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UZMAN is a Canadian-Jamaican Reggae Fusion style Rap Artist born and residing in Toronto, Canada. He is first generation Canadian of immigrating parents from Jamaica. His mother is from Bois Content, St Catherines and father from Trelawny. UZMAN is most recognized for his single “Wine and Grind”, UZMAN and has an original flow that is described as combing several genres into a unique catchy sound with noticeable Caribbean background. The industry knows this sub-genre as Reggae Fusion.
UZMAN realized the reggae rap style existed in Toronto by witnessing international successes from local pioneer reggae rap style artists in the late 80's. In the early 90's, UZMAN's rap group, Project Underground was sometimes called the reggae rappers and was most known for their single "Funky Bogle". They performed on a national television Dance Show, "Electric Circus" and were on medium rotation at few college level radio stations. He has been song writing for many years and delivers strong punch line and fun type lyrics and is known for his energetic stage performances. He had recently collaborated with Tay Dizm, of T–Pain’s Nappy Boy Records, international reggae singer, Jah Mason and acquired the Reggae Meets Hip Hop DJ and world known remix king "DJ Power" to work on a collabo style remix of "Wine and Grind" with legendary reggae artist Junior Reid.
To his credit, UZMAN has been featured in Hip-Hop Weekly and Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes Magazine, and peaked at #8 on the Top 40 Indie chart on the award winning Starfleet Record Pool. UZMAN has recently been getting positive feedbacks from audiences in Toronto, Miami, Atlanta and Trinidad & Tobago. He is focused on collaborating with more reggae artists and releasing more fun, club type and party style music catering to the world market. Where ever Reggae Fusion is recognised, including his home town of Toronto Canada, UZMAN plans to be there.
|Posted by urbanmelodyfm on March 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
“I believe I was born to sing the Most Highs’ praises and inspire people through sound”. In a nutshell this sentence describes the kind of artist Asante Amen – born Gavin Walters – is.
As a singer/songwriter he has penned many songs and has added harmonies to numerous others during his time in the music business. As a performer he has graced the stages of some of the more prestigious events in reggae music such as; Rebel Salute (JA), Irie Jamboree (USA), St. Mary Mi Come From (JA) and The Woodstock Reggae Festival (USA) among others. He has performed in the United States of America, the Bahamas, Grenada and all across Jamaica; however this is just the beginning for Asante as he looks forward to his music carrying him to places and venues across the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Asante Amen has had the privilege of collaborating on tracks with artists such as Lutan Fyah and Jah Thundah as well as a host of other local and international reggae artists. He has also performed alongside Reggae greats such as Luciano, Tony Rebel, L,U.S.T, Ken Boothe, Queen Ifrica and Beenie Man to name a few. For Asante, music speaks to him in a very special way and so far, by all accounts, his singles releases to date have been well received by reggae fans across the world.
In 2011 Asante was in full swing as he enjoyed major rotation across the USA, the Netherlands, mainland Europe and many Isles across the Caribbean for the first half of the year with singles, WIPE YOUR TEARS (Nite Lite Prodns) and BEATING (High Priest Recs). He also enjoyed a one month stay on the KDVS 90.3 FM Reggae/African Top 25 album chart in California, USA at the beginning of the year for the EP release of his debut underground album OVER THE YEARS: The Underground Project.
The upswing for his music and support from close persons around him inspired the self-release of the full album of the same title as the EP in July of 2011. A digital release, the album has and continues to receive rave reviews from various sources across the world and Asante Amen is more confident now than ever to push his music to the next level.
While Asante still enjoys his album success, his new single for Macro Beats Records out of Italy, PRAISES, has been receiving a lot of love across Europe and Kenya, Africa. For this he is extremely grateful.
More recently, Asante Amen’s record label (High Priest Records) inked a deal with the fast growing and innovative distribution company YoDeMi, out of Switzerland. Both entities will be kicking off their relationship by distributing the repackaged version of Asante’s successful debut album, which has been aptly titled, ‘Over The Years – The Europe Edition’. It features new tracks, previously unreleased and will certainly whet the appetites of true Reggae and music lovers all over the world looking for good Reggae music.
