Ottawa Rhythm Festival | Sept 1st , 2012 | Junior Kelly | Allison Hinds | Thriller U |
Having done quite a few shows in the United States in the past two months, reggae singer, Junior Kelly will now stretch across the border into Canada as he continues his quest to thrill his North American fans. "Canada has been clamoring for Junior Kelly," explained Tasz Smith of Triple T Productions."We have been collaborating with promotional teams across Canada to work out suitable dates and everything has finally jelled. Interestingly, things have worked out in such a way that Kelly will be doing two festivals two consecutive weekends -- August 25 and September 1," Smith added. Saturday, August 25, will see Junior Kelly as one of the headline acts for FestCaribbean, being staged in Brantford, Ontario. A truly Caribbean event, the show also features calypso/soca giant, David Rudder, alongside Mello G, Colour Quest, Chris Jackson and Dance Migration. The following Saturday, September 1, Junior Kelly will represent at the inaugural Ottawa Rhythm Festival. An outdoor music event, the festival is celebrating the best in Caribbean, Latin and Soul music from around the world. According to the organizers, the Ottawa festival is designed to showcase island flavours of entertainment and blend together quality music, food, and sport for the benefit of the Ottawa-Gatineau community. For this inaugural year, the festival will commemorate the Jamaican and Trinidadian 50th year of Independence, with special performances by its leading artists. Soca's best loved female artiste, Trinidadian Allison Hinds, reggae singer Trilla U, the Cuban Martinez Show, Crack of Dawn are the other big names along with Junior Kelly on the Ottawa Rhythm Festival
A family event, the festival is encouraging audiences young and old to celebrate the culture and rhythms of the Caribbean. Also on the line-up is reggae act Prestige, who has built up quite a repertoire. His songs include I Am Blessed, Happiness, My Pride, Dem Wrong, Questions, What Do You Think Of The Poor and others. Prestige has toured the US and has performed at Irie Jamboree, Brooklyn Music Fest, Budweiser Festival in Washington, D.C. He has also performed in Europe, Canada, Trinidad and Guyana. Reggae singer, Junior Kelly has been in the business of making uplifting and empowering reggae music for more than 25 years. Beginning his career during Dancehall's 'rude boy' era in the late '80s, Kelly's inspiring messages have always made him a standout artist within Jamaica's heavily populated entertainment scene. His breakthrough single "Love So Nice" established him as a bonafide
star in 2000. His commanding juxtaposition of precisely timed, deejayed rhymes and melodic singing, coupled with his vivid storytelling abilities, took the song to #1 on the Jamaican charts. The album "Love So Nice", released in 2001, also spawned the well-received singles which brought him recognition throughout the Caribbean, North America, and Europe.
Junior Kelly, who has been enjoying a strong season of success, both in Jamaica and overseas, easily reclaimed his space in the US market after an hiatus and is being booked vigorously by promoters all across the States. In July, he convincingly captured the number one slot on the Jamaica Music Countdown Top 25 Reggae Singles Chart, with the gripping, reality-laced single, "Been There", which has also debuted on charts in North America and the Caribbean.
On the Broadleaf riddim, produced by Big Bomb Entertainment, "Been There" adds to Junior Kelly's list of songs which have impacted in a huge way. Among them are the "Sunshine," "Boom Draw", "Hungry Days," Missing You (with Bar-bee)" and "Receive".
"Been There" is powered by the music video which is currently getting good rotation across the globe.
For bookings and info for Junior Kelly, contact: Tasz Smith of Triple T Production (917) 617-0874 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Jamaica-let's Light the Torch
While debate rages on about which of Shaggy’s On a Mission or Mikey Bennett’s Find a Flag should have been designated the official song to commemorate the Jamaica 50th celebrations, one song that was recently released is staking a strong claim to be the official song for Team Jamaica heading to the 2012 London Olympics. The song is Team Jamaica (Light the Torch) by fast-rising singer Nando Griffiths, son of legendary Jamaican jockey Winston “Fanna” Griffiths, and it is synched to a very moving internet video that captures some very memorable moments, mainly from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 Berlin World Athletics Championships.
