Monthly Archives: November 2007

The 9th Annual Reggae in the Hills kicks off Dec 25th

Lincoln ‘Sugar’ Minott and Youth Promotion in association with Express Fencing and Black Roots Production Ltd. are proud to announce the 9th staging of the annual “Reggae in the Hills” Family Fun Day, Kiddies Treat and Stage Show to be held as usual on the grounds of the Sargeantville All Age School, Harkers Hall, St. Catherine.

Last year’s event was our most successful showing ever in terms of organization, media visibility and crowd support; we also undertook to erect some eleven hundred feet of fencing for the playfield that serves both the Sargeantville All Age and the Harkers Hall Basic School in Harkers Hall, St. Catherine as our charitable contribution. We were successful in accomplishing 65% of the target and so for this year we are attempting to complete this project.

Event kicks off with a Media Launch on December 10 2007. Then on the 25th, the Family Fun Day starts at 10:00 a.m. activities will include bounce-a-bout, merry-go-round and  other rides, a concert including talent search, dance and other contests. Various treats, prizes and surprises will be offered to the children attending while a sound system will provide tasteful and appropriate music throughout the day.  A minimal admission fee will be charged.

The Fun Day will end at 6 p.m., at which time the grounds will be cleared in preparation for the main event – the 9th annual Reggae in the Hills stage show.  This show, headlined by host “Sugar” Minott, will start at approximately 8 p.m, other artistes confirmed so far include: Marcia Griffiths, Freddie McGregor, Luciano, Mikey General, Capleton, Sizzla, Little John, Triston Palmer, Tony Tuff, Courtney Melody, Benji Myers, Bunny Brown, Lenky Roy, Anthony Cruz and Junior Reid. The Youth Promotion talent family will also be on show.

This year’s show will also be dedicated to honoring the memory of the late, great Joseph “Culture” Hill, a native of an adjoining community to the venue(Long Hill near Above Rocks). This will take the form of musical tributes by some of the artistes on show and also the handing over of a commemorative plaque, donated by Youth Promotion, to his family.

Popular Sound Systems will provide music before, during interludes and after the concert.  Vending booths will remain operational during the entire event. The show culminates with host Sugar Minott and other super stars bringing down the curtain in fine style.  Police and uniformed security guards will provide security for the duration of the event.

For answers to any queries or further information:  Email reggaeinthehills@yahoo.com or visit our website at, www.reggaeinthehills.com.

Best regards,
Peter Burke
Project Coordinator

SLOW BOUNCE #49 with WARRIOR KING on Bigupradio.com Dancehall

The mighty conscious singer WARRIOR KING stops by the SLOW BOUNCE show this Tuesday on Bigupradio.com Tuesday Dec 3rd! WARRIOR KING has two hot albums “Virtuous Woman” and “Hold The Faith” but his working hard on producing his 3rd album.. Tune in for this exclusive interview and hear the best reggae DJs in Europe and this exclusive interview and feature with WARRIOR KING. SLOW BOUNCE is hosted by DJ Septik, Psar and Deon Mattis every week on Bigupradio.com. ONE LOVE

Warrior King
“Can’t Get Me Down”


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About WARRIOR KING :

Warrior King was born on the 27th of July, 1979, in Kingston’s Jubilee Hospital, soon moving to Clarendon, then settling in the growing city of Portmore at age eleven. “From birth I’ve always loved music, but it was not until I attended high school at the age of thirteen that I thought about it as something I could do myself,” Warrior King explains. “At that time I followed Bounty Killer’s style, but then my friend Warrior Mark, him said, ‘You have the potential. You have the talent.’ From there I started increasing my own thing, and with encouragement from my peers and inspiration and t’ing, the music started to flow.” Like many successful Jamaican entertainers, Warrior King gained his earliest stage experience in talent shows.Find out more: here

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BADMAN RADIO #7 with the orginal “Don Gorgon” NINJA MAN

The “orginal front tooth gold tooth gun pon tooth don gorgon” NINJA MAN drops by the BADMAN RADIO show this Saturday on Bigupradio.com. BADMAN RADIO is hosted by DJ TRASHA “Tha Booty Shaker.” NINJA MAN is the baddest Jamaican deejay of all time. Some say he’s making a come back but loyal fans know he never left! Oh yes, NINJA is holding his deejay rod high, pushing out new hits like “Mad Again (Sleng Teng Riddim)” “The Pastor (Heathen Riddim)” “Praise (Big Up Riddim) and more! Tune in for an exclustive interview and feature with NINJA MAN! You’ll want to tune into this show for sure. ONE LOVE

About NINJA MAN :

In ancient Japanese culture, a ninja is a highly trained assassin, who specializes in using undetected tactics in the art of slaughter. In modern Dancehall culture, Ninjaman is the original lyrical terror, known for using his razor-sharp wit; slow, steady, calculated delivery; and mastery of the art of rhyme and rhythm to musically slaughter any and all who cross his path.