Promoters and Producers wanting to work with Asante Amen may contact Street Kid Productions at (876) 876-6907 or Maria Jackson Entertainment at [email protected] or (876) 313-6319
|Posted by urbanmelodyfm on July 7, 2012 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
Self motivated, unrelenting, quick learner and passionate being who moves to the sound of her own beat is Kerri Ann Lewis. One has to experience for themselves the energies in motion (emotion) coming from this sensational lady when she sings. This simple, laid back and fun loving individual has been singer for over ten years. Harmonizing and doing back for some of Jamaica’s popular artiste such as:
Just to list a few. This saw her gracing some of the most sought after stages in the world and visiting countries on the South American, European and North American continents, as well as local events as Sum Fest, Sting and The Jazz and Blues Festival.
Corporate Jamaica has also embraced this remarkable vocalist with open arms, having used her voice numerous commercials both for radio and television as reflected below:
. Digicel Jamaica, “The more we are together”: - 2008
. ATL Motors 40th Anniversary: Jamaica – 2008
. Purity Bakery, “Puritize me”: Jamaica – 2008
. Pizza Pazza: Jamaica – 2008
. Poly flex Foams Limited: Jamaica – 2007
. Maggi Foods, Nestle Limited: Jamaica – 2007
. Child Development Agency: Jamaica – 2007
. RBTT Bank “Scratch for Cash” Promotion: Jamaica, 2007
. Coffee mate: Jamaica, 2006
. Digicel Jamaica “The more we are together” 2008
. RBTT Bank “Scratch for Cash” promotion 2007
Some of her achievements to date are as follows:
Gold and Triple Silver Medalist and Semifinalist (2008)
World Championships of Performing Arts:
Double Gold Medalist and Champion of the World (2007)
World Championships of Performing Arts:
Victoria Mutual Building Society Performing Arts Competition, 2006 – Winner
Gold and Silver medalist (2001)
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Performing Arts
In addition silhouettes of her vocal talent can be found on Jimmy Cliff’s album _________, Bryan Art’s first studio album 20Ten, Bob Sinclair’s album (Made In Jamaica by Sly and Robbie). Dejavu Lifestyle Production, compilation album (High Horse) with such artist such as Faton Mojah, Nature, and Bryan Art.
Kerri Ann Lewis is not only a talented and exceptional singer but also a remarkable song writer, who has now decide to step from out of the shadows as back up artiste and step into the spotlight as a solo artiste and shine as the light that she is.
|Posted by urbanmelodyfm on July 7, 2012 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
Take Shaggy, Sean Paul and Rupee, Dancehall, Soca, Pop, Hip Hop and Reggae, mix them together to get an idea of Hodari’s musical style. A blend of the Caribbean sounds but always with Jamaican flavor, unapologetically and unashamedly poppy and clubby, is how Hodari makes his music. The songwriter turned producer and artiste said the same way a chef prepares a great tasting dish is the same way I t...ry to make my music, I try to put all the right ingredients in and experiment. Even though I’m The Jamaican Soca Artiste, I don't only do soca music. To put it simply, I just make music.
Hodari spent his early years between the often volatile areas of Waterhouse and Franklin Town in Kingston, Jamaica until the age of 5 when his parents decided they wanted to raise their then 3 boys in a better environment and moved the family to Portmore, St. Catherine. Hodari admitted that in his teen years he loved listening to music, like most people, but had no inkling that he would be making music professionally, but it was always there somewhere. "I used to fool around the keyboard a bit and usually had one somewhere in the house but never learned to play…. still cant,” he laughs.
Reggae and Dancehall music was not played in his house when growing up but he got into Dancehall in his final year of high school around the time that mega-hit dancehall producer Dave Kelly was ruling the airwaves. I really started liking Dancehall when I 1st heard Buju Banton's "Browning" at a high school fete.
In his quest for knowledge about the music industry Hodari has met and had the privilege of meeting and gaining information, insight and even being in the studio watching some of Jamaica's best producers. Special mention to Jeremy Harding (manager of Multi-platinum selling Jamaican Artiste Sean Paul) who gave me my first bit of recording software and beat-making program, and Nigel Staff (multi-platinum selling songwriter - Shaggy's Hot Shot Album, Sean Paul's Give It Up To Me, to name a few) who encouraged and helped me to hone my craft as a songwriter and producer (still working on that).
