Monthly Archives: September 2007
|After dominating the dancehall scene with so many hits, Ce’Cile finally released her debut album titled ‘Bad Gyal’. Ce’Cile’s ‘Bad Gyal’ album release on the Japanese label outfit, Avex, took place in Tokyo on September 5.
The album contains 15 masterly created tracks and features a healthy mix of popular and new tracks with a blend of different genres.
Ce’Cile, who spent a few weeks in Japan promoting the newly released album, came back home on a high following the response she received in that country. While there, she did a photo shoot for a clothing company, interviews with newspapers and magazines in
Her first stop was at the Ageha, one of the biggestclubs in Tokyo. She then went on to Nagoya for Reggae Explosion where she performed alongside Sugar Minott and others.
Her final stint was another club setting with homester Junko and that went very well with most of the Japanese female dancehall fans referring to themselves as ‘bad gyals!’
Among the tracks on ‘Bad Gyal’ are ‘Goody’, ‘Jamdown’, ‘Hot Like That‘ (featuring Trina), ‘Give It To Me’ (one of her old songs which is still blazing the place in Japan) and ‘Only Faking’.
In Jamaica, her single ‘I’m Waiting’ is on three major charts and seems set to go places. The song is also featured on the Jamdown riddim medley video with and full-length video for it released earlier this month. Both video and song are enjoying good airplay
In the meantime, Ce’Cile is now focusing on taking her career to the next level as she now has her own show on TEMPO called ‘On De Stage’. Ce’Cile gets the task of introducing fellow artistes from all over the Caribbean before
|New York, NY: – World Clash New York, founded by Irish and Chin, Inc., is celebrating its 10th anniversary and final staging entitled Game Over on Saturday, November 24, 2007 . This highly anticipated event will mark the end of an era, which has revolutionized sound system (DJ) competitions and the sound clash arena as a whole.
Game Over, slated to take place at Amazura in Queens, New York, will inevitably attract and entertain a diverse audience. In addition to an exciting line-up of past World Clash champions, this year’s event also includes the likes of artists Beenie Man, Ninja Man and Tony Matterhorn. And the event includes veteran selector David Rodigan. Certainly, Game Over will spark the interest of sound clash fans and non-sound clash fans alike.
Game Over will follow the guidelines set by one of the biggest sports in the world, boxing. Just as the sport of boxing stages multiple matches in one night, Irish and Chin, Inc. has decided to bring World Clash to a close by staging three marquee events in one night.
The openers will consist of two 10-minute matches and a “tune fi tune” segment with a Vintage Cup Clash between Ninja Man & David Rodigan, followed by a Celebrity Cup Clash between Beenie Man & Tony Matterhorn.
Finally, The Main Event will follow standard World Clash guidelines and feature a stunning line up of World Clash champions including: Black Kat (2003 & 2004), Mighty Crown (1999), Bass Odyssey (2001 & 2006), Rebel Tone (2002) and Sentinel (2005).
|Kingston, Jamaica: – Duane Stephenson is the bright new sound on the Jamaican reggae music scene. Stephenson formerly of To-Isis is now pursuing a solo career and has just released his first album From August Town on the VP label. The album features mostly new material with a few familiar tracks. The video for Fairy Tale, one of the high quality songs on the album,has just been released.
Fairy Tale is a soothing ode to the struggles of life and is aimed at inspiring the oppressed and disheartened. With good composition and arrangement, thanks to the mastery of reggae icon Dean Fraser, the song is a hit. The video for Fairy Tale directed by Oral Napier featuring Lamont Savary on Acoustic guitar was shot in Kingston and successfully mirrors the message that the song conveys.
According to Duane Fairy Tale is an ode to all who have had to come through struggle. His favourite scene from the video is the shot where a child comes home to his grandmother with a good report card and after some hesitation, due to her own struggles, the grandmother gives the child the adoration and compliments he deserves.
