Monthly Archives: July 2007

Macka Diamond Book Launch Postponed

Betrayal, Deception, Bad Mind and Sweet Revenge, seasoned with a spicy lesson which we all could use, is basically the sum of what populates the pages of Macka Diamond’s debut novel, but anxious� fans who couldn’t wait to get their hands on ‘BUN HIM!!!’ will have to wait just a little longer, because of the upcoming General Elections.�PageTurnER Publishing House and its business affiliates have decided to change the launch date from August 21st to September 18th. 2007. “We didn’t want to postponed the launch of Macka’s book,” says PageTurnER Publishing House, Director of Marketing, Leesah Larmond, “but good judgment says that this is best, as changing the date would facilitate the full support of her fans.”

The date may have changed, but the plans for BUN HIM!!! remain the same. Weekenz, located at 80 Constant Spring Road will come alive on Tuesday, September 18th at 7:00pm for the Official Launch, open only to the media and invited guests.� Keynote speaker for the event will be Professor and Author, Carolyn Cooper, coordinator of the Reggae Studies Unit at the U.W.I. Naomi Dixon of PageTurnER Publishing House, coordinator of the event, promises a night to remember, with appearances and readings from a wide spectrum of the entertainment fraternity, followed by a FREE star studded After Party, open to the public, with lots of give-aways and performances from Macka Diamond and friends.

The event is sponsored in part by, Weekenz, Island Paradise Limousine & SUV Rental, Kaboom Energy Drink, Cyber Center, Hype TV, RE-TV, Baba Roots, Contours Hair and Beauty Supplies, Arttek Printing and the Reggae Studies Unit at the U.W.I. Zip 103/Hype TV’s Nicky Z will be the host for the evening, while patrons, well-wishers and the curious will be able to groove to the vibes of Coppershot, alongside a host of some of Dancehall’s top selectors.

The book will be available to the public for the first time at the After Party at the discounted price of� $500. (In store price – $645) and will be available at, and also distributed locally by Sangster’s Book Stores and its subsidiaries, but in the meantime, fans who can’t wait for the official copy, can get a taste of what’s to come by going to PageTurnER’s Official Website, http://www.ptpublishing.net and read first chapter for themselves and while they are there, play the Macka Diamond/Bun Him!!! Trivia game and win a $100,000 shopping spree with Macka herself.

Also, Look out for the BUN HIM!!! Island wide book tour coming your way, kicking off on Friday September21st, at the Pavilion Mall, Half Way Tree, with stops on Saturday at Sangster’s Book Stores in Portmore and Spanish Town.� Come out and meet Macka Diamond in person, take a picture with her and purchase your own autographed copy of, BUN HIM!!!  Jamaica’s FIRST Official Dancehall Novel.

Be sure to be one of the first to get a copy, ’cause da one yah Hottttt! &. Like ten fyaah side!

For further information, pre-orders, sales and distribution, visit www.ptpublishing.net or e-mail info@ptpublishing.net or call 1 876 342 3918. E-mail Macka Diamond directly with your comments at mackadiamond@ptpublishing.net

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Sheila Hylton Graces Miss Jamaica USA Pagent On July 29th

New York, NY, July 24, 2007 : Grammy nominated Reggae songstress Sheila Hylton has just been added as a featured performer at the 2007 Miss Jamaica USA Pagent at Carib New York in New Rochelle, NY, this Sunday, July 29 th.

A former model and celebrated fashion icon in Jamaica, Sheila heightens the evening dubbed “beauty & intelligence” with her classic style and poise, in addition to her velvet-voice and punching lyrics. Performing tracks off of her zesty new album Steppin, Sheila is a welcome addition to the list of special guests, which includes singer A.J. Brown, and Miss Jamaica Universe 2007 Zahara Redwood.

A soulful mixture of Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Funk, and Reggae, Steppin picks up where Sheila left off with her smash cross-over hit, the spunky Reggae-funk version of Sting & The Police’s “The Bed’s Too Big Without You.”   Steppin is available online at www.sheilahylton.com and www.amazon.com. It is also available at Moodies Records in the Bronx, NY.

The 2007 Miss Jamaica USA Pagent will be held at Carib New York at 43 North Avenue in New Rochelle NY. For ticket information, contact Carib at 914-380-6369.