As a songwriter Hodari has co-written for other Jamaican artistes and the released songs are:
- What's Up Papi by TIA & Danny English on the Sexy Lady Explosion Compilation
- Wish You Were Here by Voicemail on their Japan released album Let's Go
- Come Home Soon by Mr. Easy on the Golden Bathtub Compilation
- Let It Be by Nesbeth also on the Golden Bathtub Compilation
Also Cant Breathe by Denyque which has received favorable airplay in his country of birth Jamaica and the Caribbean
Hodari's 1st official release, "Get Outa Control" is a tribute to 1st, his wife and to all the hot, independent women. It's their moment to shine and for the moment forget about everything else, strut their stuff, show off a little, shake their moneymakers, model & take the runway. He wrote, produced, recorded and performed it for his record label, FuGen and has been slowly gaining momentum. Hodari said, "I'm having fun being me, making music, meeting & making new fans, and enjoying myself on my musical journey. I’m looking forward to making my mark on the musical stage and playing my part in making music from Jamaica and the Caribbean more recognized globally. Heading To The Top!
|Posted by urbanmelodyfm on April 19, 2012 at 12:35 AM||comments (1)|
Stacie L. Bolden known in the music world as Entycee (N-Tice) is a singer/songwriter with style whose vocals match leading ladies in the industry both past and present and wows many of her fans with her sultry seductive voice on a daily basis. Dubbed by her fans as “silky” born and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania she grew up listening to singers like the late great Phyllis Hyman, Teena Marie and Vesta Williams in addition to those artist whom are still gracing us with their presents today such as Chaka Kahn and Miki Howard, the list goes on. At the tender age of seven Entycee developed her love for both singing and writing lyrics. Starting out as a singer and member of Pittsburgh’s Morningside Church Of God and Christ youth, mass and state gospel choir she studied and quickly mastered the art of harmonizing with precision and uses that skill to the fullest today. With intoxicating lyrics and sultry vocals she brings to the table a touch of class with her sizzling old school RnB style fused with a new school musical vibe. She shows her listeners versatility by both arranging and performing lead and tight harmony "old school style" background vocals. She recalls many fans telling her that her sound is what the industry is missing today "I love the old school sound and vibe and I work to portray that strength in my lyrics and music when it comes to laying my vocals. I focus on finding the right pitch and melody then build my harmony from there". When ask whom she sounds like, she will humbly state, I sound like me! I am however musically influenced by beautiful soulful singers today such as Chrisette Michelle, Chante' Moore, Ledisi, Jill Scott, Marshia Ambrosia and Vivian Green just to name a few and groups from the 80’s and 90’s such as The SOS band, Rose Royce, Shalamar, and Atlantic star. “I don't believe in trying to pattern myself after anyone vocally because all voices are unique and mine has it's own mark to leave and story to tell”. Entycee has made her mark in the industry by performing for a list of artist such as Aaron Hall, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Carl Payne, Jada Kiss and Samson and Deliliah in addition to winning local contests in her home town of Pittsburgh Two of which were 1st place for female and Hip Hop/R&B vocalist back to back in the annual WAMO FM Radio talent showcase in 2002 and 2003. In 2004 she appeared as a guest on the June King show (which aired locally on PCTV 21) after June’s producer heard her sing and watched her performance he offered her the chance to host her own locally syndicated television show she called “Introducing Masters In The Making” which focused on all talents positive, this was her way of giving back to the community that gave so much to her growing up. Her first installment featured Michael Fraizer former music production manager for the most powerful African American film and stage producer of all times Mr. Tyler Perry. After the first wrap in 2003 she decided to do something no one in her home town has ever done, She captured the Miss Black Teenage Pageant (a annual mothers day tradition where she herself was a semifinalist at the age of 17) on film to pay homage to the pageants coordinator of 25 years Jean Bryant whom she featured along with the pageants 1st ever queen and winners. In 20004 she showed her true colors for her football team the six time superbowl champions Pittsburgh Steelers when she co wrote and performed her first anthem with former Rap artist Concrete entitled Black & Gold which can still be heard at any football party across the country, then again in 2011 with her former producer Chazz Brooks where she wrote and performed he second anthem entitled Hot and Heavy Steeler Anthem which gained her instant success. Entycee continues to personify perfection through her music and manages to catch the attention of major record labels and radio shows alike appearing a total of three times on the GeeQuePalace blog talk radio show after the host stopped eating his dinner upon hearing her sizzling old school voice. I recall him telling me when he first ask me to be a guest that the reason why was because he literally stopped eating and told his staff “I don’t care what you all have to do, find her I want her on my show” I was and am still humbled by his response. Entycee is currently in the studio completing her first cd with producer Angelicvoices from Harlem New York City. This freshman album appropriately entitled “Secrets” will have a special spin to it with her doing most of her own writing and arranging on each track. She has in her arsenal a mixture of Neo-soul, Spoken word, Hip Hop RnB, and Groove dance. “My goal is to give my fans a taste of that which I grew up on sassy, soulful laid back feel good music that never gets old”.