When asked what he would like to achieve with the video for Fairy Tale and the album From August Town, Duane said “I would love for people to sit, watch and listen to good music without violence without hate. Music that fills you with love and hope“
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|The long awaited return of musical power house JAH CURE has arrived! JAH CURE guest stars on this weeks BOOM SHOTS on Bigupradio.com . Hosted by DJ Boom, BOOM SHOTS is a weekly dancehall show that you can catch every Wednesday on Bigupradio’s 24×7 Dancehall internet radio station. JAH CURE hasn’t let anything stop him from putting out sweet reggae tunes over these years he’s been away. And now he has just released his new hit album “True Reflections” with VP Records. Tune in to find out what the upcoming CURE FEST 2007 and what JAH CURE is up. It all goes down on BOOM SHOTS this Wednesday! ONE LOVE
Born in the parish of Hanover, Jamaica but raised in Kingston Town, golden voiced singer Jah Cure (real name Siccature Alcock) became involved with reggae music as a teenager, rapidly rose to fame in the late ’90s only to have his meteoric climb to the top halted by a jail sentence. In 1997 and only 18 years old, Jah Cure released the culturally minded single “King In This Jungle”, a duet with Sizzla and produced by Beres Hammond. The single was a pivotal moment for Cure for a couple reasons. Hammond would become the singer’s biggest champion while Sizzla was to introduce Cure to the world of the Bobo Dread, a sect of Rastafari that usually lives communally, strives to point out social injustice, and has experienced numerous shakedowns by the Jamaican police. A steady stream of singles – most produced by Hammond – had more and more Jamaicans singing the praises of this new singer.
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|CaribPR Newswire, NEW YORK, NY. Sept. 27, 2007: Hailing from the tropical island of Barbados and crowned the undisputed “Queen of Soca” by fans worldwide, British-born singer Alison Hinds is set to introduce the rest of the world to the power and passion of the musical genre which is rapidly gaining popularity among music lovers around the globe.
Since its dominant reign at the top of charts throughout the Caribbean, to New York City’s prominent HOT 97 airwaves, to the BBC Radio in England, to Canada’s premier music channel Much Music, Alison Hinds’ first single and video “Roll It Gal” has been gaining major global momentum. It has set the stage for the highly anticipated U.S. release on November 6, 2007of her solo debut album, aptly titled ‘Soca Queen,’ (1720 Entertainment/Black Coral).
SOCA QUEEN is an upbeat collection of original songs, which captures Hinds’ passionate sensual vocals, infectious driving rhythms and spirited lyrics. Armed with the stronghold support of her worldwide Caribbean fan base, the superstar touch of executive producer Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Nas, Fugees), and fortified by highly regarded Caribbean- based producers Shelshok, Chris Allman, and Nicholas Brancker, the SOCA Queen is prepared to broaden her domain.
On releasing her first solo album, the “Queen of SOCA” proudly proclaims, “SOCA is what I’m known for, so I want the music to represent who I am. It’s infectious and happy, but can still say something and touch lives.”
Upon its original release throughout the Caribbean, ALISON HINDS’ first single “Roll It Gal” shot to the top of the charts in Barbados, Trinidad and throughout the Caribbean almost instantly, where it has become a summer anthem. The video for “Roll It Gal” was ranked No. 1 for ten weeks on MTV’s TEMPO (MTV network’s channel devoted to Caribbean Music, viewed in over 20 Caribbean countries).
Currently, the “Roll It Gal” video has been added to MTV Jams, VH-1 Soul and is among the MOST VIEWED videos on MySpace.com. The smash anthem “Roll It Gal” is also available for download on iTunes! worldwide, AOL, Yahoo! and all premium online download destinations. Additionally,” Roll It Gal” ringtones are available on every major wireless carrier throughout the U.S. and Canada.ALISON HINDS is on an unstoppable roll as she continues to tantalize legions of jubilant fans with her provocative, sexy, high-energy concerts throughout the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, including upcoming appearances at the Carnivals in London, Brooklyn, and Miami. Recent tour highlights include: a featured guest appearance at the annual Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica’s leading Reggae festival, along with LL Cool J, Shaggy, Buju Banton, and a special performance at the ICC Cricket World Cup opening and closing ceremonies, which was broadcast to an audience of over one billion worldwide.
For more information on ALISON HINDS and to hear a preview of SOCA QUEEN visit: www.myspace.com/alisonhinds.
About BLACK CORAL
BLACK CORAL is a multi-faceted entertainment company based in Barbados and operated by a veteran of the recording industry, Van Gibbs. Its focus is on artists from the region realizing their full potential in today’s global marketplace. Alison Hinds is the first presentation by BLACK CORAL to the world.About 1720 Entertainment
1720 Entertainment was established in 2004 to empower the dreams of artists who possess not only undeniable talent, but integrity and heart. The company embraces diversity, covering a broad spectrum of musical styles, and is passionately creative in the development of their artists, their music, performances and their careers.By providing music content and utilizing every conceivable new media platform, (including the digital and mobile space), 1720 is firmly pointed toward the future dynamic evolution of the music/entertainment industry. For further information visit: http://www.1720entertainment.com.