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Shurwayne Winchester & Maxi Priest Link-Up For Crop Over

July 10, 2008

Barbados’ Crop Over celebrations will this year be the scene of a highly anticipated and much talked about collaboration between two of the Caribbean region’s most distinctive voices.

The track carded to be released tomorrow, Thursday, July 10th, will see soca and reggae meeting in fine style in the prelude to Crop Over as Trinidad and Tobago’s mega-phenomenon, Shurwayne Winchester joins forces with one of Jamaica’s most deservedly celebrated reggae acts, Maxi Priest in a track that’s guaranteed to be a hit across the region and at international carnivals this year and way into 2009.

“Make It Yours,” has been 6 weeks in the making and has transcended borders in that, it has been recorded in three countries, those being Trinidad and Tobago, England and finally, completed on the shores of Barbados, where it will first be exposed to the masses. The sentimentality of its release in Barbados is a significant one as, truth be told, the song was in fact birthed on that island, when both artistes separately heard the track which was produced by De Red Boyz of Barbados. Maxi Priest was the first to hear the track when he visited the island for an event in May and he immediately called on the production team to assist in getting him a collaboration with a good soca artiste for the song. Shurwayne visited next and loved the track as well… making the rest of the story, history.

Word in Barbados from De Red Boyz camp is that both artistes are incredibly satisfied with the track and such the same is the case with the producers from the respective locations where the track was touched, those being, Mark Abouhamad of Trendsetter Productions in T&T, Livingstone Brown at the Boogie Lab in England and Mikey Hulsmeier and Scott Galt of De Red Boyz.

Shurwayne Winchester, always eager to produce meaningful music that’s guaranteed to reach the masses on various levels, prior to the track’s release said that he is proud of what has been accomplished alongside Maxi Priest and the song’s producers, urging fans of Caribbean music to listen out for a masterpiece that’s almost certain to rock the Crop Over festivities this year and wreak havoc across the airwaves from island to island as word of its greatness gets around! Anticipation is high as countless local and regional musicians prepare to grace a Caribbean stage, the likes of which T&T and the world has yet been afforded the opportunity to see.

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