|Posted by urbanmelodyfm on December 21, 2011 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
BORN CHESTON GROSSETT, IN THE SMALL TOWN OF PORT ANTONIO, JAMAICA, THIS GEMINI HAS HIS SIGHT ON BECOMING A MUSIC LEGEND. KNOWN FOR HIS HARD HITTING RHYMES, MELODIES AND LIVE PREFORMANCE, CEE GEE IS AN ACT ANY AND EVERY DANCEHALL LOVER WOULD WANT TO HEAR AND SEE ON STAGE PREFORMING. HE IS WELL RESPECTED AMONG HIS PEERS FOR HIS HUMILITY AND CONSCIOUSNESS TOWARDS LIFE'S REALITIES, AND MOREOVER, VERY PROFESSIONAL WHEN IT COMES TO WORK (MUSIC).
BEING an A GRADE ENGLISH AND LITERATURE STUDENT, CEE GEE (dubbed The Martian) LYRICAL COMPOSITIONS HAVE MARVELLED MANY AND HAVE THUS ON REQUEST, PARTICIPATED IN WRITING SESSIONS FOR SEVERAL PROMINENT DANCEHALL ARTISTES. AND HIS UNIQUE MELODIES, LYRICAL DELIVERY AND BEING ABLE TO SING CONSISTENTLY ON KEY AND HARMONY HAS MADE HIM A SOUGHT AFTER ARTISTE BY MANY PRODUCERS LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. THIS HAS EARNED HIM COLLABORATIONS WITH THE KING OF DANCEHALL BEENIE MAN, PRINCE OF REGGAE DENNIS BROWN, DUB POET MUTABARUKA, RISING STAR WINNER K'VON etc. FOR VARIOUS PRODUCERS.
SURROUNDED BY A CLUSTER OF SUPPORTING BUSINESSES, SINCE 2005, CEE GEE's CAREER JOURNEY AND MANAGEMENT IS STREAMLINED BY RUDELIKEDAT ENTERTAINMENT WITH CLEARLY DEFINED ASCENDING OBJECTIVES. OF RECENT, WORKING CLOSELY WITH MD ENTERTAINMENT HAS LEAD TO CEE GEE PERFORMING IN COUNTRIES SUCH AS CANADA, AFRICA (ZIMBABWE), THE BAHAMAS, AND BARBADOS.
MONOTONY IS NOT CEE GEE's FRIEND. HE PASSIONATELY BELIEVES THAT EVERY RHYTHM HAS ITS OWN IDENTITY AND HENCE DESERVES LIKEWISE LYRICAL COMPOSITION. PRODUCERS AND ENGINEERS ARE "MARTIANS" IN CEE GEE"s EYES AND FEELS STRONGLY THAT THEIR TIME AND EFFORT IN MAKING MUSIC SHOULD'NT BE UNDERVALUED IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR STATUS. NOTWITHSTANDING, HE IS STEADFAST ON WORKING ONLY WITH PERSONS/COMPANIES WHO TAKE THE MUSIC BUSINESS SERIOUSLY.
"IF YOU DON'T SEE ME TOMORROW, 'MARS MI GONE', BECAUSE THAT'S 'WHERE I LIVE' AND I AM A 'GYAL CRIMINAL' ON THE RUN. DREAMS CAN BE REALISED THROUGH A 'MONEY SONG' BUT IT CAN BE LOST WITH 'NO MARKINGS'. ALTHOUGH I AM THE 'GREATEST UNKNOWN', EACH 'RECORDING SESSION' IS WHAT KEEPS ME 'STAYIN' ALIVE', BUT IF YOU SEE ME 'CRYIN' TEARS' IT'S FOR THE LESSER FORTUNATE BECAUSE 'A SMADDIE DEM'. -
Cheston "CEE GEE" Grosette, The Martian.
|Posted by urbanmelodyfm on December 18, 2011 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
There are two young boys who were born in the community of Hermitage, Kingston 7 in the year 1983 and 1984 with a dream of impacting the world through their music. Our dream were made a reality when we formed a company called Wowskimusic and also a duo which goes by the acronym Wonderful, Outstanding, Working, Strong, Kind, Individuals. The duo is comprised of Ricardo Pine McCalpin and Garth Fras Whyte. Ricardo Eric McCalpin; was born on February 11, 1983; in Kingston, Jamaica. He first went to Old Providence Basic School and then on to Hope Valley Experimental School. He then went on to Mona High School; where he had done 5 years of studies. Garth Andrew Whyte was born on Jan, 12, 1984. He went to Hermitage basic school 1987 to 1990 then graduated on to Mona Heights Primary School where he was a good student. He loved English, Music & Drama so he took part in activities in & around the school and always have that passion for music because his dad lived his life writing songs.
