – Buju Banton
17 The Grudge – Buju Banton
18 When I’m With You – Wayne Wonder
19 Do You – Wayne Wonder
20 Fussing and Fighting – Garnet Silk
23 If Loving Was A Crime – Buju Banton
24 Face It – Wayne Wonder
25 Cellular Number – Bounty Killer
26 Center Of Attraction – Lukie D
27 Babyface – Nadine Sutherland
28 That Girl – Sanchez
29 I’ll Be Loving You – Wayne Wonder
30 That Sound – Sanchez
31 The Bomber – Cutty Ranks
32 Baby Can I Hold You Tonight – Foxy Brown
33 Fast Car – Wayne Wonder
34 Anything For You – Wayne Wonder
35 Reasons – Johnny Osborne
36 Ribbon In The Sky – Thriller U
37 We’re In This Love – Singing Melody
38 Shower Me With Your Love – Singing Melody
39 Groovy Kind Of Love – Singing Melody
40 Gal A Chat- Alton Black featuring Blacka Ranks
41 Wicked Inna Bed – Shabba Ranks
42 Jump and Spread Out – Flourgon
43 Give It A Chance – Sanchez
44 Rosemarie – Sanchez
45 Hot – Major Mackerel
46 G.C. Tax – Capleton
47 Almshouse – Capleton
48 Jump Up And Swear – Spragga Benz
49 Rise To Meet Jah – Sanchez featuring Flourgon
50 Cherish The Love – Sanchez
51 All This Time – Wayne Wonder
52 Workie Workie – Chaka Demus
53 Young Gal Business – Chaka Demus
54 Tatie – Snagga Puss
55 Camouflage – Spragga Benz
56 Mud Up – SuperCat
57 Scalp Dem – SuperCat
58 Don Dada – Supercat
59 Twice My Age – Shabba Ranks featuring Crystal
50 Hot Gal Nuh Wear Second Hand – Spragga Benz
51 Man Confuse – Merciless
52 Blackboard – Beenie Man
53 Gal Dem Way – Beenie Man
54 Benz And Bimma – Bounty Killer
55 When I Hold You Tonight – General Degree
56 Nothing Nah Go Gwan – Delta
57 She Wrong – Spragga Benz
58 Bad Inna New Clothes – General B
59 Call The Hearse – Bushman
60 Do You Wanna – Tony Curtis
61 Foundation – Beenie Man
62 Mission Impossible Instrumental – Sly and Robbie
63 Impossible Mission – Innocent Crew
64 Living Dangerously – Barrington Levy and Bounty Killer
65 Good In Her Clothes – Capleton
66 Call Me On The Phoneline – Capleton
67 Badman Nuh Dress Like Girl – Scare Dem Crew
68 Has The World Gone Mad? – Beenie Man
69 What You A Say Star? – Spragga Benz
70 100 Dollar Bag – Beenie Man
71 Whoa – Capleton
72 Calling My Name – Sean Paul
73 Dance The Angel – Harry Toddler
74 Log On – Elephant Man
75 Online – Elephant Man
76 Jamaica – Elephant Man
77 Cook – Lexxus
78 Go Up – Mr. Vegas
79 Shake Your Bam Bam – TOK
80 Nah Get No Bligh – Sean Paul
81 Everyone Falls In Love – Tanto Metro and Devonte
82 Crazy Looks – Capleton
83 Be My Love Tonight – Buju Banton
84 Nah Run Back A Nuh Gal – Scare Dem Crew
85 Tell Me – Beenie Man
86 Opportunity – Buju Banton
87 Got To Be – Wayne Wonder
88 New Millennium – Wayne Marshall / Vybz Kartel
89 The Bombing – Elephant Man
90 Whining Machine – Elephant Man
91 Say You Love Me – Sizzla
92 Dollar Wine – Colin Lucas
93 Whoa Donkey – Burning Flames
94 Faluma -Square One
95 Togetherness – Square One
96 Its Carnival – Destra
97 You Make Me Wanna Jump – Rupee
98 Roll It – Alison Hinds featuring Machel Montano
Its time to wake up the city of Miami and let the comedic festivities begin this Labor Day Weekend Sunday September 5, 2010. Show starts 7:30 pm at the historic James L. Knight Center.Come and get your laugh on with ten star studded acts such as Malik S, Benji Brown, Lil Duval as well as Larry Dogg, Tyler Craig, Doo Doo Brown, Henry Welch, JJ, Marvin Dixon, and Rayzor.
Miami Impresario Chad Thomas is back out to send a positive message and uplift the urban community of South Florida through comedy. “Laughter soothes the soul,” states Thomas. “For so many people struggling to make end’s meat, sometimes all we have is laughter.”
The lineup is packed with ten All-Star talents sure to have the audience out of their seats laughing! Grand Hustle’s and T.I.’s premiere comedian Lil Duval will be amongst funnymen Benji Brown, Malik S, Doo Doo Brown, Henry Welch, Marvin Dixon, JJ, Larry Dogg, Rayzor, and Tyler Craig.
Last year, New World Entertainment’s event, the Third Annual Memorial Day Weekend Comedy Festival, entertained over 5,000+ so you do not want to miss this urban comedic event. It’s sure to be a sell out!
