SPARK-ENT SEPT 25, 2012


VYBZ KARTEL – INCARCERATED BUT NOT SILENCED

KARTEL STILL SPEAKING LOUDLY FROM BEHIND BARS –  Despite Uptown Jamaica fighting his book

THE FIVE DAY COUNTDOWN OF KARTEL’S ONE YEAR OF DETENTION STARTS TODAY.  HISTORICAL SOCIAL MEDIA DEBATE ON THE INCARCERATION OF THE POOR IN JAMAICA TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29th, 2012 at  http://www.vybzkartelbook.com from 4pm – 8pmJamaica time.Company invites all stakeholders – Human Rights Groups, Attorney Associations, DPP, Ministries of Justice and Security and the Police to Participate. Also inviting ‘uptown‘ to explain their resistance to the book since it is all facts.

Ghetto People Publishing Company is Launching its 5 Day Countdown to Kartel’s One Year of Incarceration – and will Host an Online Forum onSeptember 29th, 2012 – see vybzkartelbook.comfor details. The company will release a message from Vybz Kartel each day until the 29th.

September 29th, 2012 signifies one year sinceAdidja Palmer aka Vybz Kartel was detained at the Altamont Court hotel in New Kingston. Since then, he has been held behind bars for nearly a year. Many thought that the system had silenced its most vocal critic in recent times but instead Kartel’s voice is speaking louder than before through his book VOICE OF THE JAMAICAN GHETTO, a book he wrote with Garveyite Michael Dawson.

As the cover of the book states “INCARCERATED BUT NEVER SILENCED;”  Adidja Palmer,  through the book, is shouting out the plight of Jamaica’s poor for the world to hear.  However, there are parts of the book that the system in Jamaica is uncomfortable with; as he exposes secrets of the past in Jamaica, current unscrupulous behavior by politicians and his commentary on a justice system that he depicts as being unfairly oppressive to the poor ghetto youths –  that is mind boggling since it is the same justice system that Kartel’s life is literally in the hands of – is he going to be martyred?

A recent article in the Star highlighted the fact that though major book sellers such as Sangster’s, Kingston Book Shop, LMHNovelty Trading and I Nation are selling it; the “Uptown” bookstores and Christian Book Stores refuse to carry it. In fact, one store uptown that sold 80% of its first order in a short period; asked for the rest of the books to be picked up and requested that no more books from Vybz Kartel be delivered.  Fans around the world can buy at www.vybzkartelbook.com.

  1. Get the book that politicians in Jamaica don’t want you to read
  2. The book the Church is trying to keep out of stores
  3. The book that challenges the Justice System
  4. The book that will change Jamaica
  5. for more info or to be a wholesale/retailercontact info@vybzkartelbook.com 
  6. send the Teachaa message at:worldbossfanclub@vybzkartelbook.com

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TIANA HITS MTV

The ‘Dancehall Duchess’, Tiana has earned international recognition with her hit song, Dem A Bawl. The popular song has hit MTV Base Africa’s Top 10 Charts. This is a significant stride for the upcoming female performer. She has been enjoying success with the track that has been riding local charts since early summer. Tiana’s global reputation has been enhanced now that she has a MTV Top 10 spot to boast.

I got two IRAWMA nominations earlier this year, Dem A Bawl has hit all the top charts in Jamaica plus MTV now. I’ve been getting bookings for a number of events, I am very grateful.”…Tiana

She has built a loyal fan base in the Motherland. Her collaboration with Gambian recording artiste, G-Faal has assisted in blazing her trail. She has been receiving significant airplay inAfrica and has acquired a vast amount of her 1.8 million youtube views from that territory. The music video for Dem a Bawl stands out with the numerous cameos by popular dancehall artistes: Konshens, Gyptian, Elephant Man, ZJ Liquid, Demarco, Flexxx and Delus all endorsing the budding musician. The track which is produced on the Aurora Skies (Sounique Records) infiltrated the airwaves this past summer along with a number of other tracks such as: Watch Dem a Watch MeOne Stuck Whine and Don’t Stop. A video for Don’t Stop is currently in post production and will be released soon.