For over twenty years, Desmond “Ninjaman” Ballentine has stood out as one of the most candid, colorful, and controversial of all of Jamaica’s Dancehall deejays, with the skill, performance, and lifestyle to earn the apt title “The Don Gorgon” or most respected of the Dancehall fraternity.

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Anna Fisher Receives Two Nominations for the 2nd Annual Joe Higgs Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – Molin Music Recording Artist Anna Fisher has been nominated in two categories for the 2nd Annual Joe Higgs Music Awards to be held Saturday, December 8, 2007 at Simmons College at 8 pm. Voted top five in both Instrumental and International Artists, Ms. Fisher proudly accepted the International Artist Award in December 2006 at the First Annual Joe Higgs Music Awards at Florida International University in Fort Lauderdale.

She feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to have worked with one of the greatest musical artists in history and was honored when Third World Band asked her to perform Higgs’ anthem, “There’s A Reward” on their last album, “Black Gold Green” nominated for a Grammy Award for Reggae Album of the year.  Born and raised Nancy Fish in Concord, Massachusetts, Ms. Fisher graduated Concord-Carlisle Regional High School in 1977. She was a student at New England Conservatory Preparatory Division where she studied oboe with Ira Deutsch of the Boston Symphony and Boston Ballet Orchestras as well as Boston University School of Music with John Holmes also of the Boston Symphony. She attained a Bachelor of Music in Oboe and English horn performance at North Carolina School of the Arts, a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from National University and is completing her Educational Administration Credential at National now. She is working on her next album in Los Angeles where she resides. Taking the oboe and English horn outside the usual classical realm, Anna anchors the music in new waterways namely Reggae, Jazz, R&B and Pop styles. The event is a salute to Joe Higgs, the man and his music and those who carry on his legacy. In addition to the two nominations, she is also one of the scheduled performers for the event.

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Rootz Underground to Surface At Welcome To Jamrock

Kingston, Jamaica: – Rootz Underground is confirmed to perform at the highly anticipated Welcome to Jamrock concert set to take place on Friday December 21, 2007 on the grounds of the Constant Spring Football Field.

Since its start in 2005, Welcome To Jamrock, staged by BentSpeare Entertainment, has been known to feature the hottest artistes.   Over the last 2 years, the Welcome to Jamrock stage has hosted such top acts as: The Marley Brothers, Sean Paul, Richie Spice, Morgan Heritage, Buju Banton, Tanya Stephens and Luciano.  The concert series has also unearthed new talent who have since made their mark on the Reggae scene.   This year Rootz Underground will surface on the Welcome to Jamrock stage and claim their place amongst reggae’s elite.

Rootz Underground emerged on the scene in a blaze of high-energy performances and conscious lyrics in 2000.   Though the 6-member band has only just begun digging their ‘rootz’ in the industry, the band’s old soul has already effortlessly enlisted a core of followers stretching from Cuba, the Eastern Caribbean, Florida and California.  

In 2007, Rootz took reggae music by storm with their smash hit Victims of the System which topped the Tempo Cross Caribbean Countdown for 5 weeks and earned them coveted spots on Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues and Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest.

“Rootz Underground’s quality of music and level of consciousness demonstrates the type of material we feature on Welcome to Jamrock” – Rupert Bent Snr. of BentSpeare Entertainment.

“We are excited about performing at Welcome to Jamrock 2007.  We have been touring a lot in the last couple of months and are eager to perform to a large local crowd again” – Stevie G, lead singer, Rootz Underground.

Rootz Underground will take a break from touring to perform at Welcome to Jamrock on Friday December 21, 2007 on the grounds of the Constant Spring Football Field.

For further information visit:

http://www.myspace.com/rootzunderground

http://www.rootzunderground.com/

Alison Young
Entertainment Publicist
ALYKHAT PR
Tel: (876) 631-0798
Mobile: (876) 365-3734
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