SB ENTERTAINMENT DAILY – JULY 19, 2012
JAMAICA’S LATEST COFFEE TABLE BOOK “PIECES OF JAMAICA , THE REAL ROCK EDITION” GARNERS MUCH ATTENTION
The highly anticipated coffee table book, “Pieces of Jamaica, The Real Rock Edition,” from fine art photographer David I. Muir, is garnering much attention both in Jamaica and the Diaspora.
Muir, who has just returned from a whirlwind pre-publication book tour in Jamaica, is excited about the interest and accolades his pieces have received and the enthusiasm surrounding the publication of this, his first book of photographs.
While in Jamaica, Muir exhibited a number of photographs from his popular “Pieces of Jamaica” collection at the Bolivar and Grosvenor art galleries in Kingston as part of the annual Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) — a weeklong art exhibition. According to Muir, “People are intrigued by both the work and the media it is displayed on, especially the tiled pieces. They are excited to see the mirror effect of the pieces, which show the real Jamaica, beyond the scenery.”
Muir also had the opportunity to present his work and discuss the book in interviews on national features for TV and print media, including TVJ’s Smile Jamaica and CVM’s Jamaica Beat, as well as on iVU TV’s WKNDR and Your Money eZine.
“Any apprehension I had about how my work would be received has dissipated,” the fine art photographer said. “People are enjoying the work with a sense of pride and are excited about seeing the book, which is currently being published and will be released in early August, just in time to coincide with Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence and the London 2012 Olympics.”
High off his Jamaica pre-publication tour, Muir returned to Florida to more accolades including being recognized as one of the 100 most accomplished Caribbean-Americans of South Florida by ICABA and was able to showcase the book during a Literature Presentation for the Venetian Arts Society at the ArtServe Gallery in Fort Lauderdale.
In “Pieces of Jamaica, The Real Rock Edition” Muir celebrates authentic Jamaica in gripping photographs accompanied by stirring captions by writer, poet and journalist, Sonia Morgan. She uses prose, poetry and patios to capture the essence of the photos and add intrigue to the book.
Accomplished British-Jamaican author, Leone Ross wrote a candid Foreword and the book has already received numerous accolades from top experts of Jamaican art and culture including
Karl ‘Jerry’ Craig, Dr. Susan Davis and Dr. Garth A. Rose. “Pieces of Jamaica” also received praises from renowned artists such as Grammy winner Sean Paul and Rory of Stone Love.
The book, which Muir dedicated to his wife Ghenete Wright Muir, deftly presents Jamaica in a fresh, authentic way — sidestepping the typical and capturing the everyday aspects of Jamaican life and the spirit of the people that make the country so diverse and beautiful.
“Pieces of Jamaica, The Real Rock Edition”will intrigue, inspire nostalgia and show Jamaica unedited and uncut to be enjoyed by Jamaicans living at home or abroad and friends and lovers of Jamaica and its culture.
For more information or to get a copy of “Pieces of Jamaica, The Real Rock Edition,” visit piecesofjamaica.net .
KUNLEY FROM WARD 21 IS BEX
NOT YOUR AVERAGE ARTISTE, HE IS TEFF!!
[Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – July 16, 2012] TeFF is not your average recording artist. Creating an international buzz, his unique style is what you get when you fuse “Philly Swag” with “Reggae”. He aspires to give the world a different kind of reggae…a type of reggae that everyone can listen to and enjoy. With his music being played in various parts of the US, UK and Jamaica, TeFF is determined to take the musical world by storm.
Since the release of TeFF’s album; “TEFF: Philadelphia Certified,” his undeniable and unique sound has been gaining respect in many circles. The album features some Hip-Hop heavy hitters such as Bad Boy’s recording artist E-Ness, Division 1’s MVP Young Chris, the King of Philadelphia Gillie Da Kid, underground legends Reed Dollaz & Joey Jihad, and emerging MC Chill Moodyamong others.
Born in Philadelphia of Jamaican decent, TeFF turned to music at the tender age of 11 as an outlet to ease the pain of his parent’s divorce. Music became a solemn interest that forced his peers to acknowledge his outstanding talent. TeFF creates each musical offering by pulling from his greatest influences such as his mother, Bob Marley, the world experiences, and political entrapments. He has also shared stages with some of the biggest artists in reggae music, like Beres Hammond, Stephen Marley, Beenie Man, I-Octane, Spragga Benz, Cherine Anderson, and Kiprich, just to name a few.
TeFF has been traveling the world, recording in numerous award-winning studios and with Grammy award winning producers to create what music bloggers and critics are calling “…a dynamic kind of reggae…a musical breath of fresh air”.
The latest album by TeFF is titled “We GREAT” and is being talked about by many across the globe. The project has productions from some of Jamaica’s best producers like Seanizzle, Charlie Pro, Young Vibez, and PayDay Music. The title track “We GREAT” is a high-energy, pride-filled track that is sure to motivate the listener. The “We GREAT” music video highlights Jamaica’s crowning Olympic moments and touches on images showing Jamaica’s independence from British rule fifty years ago this year. The summer is looking to be very bright for Philadelphia’s own: TeFF.
“I make music that inspires people to enjoy life, not to stress about what they do not have in life or to go out and take someone else’s…Music is life.” says TeFF. “Music is the voice of the world, so I compose music for both the young and the mature to listen to, to learn from and enjoy for years to come. That’s why I titled my new album “We GREAT” to reflect all who listen and love music, because together, we are ALL GREAT!”
TeFF has built a strong team to help him to further achieve greatness in this rough modern day music industry. His producer/videographer is Aden “TuchPoint” Emmanuel of TuchPoint Productions who is also based in Philadelphia and goes all out to put TeFF on the map. In Jamaica, his contact is upcoming booking agent Lesley Hayles.
TeFF “We GREAT” (Official Music Video): http://youtu.be/ZYw8ardVD2U
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