They believe in community and national development, and also have an interest in the resocialisation process of youths locally and worldwide. Thus, (Ricardo) went on and completed 18 months of voluntary work in the National Youth Service. His mentor, Mr. Trevor Morgan had a keen interest in his potential as a youth from a humble beginning and gave him the motivation to develop himself educationally and professionally. Therefore he studied at G.C Foster College in 2003; where he spent 4 productive years developing his potential to impact society. Thus, he was able to acquire a diploma in education and a Bachelor of Physical Education. It was at G.C Foster his writing career began to develop; hence he has received a great accomplishment of writing the college pledge.
While studying at college, he engaged in a number of activities such as writing songs for his album, playing competitive football and involving in social work in his community. He wrote and performs a number of songs that gained rotation on radio in Jamaica and New York. He played for Elletson Flats Football Club; where he was the most valuable player and leading goal scorer in the KSAFA Syd Bartlett League. He also represented G.C Foster College in the Intercollegiate Competition; where we won 4 consecutive years. He is interested in seeing others reach their paradigm of their horizon and thus, he have done some work to ensure youth development in his community. He believes that regardless of how talented or gifted you are; the best thing you will be recognized for is your humanitarian work. Hence, he is the president of the Hermitage Emancipation Youth Club and Chairman of the Emancipation Day Committee; responsible for a youth consciousness seminar on emancipation day in our community of August Town.
Reflecting on their lives growing up things were not easy for any of them because they grew in an area which was torn by crime and violence, however due to strong parenting and self will both managed to remain steadfast on a positive path in life. Fras and his brother Marlon always make up rhymes by remaking other people song’s their own little way and 3 of his sister’s left the nest one for school the others lived elsewhere by then he learnt a lot from them. He Spent six years at Mona Primary and sat his exam and passed for Mona High School. So he had to work harder to make his family comfortable. he found himself loving barbering and still pursuing a music career, thus after school he would spend time with his friend Andre Lewis a.k.a acid writing a lot of hip hop songs from a duo called AG’s acronym Andre & Garth we also formed a crew called playas because they were all about the girls, so they save some money & went straight to the studio recorded 3 song’s. So by ninth grade things got a little more serious at school because if you weren’t doing well in your classes they would kick you out of school, so he got down to business worked harder in order to be promoted to tenth grade. However he was still hanging with his friends by that time it was like sixteen of them, some were doing good while the others was busy doing their own thing. The principal wasn’t up for that so they expel 12 of them from the school. He was blessed not to be a part of that group. At this point Garth was busy playing hockey for the school & a club. He was performing better than those who got kicked and got called to join the national hockey team. He trained for 2 months & stop because I dropped out of school, but he still kept his head up got himself a skill in barbering. He has learnt a lot at Mona High School; as he is also a carpenter but he just don’t like dirty work. His love for the music grew more each day as they were surrounded with musical people Ag’s caught the attention of a producer from shocking vibes’ production known as Holla; he loved their lyrics and melodies but he wanted them to change from rapping to reggae so they had to do some searching. They wanted someone who could add that reggae touch to the group. Acid was at a talent show where he saw Ricardo a.k.a pine ripping up the stage as a dj he had just what we were looking for Pine came from the same community & went to the same school as them. Pine listened to them rapping before, so he knew they had it locked so they got together and the first day they wrote five songs & form a group called third element they lasted about a year then acid migrated to the states. They were determined to carry on regardless of the obstacles faced on their journey to stardom. They believe that hard work and dedication can help anyone to overcome their challenges in life. Thus, they are poised with the correct work ethics to overcome all their obstacles in the entertainment business. They are the ceo’s of their company which markets three products, they manages themselves and their company; thus they do the production, administration and marketing of their products, designs their clothing brand, own and operates their barbershop, write and executive produce their songs and also write books and help to work with a number of young boys in their community.
