Jump Promotions led by band leader Renee Radcliff launched their 2010 Crop Over presentation “Spirit of the Gap” Thursday night May 6. With six sections, each one follows a theme from the popular restaurants and Bars in St. Lawrence Gap.
Café Sol “Caliente”
McBrides “Luck of the Irish”
The Ship Inn “Ships Ahoy”
The Reggae Lounge “Irie”-
Pisces “Motion of th Ocean”
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RebelVibes Entertainment will be launching their 2010 presentation PARADISO ~ “The City of Angels”
on May 15th at the Court Yard, St. Lawrence Gap.
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Bajan pop/R&B singer Shontelle whose singles T Shirt, Stuck With Each Other and Battle Cry scaled various Billboard and UK Singles charts, is back with a new album.
Entitled No Gravity, it is slated for a June 2010 release and will feature collaborations with Sean Kingston and Mr Hudson. According to previously published reports, the sophomore set will comprise a dance/rock sound with R&B and disco influences. There is a remake of Nickleback’s How You Remind Me and a dancehall track titled Pon Fyah.
The first single, Impossible, was released stateside on April 10 and debuted at number 88 on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart. The second single Licky (Under the Covers) is to be released in June.
Shontelle’s debut album Shontelligence was released in 2008 and has to date sold more than 50,000
Reggae’s Queen Ifrika on Sunday night became the top winner at the the 29th annual International Reggae & World Music Awards (IRAWMA), held at York College in Jamaica, Queens.
Queens Ifrika won four awards including Recording Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Best Female D.J./Rapper and Most Educational Entertainer.
Roy `Gramps` Morgan, soca Star Machel Montano walked away with three awards each. Morgan won for Best Song, Best Crossover Song and Best New Entertainer while soca star, Machel Montano, who clinched won for three of his five nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, Most Outstanding Show Band and Best Calyso/Soca Entertainer.
Taurus Riley, Elephant Man, Julian Marley and Alison Hinds took home one each. Riley, who been nominated for six top awards only won in the Best Male Vocalist category while Marley took the win for Best CD. Elephant Man was named Best Male DJ/Rapper while Hinds won Best Female vocalist. Sean Paul won for Best Music Video while Barbee took home the Most Promising Entertainer award.
Beenie Man won for Most Outstanding Stage Personality while Freddie McGregor was named Most Consistent Entertainer.
The Best Backing Band award went to the New Kingston Band while Dean Fraser was named Best Instrumentalist. Shaggy & Friends were honored with a Community Service Award while Sumfest again won for Promoter of the Year.
Meanwhile, the Best Gospel Song award went to Omari while the Best Reggaeton award went to Pit Bull. Enrique Iglesias was named Best Latin Entertainer while the Best Compas Entertainer was Kryol La.
The Best African Entertainer was Samini while the Best Soukous Entertainer was Awilo Longomba. The Best Hip Hop/R&B Entertainer award went to Jamie Foxx while Mamadou Diabte won for Outstanding Contribution to World Music.
WINNERS OF THE 29TH INTERNATIONAL REGGAE & WORLD MUSIC AWARDS (IRAWMA)
Held at York College Performing Arts Center on May 02, 2010
1. Entertainer of the Year – Machel Montano
2. Recording Artist of the Year – Queen Ifrika
3. Best Male Vocalist – Tarrus Riley
4. Best Female Vocalist – Alison Hinds
5. Best Song –Wash Away the Tears”- Gramps Morgan
6. Best CD – “Awake”- Julian Marley
7. Best Crossover Song – “Theraphy” – Gramps Morgan
8. Best Gospel Song – “Help” Omari
9. Best Female D.J./Rapper – Queen Ifrica
10. Best Male D.J./Rapper – Elephant Man
11. Best New Entertainer – Gramps Morgan
12. Best Calyso/Soca Entertainer- Machel Montano
13. Best Reggaeton Ent. – Pit Bull
14. Best Latin Entertainer- Enrique iglesias
15. Best Compas Ent. – Kryol La
16. Best African Ent. – Samini
17. Best Soukous Ent.- Awilo Longomba
18. Best Hip Hop/R&B Ent.- Jamie Foxx
19. Outstanding Contribution to World Music – Mamadou Diabte
20. Most Outstanding Stage Personality – BeenieMan
21. Best Music Video– “So Fine”- Sean Paul
22. Best Poet- Mutabaruka
23. Most Educational Entertainer – Queen Ifrika
24. Most Outstanding Show Band– Machel Montano & HD
25. Most Consistent Ent. – Freddie McGregor
26. Most Promising Entertainer – Barbee
27. Most Improved Entertainer – Winsome Benjamin
28. Best Instrumentalist –Dean Fraser
29. Best Backing Band – New Kingston
30. Most Popular Selector/Sound – One Love Hi Powa
31. Concert of the Year –- Rebel Salute
32. Promoter of the Year – Sumfest
33. Producer of the Year – Donovan Bennett
34. Songwriter of the Year – Queen Ifrika
35. Award for Spiritual Service Through Music – Capleton
36. Community Service Award – Shaggy & Friends
37. Most Outstanding Dance Group- Dancerz Blvd
SPECIAL AWARDS BELOW:
38. Marcus Garvey Humanitarian Award- (2) A. *Wyclef Jean
– B. * Rev Al Sharpton
39. Int’l Reggae & World Music Hall of Fame/Lifetime Inductee-(4)
– A. *Tony Ryan
-B. *Jack Scarpio
-C. *Noel Williams (King Sporty)
– D. *Tony Green
40. Martin’s International/Inter-Culture Award of Honor- Given May 2, 2010 (2)
– A. *India.Arie
-B. * Matisyahu (note: A request was made for this Award to be shipped his management, separately from the others).
41. Special Producer’s “Respect” Award
– * Rennie Cogle
42. Awards of Appreciation for Contributions to the Music Industry-
– Trevor Forde
– Ron Muchette
– Donovan Longmore
– Ricot Dupuy
Here is a copy of the 2010 Crop Over calendar which is now circulating around facebook and a couple of blogs. It is not out officially from the NCF. As illustrated, a number of changes have been made and I am wondering to what extent does the Friday night soca limes compete with the private guys.
C&W Pork Lime?, Brewsters Road? Baje!??!
The 2010 Crop Over Calender has not been officially announced but we had a look at all the events listed and have posted them in our Crop Over portal.
Remember to read disclaimer at header before making travel arrangements.
A huge success for FAS Entertainment. On Sunday April 25th, the Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival climaxed with a massive crowd converging on the hill.
First, there were a few hundred people scattered across the hill, trying to get the best possible spot to lay out the picnic baskets and folding chairs, then by mid-afternoon the numbers steadily grew into thousands. By the time Taurus Riley closed out the show there could have easily been over 10,000 people in attendance. The show itself was a typically well executed FAS production, these guys leave no stone unturned, when it comes to shows of this magnitude.
They always seem to get the combo right…… you have the best of local upcoming reggae artistes to compliment the more seasoned and experienced guys. At the same time, introducing some of regional acts who will undoubtedly become huge stars.