Not to mention:
New World Entertainment in association with Abebe Lewis Marketing and Branding Group is throwing a contest. They are looking for the next big Broward or Dade county comedian daring to make thousands laugh. The winner will have the chance to open up the show and make his/her debut. The contests will be held at Club Play, the West Palm Beach Improv, and the Miami Improv on Wednesday night. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 786.267.7016. Also visit the website miamicomedyfest.com for further information on upcoming events, media, and press.
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It’s proven that hip-hop originated from rap, which was spawned from dub, which is the stepchild of reggae, whose current offspring is dancehall. It’s also a fact that no other music event in North America showcases reggae and hip-hop like BEST OF THE BEST. The international music festival, billed as the “Best Caribbean Show in North America,” will be fusing Caribbean and mainstream urban flavors on Sunday, May 24th at Bicentennial Park in Miami, Florida.
Reggae and its offshoot hip-hop have seen no bigger stage than BEST OF THE BEST, presented by Miami-based premier promotions company, JBJ Entertainment. With a lineup that includes Rick Ross, who currently has the #1 hip-hop album this week on Billboard (Deeper Than Rap), and the top dancehall, reggae and soca acts from the Caribbean, BEST OF THE BEST is definitely delivering its promise of bringing you the top artists in this ultimate showdown of these genres.
“Hip-hop lovers love reggae and reggae lovers love hip-hop,” states DJ Khaled, president of Def Jam South and a featured artist on this year’s bill. “It’s the best of the best – the best of both worlds. The energy of both genres is just amazing.”
Rick Ross also appreciates the reggae genre, so much so that he has signed a Jamaican dancehall artist called Magazeen to his Mayback Music Group. Magazeen is also featured on his new album, on the reggae-tinged “Yatch Club,” and on BEST OF THE BEST alongside Ross.
“When it comes to reggae, I’m a huge fan of it and I’m very selective of the artists that I choose to get caught up with,” discloses Ross. “My first encounter with reggae was Bob Marley so I try to stay in that realm with artists like Capleton, Sizzla and Mavado, and that’s exactly what BEST OF THE BEST is. When I first heard the lineup, I was going to come and jump out and surprise everyone but we made it official.”
Dancehall star Elephant Man is the only Caribbean artist signed to a major hip-hop label. Inking a deal with Bad Boy, his latest album is a potpourri of dancehall and hip-hop, the same formula for BEST OF THE BEST. “I love hip-hop because it reminds me of reggae,” reveals Elephant Man. “The beats and the flow we use in reggae dancehall are the same beats and flow they use in hip-hop. The baseline patterns and grooves are the same, so I love it just like I love dancehall – same way, no difference.”
In addition to Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and Elephant Man, the show will be hosted by T-Pain and features a star-studded bill that includes Jeezy, Beenie Man, Mavado, Bounty Killer, Serani, Wayne Wonder, Capleton, Destra, Tony Matterhorn, Spice, Kip Rich, Flippa Mafia, Christopher Martin, Cocoa Tea, Ras Penco, Ce’Cile and The Stones.
VIBE, TEMPO, TRACE, ALLHIPHOP.com, 24hourhiphop.com and Outaroad.com have been added as media partners for the show, which takes place at Bicentennial Park, located at 1075 Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami. Park gates open at 1:00 pm and show time is set for 1:30pm sharp. The 10-hour event does not end there. Everyone is invited to the official Best of the Best After Party, at Bongos Nightclub (located behind the American Airlines Arena), immediately following the show.
Tickets are now available via Ticketmaster and bestofthebestconcert.com, and at select locations across Florida and New York City. For more information, log on to http://www.bestofthebestconcert.com or call 1-305-438-9488. Please direct all press inquires to email@example.com.
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The Uprize Music artist humbly welcomes his very first berth at the top of the reggae singles chart (Jamaica Weekly Countdown). “It’s a good feeling. I’ve been trying to get here for quite a while, about six years, and it took a lot of hard work.”
“Thousand Miles” has been gaining momentum on the airwaves in Jamaica for over two months, as quality music recently garnered its fair share of airplay amidst a ban on “indecent” dancehall and soca music on the nation’s airwaves. This made room for quality and positive music such as Ras Penco’s, catapulting him into the limelight. The ensuing video lit up television sets and has also enjoyed rotation, much to the delight of reggae lovers. “I wrote it and from the moment I finished recording it in the studio, I knew it was a great song and that people would love it.”
Ras Penco is receiving the adulation from fans firsthand. He recently starred on RE-TV’s High School Tour, taking his sounds into the schools around Jamaica. “I’ve been getting crazy love from fans. The song has touched them.”
He journeys to Miami next month for the Best of the Best concert, which highlights Caribbean and hip-hop acts at the top of their game. In fact, Ras Penco is only one of two reggae artists booked for the show, and will be sharing the stage with the likes of Rick Ross and T-Pain. “It’s a great feeling to be on the show,” reveals Ras Penco. “The line-up is mostly dancehall and hip-hp artists, so it’s special to be included.”
Tune in to the special sounds of Ras Penco, check out the video for “Thousand Miles,” and look out for his upcoming singles at www.myspace.com/raspenco.