Ricardo McCalpin and Garth Whyte started Wowskimusic which comprised a record label, barber salon and clothing brand; it was officially registered in 2008. The company is an industry which is garnering international and local recognition from the different media houses and grass roots people. Since the inception of the company, they have been able to establish a number of annual entertainment events, completed an album, written a book, established wowski designz fashion line and have commenced a social programme with over 25 boys.
Wowski Designz - This is the clothing brand which has been labeled the hottest fashion in the streets of Jamaica. Their products range from merinas, shorts, jeans, t-shirts and dresses; with over thousand designs. Our brand is worn by celebrities in the entertainment business, media personalities, professionals and regular people. To view more designs visit this link: http://wowski.imageloop.com
Annual Events – Evolution have been staged for two consecutive years at the Hellshire Beach in Portmore, St.Catherine. The clothing line will be model at our next event and also on Spectrum 2009. It has been showcased at a number of events at U.W.I campus. However, Evolution showcased a number of Jamaica’s top performers namely Sizzla, Alborosie, Konshens, Mr.Peppa, Andrew & Wada Blood and fast rising Influence and Wowski.
Another of our annual event is called; “Beijing” this event is a blend between sports and entertainment; it is held to commemorate the achievement of our athletes at the Olympic in Beijing, China.
Album - The album is entitled, “The Message” it contains 16 tracks which are getting highlighted in the different media houses across the world. A video is done for a single on the album entitled “Solution” featuring influential. Wowski Designz was worn in this video which is being aired on Tempo Network, Hype TV and RE TV. This station covers over 25 Caribbean islands and is now in the U.S.A. it is also broadcasted on HYPE TV; which covers Jamaica, the Caribbean, Europe, Parts of Asia and North America. The songs is also heard on local radio, Mega 99.5 in France, Radio Wave International in Italy, WUSB in New York, KWUF Radio in Colarado in USA, Roots Reggae in Africa, Mix 96 in Barbados, St.Lucia, Antigua, Holland, Germany and Belgium and also in North America. They have also being featured on a number of sites in Europe, Jamaica and North America and were also featured in a Magazine in France (May edition)
They have also done a number of interviews on CVM TV, HYPE TV, Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation in Barbados, Roots FM, News Talk 93 FM and WUSB Radio in New York. They are currently shooting two new videos for singles from the album entitled, “Weh Mi Come From” and “My Life”, Wowski Designz is also featured in them. The album will be ready for stores in August, 2009. Weh mi come from is another song that is garnering airplay locally and abroad.
The Book – is entitled, “Overcoming Life’s Challenges” it is published in Canada and will be ready for the stores in July, 2009. To view the book: http://books.trafford.com/09-0556.
They are seeking to do interviews on Hype TV, the Oprah Winnfrey Show, Tyra Show, 106 and Park on BET, Rise and Shine on Tempo, Morning Barbados on Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation TV and all local networks. It will be highlighted on the radio network around the world. Still pictures with them in Wowski Designz are featured in the book. Then Ricardo designed a motivational theory called the Wowski Literary Chain to Success, he basically used literary things in the environment to encourage human beings to adapt certain of their qualities in order to develop themselves personally. They are planning to some motivational display using the theory in school across the island. The book will be featured on a number of networking site around the world and also on Trafford Publishing Site.
The Documentary – They are in the process of doing a documentary which will be distributed to the network who offers them the best deal. The documentary focuses on the rise of Wowskimusic, their achievements thus far and future developments. However’ it will highlight the history of the August Town community and its influential persons that elevated themselves from desolate situations. It ranges from Alexander Bedward, Sizzla, Etana, Professor Barry Chevannes, Dr. Peter Phillips, Nicole Grant, Simone Edwards and Simone Forbes.
