Access Granted Strictly The Best Edition, this Friday, April 25th at Club Pisces
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 email@example.com .
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.
DOWNLOAD NOW If I Ever (Sean Roy Remix) [feat. Mya]
Photo by Radcliffe Royefor Boomshots.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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