This year has been a great one says Tiana, 2012 marked the release of her debut EP,Princess of The Dancehall as well as her debut mix tape, Real Bad GyalReal Bad Gyal features prominent acts such as: Tommy Lee Sparta,  Vybz KartelPopcaanMr. Vegas and Konshens. Her break out single, Dem A Bawl is currently climbing the charts –CVMTV‘s Top 10 Hit List, at the #6 position on TVJ’s Video Alley, #7 on Tempo’s Pree Dis, #12 on Richie-B, #13 on the Hype TV, #15 on OutAroad /MDTV and bubbling in the #2 position on Stampede’s Street Chart.

I got two IRAWMA nominations earlier this year, Dem A Bawl has hit all the top charts in Jamaica plus MTV now. I’ve been getting bookings for a number of events, I am very grateful.”…Tiana

She has built a loyal fan base in the Motherland. Her collaboration with Gambian recording artiste, G-Faal has assisted in blazing her trail. She has been receiving significant airplay inAfrica and has acquired a vast amount of her 1.8 million youtube views from that territory. The music video for Dem a Bawl stands out with the numerous cameos by popular dancehall artistes: Konshens, Gyptian, Elephant Man, ZJ Liquid, Demarco, Flexxx and Delus all endorsing the budding musician. The track which is produced on the Aurora Skies (Sounique Records) infiltrated the airwaves this past summer along with a number of other tracks such as: Watch Dem a Watch MeOne Stuck Whine and Don’t Stop. A video for Don’t Stop is currently in post production and will be released soon.

This year has been a great one says Tiana, 2012 marked the release of her debut EP,Princess of The Dancehall as well as her debut mix tape, Real Bad GyalReal Bad Gyal features prominent acts such as: Tommy Lee Sparta,  Vybz KartelPopcaanMr. Vegas and Konshens. Her break out single, Dem A Bawl is currently climbing the charts –CVMTV‘s Top 10 Hit List, at the #6 position on TVJ’s Video Alley, #7 on Tempo’s Pree Dis, #12 on Richie-B, #13 on the Hype TV, #15 on OutAroad /MDTV and bubbling in the #2 position on Stampede’s Street Chart.

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Sous Chef Rochelle Grindley:
A key ingredient of Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records

At 23 years of age, Rochelle Grindley is one of the youngest sous chefs on the local food landscape- a career she takes very seriously.  The Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records employee remembers wanting to work in the kitchen from as early as seven, when she was at home with her mother and brother.
“My mom was teaching my brother how to cook one day and I got upset, saying ‘He shouldn’t be the one learning; I’m the girl,’ they smiled at me and promised ‘your time will come,’ and yes it did,” Grindley fondly recalls. The decision to become a chef was an easy one for Grindley. “I decided to pursue my career as a chef when I was about to leave Hampton School and have never looked back. It’s definitely my passion” Grindley noted.

Hobby turned a career pursuit, as she became a part of the joint culinary programme at the University of the West Indies and the University of Technology. At the age of 19, she acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, majoring in Culinary Arts Management with Upper Second Class Honors.

In 2008, she was granted an Observer Food Awards Scholarship and further attained a year in Management Training from Sandals Resorts International where she honed her skills in development of different cuisines and credits that time as “When I decided that this is what makes me the happiest!”

After her internship, she was hired at The Terra Nova All Suite Hotel as a sous chef, where she perfected menu costing. She then applied for a position at Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records, the state-of-the-art restaurant and lounge in Kingston, an opportunity she jumped at, as she saw it as a big opportunity to be part of something special. Launched by the KLE Group Ltd. in 2011, Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records is a revolutionary force in local dining, showcasing Brand Jamaica through premier entertainment and cuisine.

In 2011 Grindley represented her country internationally in London in the World Skills Cooking Competition, and in 2011 and 2012 in Miami as a member of the National Culinary Team.

Grindley’s continued conviction was made even stronger when she learned that Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records’ mandate was to showcase Jamaican cuisine- something that has always been close to her heart. Grindley has always had a strong belief that our local fare can be among the world’s most famous, as big a hit as Indian, Japanese or even Italian. Her mission is to be a key ‘ingredient’ behind a foray of the island’s vast food offerings; beyond jerk, into the international marketplace.

“As our Coat of Arms states, ‘Out of Many One People’, Jamaican cuisine is very diverse as it is made up of different cultures from Indian, Chinese, Spanish, among others, intertwined together to develop our delicate yet unique cuisine, something I think we as a country need to be proud of,” said Grindley. She added that a world class establishment like, Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records with its wide variety of authentic local food, along with its prospects for global expansion, is the ideal vehicle to accomplish this.