The Social Programme – They have designed a programme which caters for over 25 boys between the ages of 8 and 16; living in the region of Hermitage. They have noticed that boys are at higher risk of falling prey to the ill effects of our society. Thus, Nicole Grant currently business owner and captain of the national female Hockey team along with us establish a programme which will help in the resocialisaton process of youths, enhance social and technical skills, provides a meaningful channel in which they can release pent up energies and gain exposure which will help them to make better decisions in life. The programme will include excursions or field trips, educational, spiritual, physical, psychological and recreational activities. It is called WYDM:
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|Brian Williams was born March 4th 1980 in Spur Tree district in the Parish of Manchester. He is the 4th child for his parents Sesciel Hayden and Ralph Williams. He grew up with his brothers and sister and soon started to sing at church where his musical interest was inspired. After gaining his early childhood education at Fairfield All Age, he moved to Bellefield Comprehensive high School where he started to write songs. Very soon he was performing at his schools Bar-B-Q and at other events in his community using the stage name “Willy” a name taken from his last name Williams. After he left high school in 1997 he wrote more songs and was still performing. In 1999 he attended the Newport Training Centre (Heart) for one year where he achieved a certificate in Welding and Fabrication. In early 2000 he did his first professional recording at Cell Block recording studio in Kingston. This was a dancehall song entitled “I can get her”. After changing to write conscious lyrics his stage name changed to “Stikki” a name given to him by his friends at Heart because of his stick looking body structure. Being encouraged by his community members, he wrote more and more positive songs and did more stage shows thus fuelling his interest in his new found love “positive” music. He started to do dub plates for sound systems, which helped him to spread his message in and around the parish of Manchester, which gave him more popularity. Clean lyrics is what he writes and performs now. Holding unto the strength of “JAH” and his Rastafarian faith. Still doing this he hopes to break into the main stream of music. These are the words Stikki lives by: - “At the end of the day, Pure and clean is the only way You will enter”.|
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"Rock meets World" says Rapper / Rhyme writer Urvah Khan, when asked her about her sound. Seems natural for a Pakistani Canadian, having been exposed to Eastern and Western culture during her formative years.
Khan's family's journey landed her in Surrey B.C. then Toronto, (via Abu Dhabi.). "My mother was a journalist back in Pakistan, and I drew my love for words mostly from her... the transition to Rap and Hip Hop was easy, Rock however, took a real leap of faith!"
Running away from home as a Toronto teen didn't hurt her lyric work either. Eventually even leading her to convert from Islam to Christianity, something not to be taken lightly. "She had quite a trove of experiences from which to draw upon...” says Producer / Guitarist Ruben Huizenga.”A real aggressive edge that lends itself easily to Rock." Khan met her band consisting of Huizenga and Kenneth Griffin (the Central Nervous System) in 2009 at Huizenga's Toronto studio, where she was searching for her sound working with various electronic music producers.
Lightning struck when on a lark, Huizenga agreed to work on one track with her... (Later to be called "Nu Luv Sequence.")This was the dawn of a new direction for Khan, live instruments, Western & Eastern flavours and boundless energy. "I love the energy." says Khan. "I'm crazy... and now, so is my music!"
"Obviously it was the live drums." says Griffin."Clearly it was the guitar...” says Huizenga. Whatever it was, Urvah Khan's aggressive reflections have struck a chord. "I don’t know, I guess I'm just a crazy little scrappy brown girl with lots to say..."
We're listening Urvah!
"Universal Rhythm Venture" (Released 2011) is the debut EP from Rapper/ Vocalist Urvah Khan. Produced by Toronto Rock team "the Central Nervous System," Khan smashes down East/ West barriers with aggressive honest lyrics, heavy drums, guitars, and an Eastern fusion of sounds that belie her Pakistani Canadian upbringing. The faint of heart beware, the arrival of this "scrappy brown girl" will leave no stone unturned!
"The Wrath of Urvah Khan" (Releasing 2012) is the first full length album from Rapper/ Vocalist Urvah Khan. Carrying on from her debut EP "Universal Rhythm Venture," Khan digs deep into what makes her defiant heart tick. She leaves listeners pumping fists one minute, singing along the next, defying classification, and demonstrating a depth of perspective beyond her years. Producers "the Central Nervous System" once again arm Khan with sounds both Eastern and Western, powerful and subtle, angry and vulnerable. With "Wrath," Urvah Khan has undoubtedly arrived!
As a Pakistani Canadian emerging from the Toronto suburb known as Malvern, Urvah Khan's musical choices were an exercise in faith. Thankfully for her (and us!) fortune has favoured the bold. Opening for artists such as Danny Fernandez, Saukrates, Gyptian and Choclair, Khan soon garnished attention locally; (OMNI Channel Toronto, Rogers TV, CKLN 88.1FM & Z103.5FM) as well as overseas; (BBC Asian Network-Bobby Friction.) Khan's energy has now translated into “RUCKUS” a 2012 European tour that will see her in Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. If faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains, then watch out for Urvah Khan!
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