ENTERTAINMENT DAILY – JULY 17, 2012
RUSSIAN AND KARTEL HAVE ‘THE CURE FI BAD MIND’
According to Russian who is also the mastermind behind the hit making Head Concussion label, the song was recorded just before Kartel’s incarceration.
‘People always hate on people who are successful. When you are nobody, no one really gives you the time of day. But as soon as you become successful, people have opinions on how you should live your life. I guess it’s because they are envious why they criticize. It’s not necessarily out of concern”, Russian explained in a release to the media.
Feedback to the song has been overwhelming and it is already a hot item on the radio.
This isn’t the first time that Kartel has collaborated with Russian. Life Sweet was the first track Russian produced for Kartel. Since then they have teamed up on hits such as Jeans and Fitted, Look Pon We and Get Gal Anywhere.
The accompanying artwork for the single the Cure (Fi Bad Mind) is an interesting one. Both Kartel and Russian are dressed as doctors preparing for a surgery.
“The concept behind the artwork is that we have finally come up with the cure for Jamaica’s #1 disease. And who cures diseases? Doctors!” Russian concluded
3 Exciting Days of Reggae Over 25 Bands on 3 Stages
MONTEREY, CA – The Monterey Bay Reggaefest is preparing for a year of excitement, as in the past 16 years. Once again, we are continuing our tradition of a fun-filled weekend, July 27-29, 2012. The festival brings people together from all backgrounds, young and old, far and near. Everyone is welcome to hear and move to the rhythmic tones of Reggae music. Come together to rejoice for peace and goodwill at Monterey’s premiere festival.
With our great line-up for 2012, you will be able to see Maxi Priest, The Mighty Diamonds, Glen Washington, Lloyd Brown, Judy Mowatt and much, much more. This year promises to deliver an entertaining show. Check out the website for a complete line-up and times.
Family fun is the key focus of the Monterey Bay Reggaefest. Your kids can enjoy the play area and fun activities provided in our kiddies’ area. Shop at the many selections of arts and craft booths and fill your appetite with delicious foods and beverages from the many cultures represented. Participate in interview of our headline artists. Lie back on the grass of the Monterey County Fairground and enjoy the wonderful reggae music.
NEW THIS YEAR!
- We are requiring “Two (2) can goods for entry.” To enter the festival all participants are required to have two (2) can goods per ticket. All collected cans will be donated to Monterey County Shelters and families in need.
- Captain Morgan’s Rum Tasting on Friday, July 27 in the Turf Club. Come and taste the exotic flavors of Captain Morgan’s Rum.
- Green Pedal Couriers is offering FREE bike valet parking. Ride your bike to the Festival and lock it in a secure, monitored area.
- Cabrio Mobile transportation being offered from downtown Monterey to festival. This sustainable, human-powered transit mode can get you to the festival. Don’t worry about parking and parking fee … use Cabrio Mobile this year.
- No in-and-out privileges (except 3-day ticket-holders). Prepare today to stay all day on the grounds and enjoy the music and activities.
RISE OF THE RED DRAGON
It has been just two years since ‘Red Dragon‘ has entered the world of video production & what a two years it has been. With some beautifully created Music Video’s for some of the Caribbeans most talented musicians such as: Bounty Killer, Mavado, Fyakin, Khago, Jelani Kamau, Shurwayne Winchester, Wayne Marshall….. and many more. Red Dragon has decided to use his wide array of talent and plethora of creativity in other fields of production such as: television shows, films and commercials. Be sure to keep an eye out for more of his work over the next few months.
A man’s creativity should thrive on the ability to achieve, not on the desire to beat others. -Red Dragon
For Immediate Release:
Oliver Samuels Jamaica50 NY Festival
Bronx, U.S.A – With more mature Jamaicans in the New York area having limited access to venues that are more inclusive than musical performances to recognize Jamaica’s 50th, the organizers of the Oliver Samuels Jamaica50 NY Festival have come up with what will be seen as a solution. The idea of this celebration explains Oliver is to put together a show that will blend old and new. To not allow the older generation to feel left out of the celebrations because they are in the USA and to help the younger generation re-connect with our rich history in all areas and not just music. I think with this show we achieved that.
Oliver teams up with actress Andrea DELCITA Wright to bring together an all-star cast for The Oliver Samuels Jamaica50 NY Festival. This is the first time this talented duo will be sharing the same stage.
The event will be held at Roberto Clemente State Park, located at 301 West Tremont Avenue, Bronx NY 10453, on August 4, 2012. Gates open at 11AM until 7PM. Everyone is encouraged to wear their Jamaican colors and of course to be in possession of your flags.
The venue reflects, musical and culture performers, VIP guest speakers, sport figures, and will recognize the contributions of Jamaicans in several areas over the last 50 years.
Some of the participants will include: Trench Town Ska era group-The WAILING SOULS and the MELODIANS, legendary crooner-DOBBY DOBSON, 3x Olympian-DEVON HARRIS, former USA professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Jamaican women’s basketball team SIMONE EDWARDS, recording Executive ANDREA ANMOUR, the GEORGE WESLEY Band, the winner of California’s Best Male Vocalist competition-FARAJI BRYAN, The performer with the most nominations (6) at the Annual Washington DC Reggae Music Awards-RUTH ANN-BROWN, HUMBLETON, singer LEIGHTON MILLER, HUMBLETON and many more.
Be prepared to hear great renditions of the national anthem, pledge and if you are a fan of Dennis Brown and Bob Marley you will certainly enjoy a special tribute and performance that will honor their legacy.
The program also includes a gospel performance by the male A Capella Gospel group, VOICE and opening remarks and prayer by Rev. Dr. Agorom Dike, Chair: Caribbean Faith Based Leadership Advisory Council.
With successful performances at The Consulate of Jamaica in New York, City Hall, Bronx Borough Hall, The world famous Braata Folk Singers will be showcasing Jamaican folk music and songs. The group utilizes music, dance and drama to deliver a combination of high-energy performances, folk ballads and traditional Jamaican folk songs. If you loved the performances of Ms. Lou then you are in for a special treat from Braata Folk Singers
Award recipients will include Olympian Merlene Ottey – presented with Lifetime Achievement Award and honored as Jamaica’s best athlete in 50 years, former Congresswoman and City Council member Una Clarke – recognized for her years of outstanding service to the Caribbean community (Award presented by Mt. Vernon City Council President Yuhanna Edwards), Oliver Samuels – recognized for his theater contributions, The Wailing Souls and 3x Olympian Devon Harris.
Come out with your family and enjoy, cultural workshops, speakers and performers from Jamaica, great foods, music, entertainment, craft vendors showcasing Jamaican merchandise, loodie and domino contests, traditional Jamaican foods and more, all while re-connecting with Jamaican culture and history.
This event is made possible by sponsors: LIME – formerly Cable & Wireless, PalmTree Marketplace located at – 3717 Boston Road, Bronx NY, EveryTing Jamaica, located at -400 East Gun Hill Road and Dennis Shipping (800) 416-4624.
TO BE A SPONSOR for this event or to purchase tickets call 914-384-9554, or visit the website@,www.Jamaica50Anniversary.com. Ticket holders who purchase 2 more tickets can also have them hand delivered. Call for more information