SPARK-ENT – NOV 1, 2012 – Siddung, Beres Hammond, Appleton Estate Ja. Rum Intnl Bartender Champion and more


OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR SIDDUNG by Konshens and Darrio

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Konshens Featured as Celebrity Guest Judge on Americas Next Top Model

New York, NY (October 30, 2012). International dancehall recording artist Konshens continues to raise the bar. On Friday, October 26, 2012 Americas Next Top Model (ANTM) cycle 19 aired episode 9, which was filmed on the island of Jamaica.
Americas Next Top Model is a reality television series, which a number of women compete for the title of ANTM and a chance to start their own modeling career. Created and Co-produced by supermodel, talk show host Tyra Banks, Americas Next Top Model is now airing in over 25 countries.
Like every week the models are faced with a challenge and this week was no exception. For their challenge the ladies were split into pairs and told to choreograph their own dancehall routine. To assist as a celebrity judge, ANTM made sure to call on one of the islands hottest dancehall recording artist, Konshens.
Konshens was selected as this weeks celebrity guest judge and his chart topping song ‘Do Sumn’ was the featured song for the challenge. Prior to creating their own routine the ladies were given a two minute preview of what a hardcore dancehall routine should look like by a few Jamaican dancers. Some key pointers were given to the models teaching them how to incorporate the ‘in your face’ ‘dancehall attitude’ into their routine.
Konshens critiqued the models and looked for the pair who best exemplified ‘dancehall swagger’. He selected the winners, who received $3000.00 worth of jewelry from designer Bianca Bartley of ‘Peace-is of Bianca’.
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BERES HAMMOND ANSWERS DRAKE

He’s a reggae legend in his own right and recently, Drake tweeted that if he ever got married then it would have to be to a Beres Hammond song.
Well Silver Star duo Randy and Gussy had a sit down with this maestro and asked him just what he thought of Drake’s comment and in this exclusive video interview, he said it was wonderful of him to say that and that he actually would do it.

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THE UK’S RICHARD TRING NAMED THE APPLETON ESTATE JAMAICA RUM INTERNATIONAL BARTENDER CHAMPION

Kingston – Jamaica, Monday October 29, 2012: Richard Tring from the United Kingdom is named the 2012 Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum International Bartender Champion. Tring scored this victory with his newly crafted ‘ Independence Punch.’ The competition took place this past Friday, at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel. Skilled international ‘mixologists’ from as far away as New Zealand had gathered in Kingston to compete in the competition.

 

Richard Tring (U.K.) as Champion Bartender

 

 

 

Richard Tring – 2012 APPLETON ESTATE JAMAICA RUM
INTERNATIONAL BARTENDER CHAMPION

Tring won an all-expense-paid vacation in Jamaica. All drinks made by the nine competing bartenders were completely original and the winner was chosen by popular vote during Friday’s mix off.

“This is an awesome win!” exclaimed the champion. “It’s been a difficult competition with so many strong bartenders all in one place, but I am very happy about this.”

All Contestants for APPLETON ESTATE JAMAICA RUM
INTERNATIONAL BARTENDER CHAMPION. Pic taken by ZJ SPARKS

Other overseas contenders were: Jonathan Homier representing Canada; Australia’s Jamie Chesher; Seggrett “Seggy” Quizeo of the Cayman Islands;  Salvador Pacheco representing  Mexico; Jason Clark from New Zealand; Daniel Melgar competing for Peru; and Ben Clemons of the US.

New Zealand’s  Jason Clark

 

 

Jamie Chesner from Austrailia

 

Australia’s Jamie Chesner having fun

 

 

Jonathan Homier representing Canada

Salvador Pacheco representing Mexico

“This has been a very good opportunity,”  remarked Quizeo “I love Jamaica and, and I’ll never forget this moment in time.”

Seggrett “Seggy” Quizeo of the Cayman
Islands

In order to qualify, each finalist had to win the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Bartender Challenge in his respective country. At Friday’s event each finalist was presented with a “special creation” rum, crafted by J. Wray & Nephew’s award winning Master Blender, Joy Spence, for participating in the International Challenge.

Representing Jamaica was Ryan Mitto, who won the 2012 Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Bartender Challenge here in September.  “It’s been a great privilege to represent Jamaica in this competition, especially because it’s Jamaica’s 50th, ”noted  Mitto.

Ryan Mitto, who won the 2012 Appleton Estate
Jamaica Rum Bartender Challenge here in September

The group visited Papine market and several supermarkets in the Corporate Area on the eve of the International Challenge, to purchase local ingredients for their cocktail at the finals. During one of the supermarket stops, the finalists enjoyed a chance meeting with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller.

Cecil Smith, Marketing Manager for Owned Brands at J. Wray & Nephew Limited explained, “The Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum International Bartender Challenge represents a chance for the bartending profession to be showcased on the world stage, and to further promote the standing of the profession locally.”