“It has very great potential… at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records we pride ourselves on serving premium local dishes. Recently we have added local favourites such as ackee and saltfish, corned pork served with roasted breadfruit as well as stewed peas with salt beef and pigstail. A menu offered to commemorate Jamaica’s 50th year of independence.”

Other popular dishes on the menu include Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records’ signature Jerk chicken spring rolls, jerk pork and the curried seafood crock pot.  The restaurant also offers local spins on international offerings such as satay beef, island nachos- made with plantain chips instead of corn chips; great burgers and wings infused with Jamaican flavours, noted the sous chef.

The award winning sous chef, Grindley leads a team of over twenty persons daily in the Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records kitchen, assists with inventory management and excels at menu planning .

Nicholas Taylor, General Manager at UBT&R believes Grindley has the scope to grow with the future plans for regional expansion of the restaurant. “Rochelle is an extraordinary person and an exemplary sous chef. We believe that her hard work and knowledge of the industry will play a big part in the way forward,” shared Taylor.

“The job requires ‘An exceptional leader who is able to develop and motivate others to achieve targets… and a very proactive individual who has a rational approach to challenges, being effective yet efficient working in a high pressure environment,” said Grindley, adding that she is proud to be a part of a positive team spirit in the Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records restaurant.
Passionate about cooking and inspired by a great brand, Rochelle shines in the Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records environment. Taste her true Jamaican spirit at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records.

 

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JAMAICA’S #1 BEAT BOXER  – DERVIN LEE AKA MIXING LAB

 

 

 

The thumping bassline is the key anatomical part to Jamaican music. In an age of synthesized music and computer manipulated beats; when you hear live music it blows you away.  That’s exactly what happens when Mixing Lab, spews the beats from his magical vocal box.  Hailing from Bethel Town, Westmoreland, his delivery is as smooth as the climes of that district, so smooth it will stun you.  How can one man play so many instruments … it’s a rare talent, but one that Dervin Lee possesses.

 

 

 

You don’t find many world class beat boxers who can blow high flight Grammy producers like Sly (from many times Grammy Award winning SLY AND ROBBIE) off his feet.  It is an art and gift that no other this side of the world has mastered.  He can mix the beats faster than Usain Bolt can do a 100 m dash.  He honed his talent from the time ‘him did a wear short pants’ manufacturing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using his mouth, lips, tongue, voice, nasal passage and throat.

 

 

 

Throughout the years from 1998,he has made several appearances on hit shows such as Red Stripe Sumfest “99”, when he was the year’s talent trail winner; but it was in 2001 while performing at an annual Miss Cambridge in St. James that  he was discovered by popular dancehall dee- jay, Alozade who was impressed with his astonishing performance. From there a friendship was formed; the itch to ‘touch the road’ bit him, which found Lab heading to the capital of Kingston, where he met and forged a solid friendship with Dj Krush from Krushproofmuzik.  That partnership opened the doors through which he was able to work with major acts such as Ninja Man, RDX, Beenie Man, Ward21, I octane, Khago, patexx, Charly Black, Romaine Virgo, Chris Martin, Konshens, T.O.K,  and made performance  at the Asylum Night Club, Reggae Camp Fire ,Mi Nah Laugh Comedy Show, Bennie Man Summer Sizzle, IT and Fancy Cat  Show ,The Susan Show, RJR  Cross Country Invasion, Digicel Road show, Magnum In Mi Cluster Party, Coca Cola High School Tour, KLAS School Tour, Lime Road Show, Curry Festival  et cetera.

He has created huge waves and hummmm among the patrons in the Dancehall with his clear and concise imitation of the latest Hip Hop and Dancehall beats. On several occasions taking the spotlight on some major events, one of which being the RED BULL “Soap Box Derby” held recently in St. Anns where again  he caught the eye of Zip  103 Fm Media Personality ,  Tricia “Sparks” Spence .  His recent performance  on the RJR SCHOOL tour had  critics and fan alike floored by his amazing performance with  note-perfect imitations of drum machines and effects.

If you never experienced magic before, be prepared Mixing Lab is about to put you in a tailspin.  Welcome, Beat boxer, Dervin Lee.

 

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