Saturday, September 28, 2013

Demarco Breaks New Ground For Dancehall In Australia & Ethiopia

KINGSTON, JAMAICA | SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 Despite spending nominal time in Jamaica due to his hectic tour schedules, International Dancehall superstar Demarco continues to be one of the front-runners for the genre. The blonde-haired singer last week became the first Dancehall act to grace a major concert stage in Ethiopia.

Unfolding in the capital of Addis Ababa his performance witnessed a wide cross-section of patrons many of whom were noticeable getting their first introduction to his brand of music, nonetheless the sizable gathering showed their appreciation with bountiful adulations. The True Gift Entertainment (T.G.E) recording artiste hails the Ethiopian visit as another milestone in his career and a step in the right direction for Reggae and Dancehall music.

In a statement to the media Demarco says, “The tour was great! exhausting but fulfilling nonetheless. This was my fourth time in Africa but my first in Ethiopia and Australia.”

Alluding to the state of the Jamaican music industry he intimated that, “Aside from creating my own legacy I try to use the opportunities given to me to open more doors for our music across the world, whether that means taking time out for a fan, doing an interview or simply signing a CD, I’ll do whatever is necessary. This is important if our industry is to grow and compete on a global level with other genres.”

As part of the African assignment Demarco also visited Johannesburg, South Africa conducting a media blitz to bolster his presence on the continent. The trip marks his fourth visit to Africa.

The aforementioned forms part of his ‘I Love My Life’ tour which also encompassed a stint in the French Pacific Southwest colony of New Caledonia along with a five city tour of Australia with stops in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane. [WATCH AUSTRALIAN TOUR HIGHLIGHTS]

Now back on local soil Demarco is preparing to release a triad of videos and continues to maintain a strong presence on the charts globally. His single ‘Apartment’ is currently No.1 on CVM-TV’s Hit-List; No.5 on the Choice FM U.K Reggae Charts, while his latest entry Lazy Body has jumped nine spots to No.11 on Nikki-Z Hot 20 Chart. ‘Continue Whine’ held the No.1 spot for two consecutive weeks on the Hype-TV Chart and is presently poised at No.5 on the Canadian Radio Dubplate Chart.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Shaggy's Miley Cyrus Photo Opt

Well I'll be....dayum! Shaggy can do no wrong, he's loved by Reggae/Dancehall fans at home and abroad.  Shaggy is not only known to deliver the goods musically, he also puts it down for the ladies in his performances, intensely gyrating his waistline in a signature dance move we are gonna call the 'Shaggy Grind." But when this photo of Shaggy emerged
From a performance at his Out of Many One Music album launch held in Brooklyn, New York recently we were left wondering if the Reggae/Dancehall darling has given up his infamous 'Shaggy Grind' for the new Miley Cyrus controversial rdfgtggfvcdsxd? Lol

By: Sophia McKay

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tessanne Chin's Impressive Performance NBC 'The Voice' Blind Auditions

Tessane on 'The Voice'
Another proud moment for Jamaicans emerged September 24, 2013 when Ranch Entertainment Recording artiste Tessanne Chin, spins four coaches in their chairs during her NBC 'The Voice' Auditions and  left many Jamaicans at home and abroad and their Caribbean neighbours breathless.  

The entire audience of the NBC 'The Voice' Auditions including celebrity coaches Ceelo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton were appreciative of  her performance, the anticipation of which lead to twitter trend long before Tessanne took the stage.  Popular Soca artiste Alison Hinds tweeted:-

Who's out there watching with me? Love this show so much! I hope our girl gets chosen!

While @BunjiGarlin responded to a tweet confirming that he was also rooting for his fellow Caribbean artiste

Boom!! RT : ok. I'm in it. Let's go windians. Teamtesanne. Our time.

Meanwhile almost every artiste in the Jamaica music industry was rooting for her, Mavado tweeted:-

Wuleapa love to Caribbean Girls Run Dis

As Tessanne belted out her rendition of Pink's hit song 'Try,' coaches were spinning their chairs within five seconds of her performance. Christina Aguilera was first to hit her power button as the audience went wild, then like clock work, one by one, her fellow coaches follow suit sending the audience further into a frenzy. The voice of the Jamaican was sounding melodious, timely and well projected.
Tessanne Chin
With all four coaches hitting their power buttons and facing Tessanne so early in her performance is a positive sign as the 'Blind Auditions' is arranged for coaches to sit with their backs turned away from the performer.  The coaches decisions are based solely on the performer's voice. 

But it was not Tessanne's performance alone that stood out, her humbleness, honesty and patriotism stood abound.  When asked, like all the other contestants where she's from, Tessanne proudly answered, "Kingston Jamaica" which immediately started trending on twitter.  Coach Levine told her that she "could easily win the competition"  while Coach Shelton Blake was quick to point out that it was not easy but,  "you're far ahead of the game."  Coach Blake asked Tessanne if she was "singing for a long time" and she answered "Yes sir, that's my bread and butta (butter) back home" sounding off her Jamaican accent which fascinated them.

Tessanne and Shaggy
Overall it had been a good night for Tessanne Chin, her performance was impressive and in a show of appreciation for the support she tweeted:- 

Just wanna say a huge thank you for all the love and support I am truly overwhelmed !!!! Words fail me all I am say is THANK YOU 😁😘😊!!!!

If you missed that performance you don't want to miss the other so visit NCB 'The Voice' website for updates and information on the next show and vote for Tessanne Chin to win this competition.