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Konshens Brand Ambassador for Pepsi Jamaica

Konshens/Pepsi Bubbla shoot Pepsi Jamaica has made one of Jamaica Dancehall/Reggae's most potent artiste Konshens , it new Brand Ambassador.  According to a release Brand Manager Carla Hollingsworth said of the deal that  Konshens is the ideal choice and perfect fit for the brand, "Konshens is an extremely talented, ambitious, young entertainer.  He has shown his skill on the stage and in musical circles he has demonstrated professionalism and dedication some of the attributes that we like to see here at Pepsi. " Hollingsworth further added, "He will be a part of the re-launch of Pepsi Bubbla campaign, which we are ecstatic.  We will also have Konshens as the face of the Pepsi Music Platform for major events ." As Konshens  secure the endorsements, he also prepare to launch a second album which will be entitled Hotel Room .   Konshens  carved his own niche in Dancehall and became a popular artiste who is known for a string of hits that includes tracks s

Tessanne Chin's first outdoor performance in New York City since 'The Voice'

Tessanne The wait is over! Almost three months after winning the 5th installment of NBC's "The Voice' competition, Jamaican songbird Tessanne Chin will get her first opportunity to perform for her many fans in the tri-state area when she headlines the first annual Oracabessa Festival - 'A Celebration of Caribbean Culture' - at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Memorial Day, Monday May 26, 2014.  Beenieman, Konshens and Assassin will also be performing on the event. "We are just thrilled to have the opportunity to present Tessanne and her fans in her very first, full length performance in the tri-state area," said event organizer Bobby Clarke, CEO of Irie Jam radio. "Irie Jam radio has had a long relationship with Tessanne and her sister Tami.  We were strong supporters during her journey on "The Voice," encouraging radio listeners to vote each week.  She is an extremely talented singer and the sky is the limit in terms of what she ca

Asante Amen's upcoming UK visit and album 'Chapter'

Asante Amen is anticipating the release of his sophomore album 'Chapter' later this year, under the Boom One Records imprint.  The album consists of 9 tracks and features the likes of Lutan Fyah, Leaf of Life and the Kurfew Band.  The precise release date for the album has not yet been set, but even before that is finalized and made public, look out for at least two singles off the album soon to be released. The 'Chapter' represents some of the best work from Asante to date and in his view, best explains who he is as an artist and what his objectives are.  So remember to look out for 'Chapter' by Asante Amen in your favourite digital store or Reggae website. Asante Amen is also preparing for a visit to the UK for promotional purposes.  He is already scheduled to perform at the Hootananny, Brixton on April 6 and will be spending as much time as is necessary to network and promote his music.  Asante Amen says that this is a formula he plans to take to ot

Veteran Dancehall Artiste Frankie Paul stand against Dancehall discrimination

Frankie Paul Reggae artiste Frankie Paul has resurfaced defending ' Dancehall' the colourful offspring of the Jamaican Reggae music genre.  The singer voiced his opinion on the Run Things label soon to be released single entitled, " It's Not Dancehall'   and spoke to the  Jamaica Observer 17/3/14   about the music.   Frankie Paul defended Dancehall saying, " I don't know where they got the idea that Dancehall music promotes crime.   Dancehall has always been about life and fun ." These implications have come on the heels of the recent murder conviction of popular Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel. According to the article, Frankie Paul admitted in the interview with the Jamaica Observer that there are indeed songs that overstep moral and social boundaries, but believes censorship should be left to a regulatory body such as the Broadcasting Commission, not the police or courts . As the criticisms spiralled across various media understandably, an