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Jamaica 50 NY Festival Hosted By Oliver Samuels Offers Music, Food, Performances and more

With more mature Jamaicans in the New York area having limited access to venues that are more inclusive than musical performances to recognize Jamaica’s 50th, the organizers of the Oliver Samuels Jamaica50 NY Festival have come up with what will be seen as a solution. The idea of this celebration explains Oliver is to put together a show that will blend old and new. To not allow the older generation to feel left out of the celebrations because they are in the USA and to help the younger generation re-connect with our rich history in all areas and not just music. I think with this show we achieved that.

Oliver teams up with actress Andrea DELCITA Wright to bring together an all-star cast for The Oliver Samuels Jamaica50 NY Festival. This is the first time this talented duo will be sharing the same stage.

The event will be held at Roberto Clemente State Park, located at 301 West Tremont Avenue, Bronx NY 10453, on August 4, 2012. Gates open at 11AM until 7PM. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Jamaican colors and of course to be in possession of your flags.
The venue reflects, musical and culture performers, VIP guest speakers, sport figures, and will recognize the contributions of Jamaicans in several areas over the last 50 years.

Some of the participants will include: Trench Town Ska era group-The WAILING SOULS and the MELODIANS, legendary crooner-DOBBY DOBSON, 3x Olympian-DEVON HARRIS, former USA professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Jamaican women’s basketball team SIMONE EDWARDS, recording Executive ANDREA ANMOUR, the GEORGE WESLEY Band, the winner of California’s Best Male Vocalist competition-FARAJI BRYAN, The performer with the most nominations (6) at the Annual Washington DC Reggae Music Awards-RUTH ANN-BROWN, HUMBLETON, singer LEIGHTON MILLER, HUMBLETON and many more.

Be prepared to hear great renditions of the national anthem, pledge and if you are a fan of Dennis Brown and Bob Marley you will certainly enjoy a special tribute and performance that will honor their legacy.

The program also includes a gospel performance by the male A Capella Gospel group, VOICE and opening remarks and prayer by Rev. Dr. Agorom Dike, Chair: Caribbean Faith Based Leadership Advisory Council.

With successful performances at The Consulate of Jamaica in New York, City Hall, Bronx Borough Hall, The world famous Braata Folk Singers will be showcasing Jamaican folk music and songs. The group utilizes music, dance and drama to deliver a combination of high-energy performances, folk ballads and traditional Jamaican folk songs. If you loved the performances of Ms. Lou then you are in for a special treat from Braata Folk Singers

Award recipients will include Olympian Merlene Ottey – presented with Lifetime Achievement Award and honored as Jamaica’s best athlete in 50 years, former Congresswoman and City Council member Una Clarke – recognized for her years of outstanding service to the Caribbean community (Award presented by Mt. Vernon City Council President Yuhanna Edwards), Oliver Samuels – recognized for his theater contributions, The Wailing Souls and 3x Olympian Devon Harris.

Come out with your family and enjoy, cultural workshops, speakers and performers from Jamaica, great foods, music, entertainment, craft vendors showcasing Jamaican merchandise, loodie and domino contests, traditional Jamaican foods and more, all while re-connecting with Jamaican culture and history.

This event is made possible by sponsors: LIME – formerly Cable & Wireless, PalmTree Marketplace located at – 3717 Boston Road, Bronx NY, EveryTing Jamaica, located at -400 East Gun Hill Road and Dennis Shipping (800) 416-4624.

TO BE A SPONSOR for this event or to purchase tickets call 914-384-9554, or visit the website@,www.Jamaica50Anniversary.com. Ticket holders who purchase 2 more tickets can also have them hand delivered. Call for more information

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SHAGGY LAUNCHES RECORD LABEL

New fusion reggae label Ranch Entertainment, Inc. launched worldwide in early 2011, and now the label invites colleagues, media and music fans to its official launch celebration onJune 4, 2012 at Santos Party House in New York City. The label boasts a roster of world-renowned artists including reggae superstar Shaggy, and long-time collaborators Rayvon and Red Fox, in addition to acclaimed producersand songwriters, and a state-of-the-art recording studio.

As the music industry continues to pose hurdles and challenges to the success of rising stars, the mission of Ranch Entertainment is to develop and facilitate innovative approaches for up and coming artists to excel in the current market.

The label launch will be hosted by HOT97 radio personality Jabba, and also commemorates the five-year anniversary of New York-based DJ-collectiveRice & Peas. Additionally, the launch festivities sets the scene for the shooting of Rayvon’s latest music video for his breakout track “Selecta,”featured on Ranch Entertainment’s Kingston 13 Riddim album.

Sponsors Bartenura Moscato and Golden Krust will be catering drinks and food for attending media. Radio sponsors include Irie Jam Radio and LinkUp Radio, both 93.5FM affiliates in New York City.

For more information on Ranch Entertainment, visit  RanchEnt.com or follow the mission at Twitter.com/RanchEnt and Facebook.com/RanchEnt.

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A whopping crowd of more than 40,000 Japanese fans descended upon the Yokohama Reggae SAI music festival in early September to celebrate Mighty Crown's anniversary in the business and the landmark 15th anniversary of the event.

Mighty Crown’s Yokohama Reggae SAI Festival Celebrates 15 years

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A whopping crowd of more than 40,000 Japanese fans descended upon the Yokohama Reggae SAI music festival in early September to celebrate Mighty Crown’s anniversary in the business and the landmark 15th anniversary of the event.

The vibes were incredible in Yokohama, Japan, as Japanese dancehall enthusiasts were indulged with a performance by Dancehall legend Barrington Levy.As “The Far East Rulers” have elevated Dancehall music and culture in Japan to unprecedented heights, Yokohama Reggae SAI is an ideal glimpse of how enormous Mighty Crown’s position is in the country. The event reached an all-time high when founding Mighty Crown members Masta Simon and Sami T took over the stage with a live and direct, 8-round sound clash. With their claim to fame as a worldwide clashing sound system, no stone was left unturned. The brothers battled, introducing a new theme in each round. They even unleashed video dubs in one round. While Sami played a video dub of Beenie Man that dissed Simon. It was a TOK dub that Simon entrusted to fire back at Sami. The response was great!
“This was another great year of Yokohama Reggae SAI.” said Masta Simon, co-founding member of Mighty Crown. “Each year, the event increases in popularity….drawing more and more fans to experience an international Reggae Dancehall experience. “The awareness of the event is also soaring in Jamaica,” added Mighty Crown’s manager Garfield “Chin” Bourne of Irish and Chin.

The 15th Yokahama Reggae SAI went out in spectacular style with a fireworks display that was out of this world. Mighty Crown was quite pleased with the show’s success. And what made the event extra special was the official Japan release of the Mighty Crown Dynasty High Nike sneaker. Focused on the future, Mighty Crown’s Dynasty High Tour is set to jump start in October. Always bridging the gap between Japanese and Jamaican culture through the power of Reggae music, for Mighty Crown — the sky is the limit.

The Yokohama Reggae Festival SAI has become Japan’s largest Reggae music concert. Over the years, what reads like a who’s who of the Reggae music industry have taken center stage at the epic event including Beenie Man, TOK, Wayne Wonder, Voicemail and many others.


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