MEDIA CONTACT:

RAINE MARTIN
RCJ MEDIA
 
 34 7-702-1779
msrainemedia@gmail.com  

Sensational New Reggae Artist SKULL Stirs Up The Billboard Charts

Reggae artist, Skull debuted this week on Billboard with his first single, “Boom Di Boom Di” at number 16 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart and number 31 on the Hot Singles Sales chart. “Boom Di Boom Di” is buzzing in the clubs in Jamaica, getting spins on Irie FM, has an accompanying 3D animated music video which was recently added on MTV Tempo in the Caribbean, is gaining steam in the U.S. and on MTV Base in the UK.

Skull, a featured Myspace artist, www.myspace.com/skullriddim, whose buzz has been steadily growing in the States, Jamaica, and the UK has had a presence at College radio over the last year topping several prominent charts with “Boom Di Boom Di” and “Here To Stay” a conscious anthem featuring Mighty Mystic.

Recently back from Florida where he opened for Buju Banton at the legendary Reggae venue, Janus Landing, Skull is currently performing in Hawaii with Reggae artists, Tribal Seeds and Keys Of Creation.

Skull’s single “Boom Di Boom Di”, which is available on iTunes will be followed next month by a maxi single, which includes three tracks including, “Hey You”, the blazing hot club burner produced by Kardinal Offishall and Solitair.

While sipping Cristal, Mariah Carey whose brother Morgan manages Skull was quoted as saying, “I think Skull is a great artist and I love his music, I hope people support him.”

Contact: Rashmi Shastri
E-mail: rashmi_shastri@hotmail.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7947 630778

Reggae Rising Presents The Dancehall Club (tickets 75% sold out)

TICKETS SALES ARE 75% SOLD OUT!!!
Continuing A Southern Humboldt Tradition
At The Same Place On The Eel River, With The Same Production Team
Presenting The Same Extraordinary Reggae Festival Experience
“REGGAE RISING MUSIC FESTIVAL!!!”

[Humboldt County, CA] Reggae Rising Music Festival will take place on August 3rd, 4th, 5th and features 3-days of camping and world renowned reggae music on 100 acres that includes; The Dimmick Ranch and French’s Camp, situated along the picturesque Eel River.

The festival is produced by People Productions and its staff of coordinators who have a two decades plus track record for hosting exceptional music festivals and are considered by many as: “The Heart That Built Reggae.”

This year’s festival is dedicated to THE MUSIC and the lineup promises to be unparalleled. “It’s not the people we come to play. We come to play music” said the legendary Bob Marley.  The show will feature three of Bob’s children: Stephen, Damian “Junior Gong,” and Ziggy as well as other reggae icons, including:

FRIDAY AUGUST 3RD
ANTHONY B
RICHIE SPICE
ABYSSINIANS
FANTAN MOJAH
COLLIE BUDDZ
HEAVYWEIGHT DUB CHAMPION
QUEEN OMEGA
STREETS TO THE HILL
LUNA AND MOESE ANGEL
OPENING NATIVE CEREMONY
SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH
SLY & ROBBIE AND THE TAXI GANG with HORACE ANDY
ZIGGY MARLEY
CHERINE ANDERSON
MORGAN HERITAGE
TANYA STEPHENS
WISDOM
ISHI DUBE
SUBLIMINAL SABOTAGE
SUNDAY AUGUST 5TH
DAMIAN MARLEY
STEPHEN MARLEY
STEEL PULSE
FREDDIE MCGREGOR
RICHIE STEPHENS
SOUL MAJESTIC

TICKETS SALES ARE 75% SOLD OUT!!! FRENCH’S CAMP GROUP CAMPING 95% SOLD OUT!!! COOKS VALLEY CAMPGROUND IS GOING FAST!!! DIMMICK RANCH CAMPING 100% SOLD OUT!!! COOKS VALLEY RV 100% SOLD OUT!!! Tickets are going FAST and can be purchased online with a credit card by visiting our website at www.reggaerising.com. For more information on Reggae Rising Music Festival call the hotline at 707-923-4583.