While Team Jamaica urges our athletes to “Go for your dreams” and to “Stand up and take your place when our flag is raised and our anthem plays,” it also assures them that “No matter where you place, we will still celebrate you Team Jamaica. “ This last point is particularly timely and relevant, as only earlier this week the officials of the local track and field technical coaching staff publicly urged Jamaica’s track and field fans not to pressure the athletes. In a similar vein, JFF president Captain Horace Burrell lambasted those who have already started to unfairly criticize Usain Bolt after his two recent losses to Yohan Blake and asked that Jamaicans, “Instead of tearing down Usain, let us build him up.”
Team Jamaica has been endorsed by the Irie Jam Media Group, Caribbean Media Partners of the Adidas Grand Prix, New York’s premier outdoor track and field meet. It has also earned the endorsement of Team Jamaica Bickel (the venerable NY-based organization which provides support including meals and lodging for Jamaican athletes attending the annual Penn relays), which has designated it as the official anthem from the diaspora for the Jamaican team heading to London 2012. It would only be fitting for the Jamaican Olympic Association and the Jamaican Amateur Athletic Federation to bestow similar recognition upon the song. Not waiting for such developments, Team Jamaica’s popularity is spreading like the “Pocket Rocket leaving the blocks,” and similar to Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce’s new-found staying power, Team Jamaica has the enduring qualities to become a timeless anthem for Jamaica’s sporting teams
Yami Bolo has been nominated for the award of Best International Male Artist at the British Reggae Industry Awards due to take place October 2012
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BLACK MATTIC DEBUTS NEW SINGLE "SUPERSTAR"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2012
New York, NY (FOX FUSE) - Jamaican dancehall pop artist Black Matticdebuts his new single, "Superstar," the first track from his album upcoming album Diamond For Life Project, slated for a mid-2012 release. The single is available for sale on iTunes on March 27, 2012.
Written by Black Mattic and released by his label, Official Hitz Entertainment, "Superstar" exemplifies the artist's versatility in this pop dancehall fusion. It was produced by Yo Dash Productions and recorded at Official Hitz Studios in Queens, New York.
"This track is a representation of my goals in the music industry," states Black Mattic. "Being of Jamaican decent and residing in New York, I'm all about fusing dancehall with other genres, and you can hear the essence of my sound in this single. My focus is to bring dancehall to a more competitive and larger audience."
Black Mattic has been making a name for himself across the channels for some time now, and fans have seen him live in concert in Jamaica, New York, and he is even set to perform in China this summer
For all inquiries on Black Mattic and to schedule interviews, please email@example.com.
The internet: the new home of the riddim.
If you're after new tracks and you're tired of rifling through the CD racks at your local music shop, then the internet is probably going to be your first stop for new music. But what does it offer the people making the music you're listening to?
Well, for starters, it finally gives them an indie platform they wouldn't have had before. If you take this site as an example, it allows an artist to say "my music video is on YouTube, my tracks are on BandCamp", and what have you - there's no more need for a record label if you don't want one.
The advantages of this is clear - more independence, and more money. But this means no PR, no marketing push, so you'll be spending time organising your own career rather than recording some new tracks and kicking back with a little PartyPoker to wind down with. You'll be working hard for your money - it's no different to any other medium in which self-publishing your work is an option, from novels to videogames.
But the best thing is seeing stuff go viral, being able to embed people's music and video content onto sites like ours, and seeing people engage with said content in a way they couldn't a few decades ago. The internet is a seriously powerful tool in the hands of a business and tech-savvy musician, and the skills are not impossible to pick up.
So the next time you want to put a new track out, or buy one, try the web, because you never know how it might turn out. The world wide web is enabling music to reach audiences it couldn't before, and that benefits absolutely everybody with the time, money and desire to get involved. Enjoy a whole new generation of media consumption.