Reggae Rising VIP TICKETS

  • 3 day admission to the VIP Lounge & The NEW Dancehall Club – High Altitude which features:
    • Shaded seating plus an expansive grassy area with river views.
    • Live video feed from the stage on 3 large viewing screens so you won’t miss anything while you are chilling.
    • Special VIP Bar, Soft Drinks, Water and Food available.
    • Daily Happy Hour at 7:00pm featuring complimentary appetizers, wine tasting & champagne by Iron Horse Champagne
    • Private VIP Restrooms with a hand washing area, vanity mirror, and changing table.
    • Specialty Craft Booths / Massage / Glow Stuff & more!
  • VIP guests also receive:
    • Complimentary Reggae Rising Program Guide
    • A keepsake Reggae Rising collector’s VIP laminate
    • SPECIAL EVENTS which will be posted at the VIP Lounge Schedule at the VIP Lounge entrance.

LIMITED CAPACITY! Over 75% Sold Out!

If you have already purchased your GA ticket, the VIP upgrade can be purchased online, Mail Order or at the following locations: People Productions Office – Redway, Wild Horse Records –Garberville, Streetlight Records – san jose / SF / Santa Cruz.
$175.00 GA + $100.00 VIP Upgrade = $275.00 VIP Admission
VIP Upgrades can be added to any GA Ticket already purchased.

An Exciting New Visual and Musical Experience!

HIGH ALTITUDE
The NEW DANCEHALL CLUB

Friday & Saturday Night

ANTHONY B
LEXXUS
MR EASY
COLLIE BUDDZ
more special guests to be announced!

Friday:
Selecta Prime
HighGrade Sound
Tazmania Sound

Saturday:
HighGrade Sound
Selecta Prime
Angel Magik

Special features:   Dance groups, 3 large viewing screens,
Full bar, Late night food & drinks, Costumes, Coat Check,
shaded seating, Massage, Glow stuff, and many more!

Exclusively for VIP Guests
go to REGGAERISING.COM for more information

EVENT:         Reggae Rising Music Festival
DATE:           August 3rd, 4th and 5th
PLACE:         Dimmick Ranch / French’s Camp, Piercy Calif.
CONTACT: Yvonne Hendrix, People Productions LLC
TELE:            707-223-2889

Steele Says “Bonjour Montreal”

“Bonjour Montreal” (meaning “Hello Montreal”), shouted Steele as he hit the stage at the Fourth Annual Montreal Reggae Festival, held recently in Quebec, Canada. The musicians, made up of members from Steele’s backing band Mountain Edge and the Explorer band, played harmoniously as he belted the lyrics from one of his popular remakes “Slave Driver“, and everyone was prepared to go on a musical journey with him. Steele then dove into “New World“, and this song again drew large reaction from the audience.

The decibels at the Old Port of Montreal, the venue for the festival, went even higher when Steele decided it was time to pay some special attention to the ladies. Right away, the pulsating drum and bass from the very popular Taxi Riddim could be felt by everyone, and Steele now requested the company of a female on stage.

Unbeknown to Steele, the first young lady to reach on stage was still below the age of consent, but the possibility of any backlash was quickly avoided due to Steele’s masterful showmanship and his pre-qualifying techniques that he has always implemented in his act. This foresight drew great approval from the audience and won many new fans for Steele, including one of Jamaica’s most popular radio dj’s Ron Muschette from Irie fm, who was visiting the festival for the first time. He was heard a few days later on his radio show commending Steele for his professionalism and discipline in dealing with the situation. Steele quickly thanked the young lady for being a fan and made sure she received a copy of his new cd “The Love of Jah“. This jester brought to the forefront more ladies eager to join on stage, the man referred to as a sex symbol, and the lucky lady went on a seductive journey with Steele doing his hit “Shining Star“.

With his rendition of “Lost Without You“, and his Bob Marley medley to follow, Steele ended his explosive set with “Imagine“, and all was in one accord waving hands and banners to the lyrics of love and togetherness emphasized by this brother. For all those in attendance the message was clear.

Make sure to pickup a copy of Steele’s new Cd “The Love of Jah” available now

Online at www.steelemusic.net , www.myspace.com/steelemusic, www.ebreggae.com or check your local record outlet.

Photo Attached: Steele & Ron Muschette chillin at the Montreal Reggae Festival

One Love,

Anita