SPARK-ENT JAN 22, 2014 – DEMARCO, JAMAICA JAZZ AND BLUES, DENYQUE, VYBZ KARTEL
OFFICIAL STATEMENT || From Demarco Regarding “Ride” Video
Currently on tour in the U.S. the following is an official statement from international recording artiste Demarco regarding ‘RIDE’ music video:
“Amidst all the tattering (which is much to do about nothing) it is important to note that my video titled ‘RIDE’ is intended for mature audiences ONLY. This is explicitly stated at the beginning of the visuals which contains nothing most ‘mature’ individuals have not seen or been exposed to in their lifetime. As a further precautionary measure the video was NEVER released via any of my official outlets (Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Instagram etc.), but unfortunately perpetuated to social media platforms by overzealous individuals.
Alluding to the aforementioned it is the responsibility of parents and guardians to safeguard minors against such offerings through proper parenting and vigilance.
The hypocrisy of our society is so paradoxical; accusing me of lechery, yet here’s the real truth. Only weeks earlier I was the good Samaritan saving a woman’s from the clutches of death after she cracked her skull in a severe car accident outside my studio compound, myself and my team rushed her to hospital. Aside from a selected few no one saw the need to highlight this. I also donated a sizeable contribution in back to school supplies to various inner-city children in Kenya & Jamaica, another deed treated with outmost inattention. Late last year I released the single ‘It’s Not Right’ campaigning against sects of the public and some members of the clergy for the various atrocities committed against our children. Once again, no one saw the need to thrust these events into the spotlight.
To all the naysayers there are far more important issues affecting our nation that needs your attention than consenting adults in a sensual scene. The focus that is being thrust upon this video should be given to matters such as the disenfranchised youths of this country; the rising rate of unemployment; lack of proper infrastructure for our children to learn; squatting; the crime epidemic among other socio-economic issues.
Last but by no means least big up the fans dem …..((bun up.. bun up))” – Demarco
Young Energy Injected into the Jamaica Jazz Line-Up
The Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium will be energized with the addition of young Reggae sensations Chronixx, Protoje and young soulful performer Chrisopher Martin at the 18th staging of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Scheduled for January 30 – February 1, the organizers have identified the value of incorporating younger acts in the three day music Festival.
The 2014 staging is already shaped to deliver quality performances and the organizers feel the inclusion of younger acts will serve to attract the younger generation to the festival and simultaneously diversifying the its offerings with different genres of music.
Chronixx, Bryan Art and Christopher Martin are slated to perform on Thursday, January 30 while Protoje will take the stage for his Jazz debut, preparing a full band presentation on Friday, January 31. The trio One Third, as many others before, graduates from an impressive talent stage performance last year, to open the Festival’s main stage on Saturday, February 1.
Reggae artiste Chronixx has been making waves both locally and internationally as the young vocalist set out to establish himself with songs like Behind Curtain, They Don’t Know, Smile Jamaica and Here Comes Trouble. His string of hits has quickly gained respect and adoration of Reggae fans of all ages across the world.
No stranger to the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, the exceptional vocalist, Christopher Martin will be seeking to make a lasting impression with his trademark charismatic and interactive performance.
“I’m looking forward to showcasing my talents on such a big stage to all the different music lovers, attending from all over the Diaspora. I am looking forward to delivering all those songs people have grown to love and respect me for,” Martin said. Screaming female fans will be captivated with his catchy songs, Paper Loving, Chill Spot, Take My Wings and the fan favorite Cheater’s Prayer.
This year, Protoje will make his full solo debut on the Jamaica Jazz & Blues stage with an excellent catalogue of songs such as; Kingston Be Wise andWho Them a Program off his sophomore album, The Eight Year Affair. Fans can expect the music to speak for itself when Protoje takes the stage after a nine month hiatus of performing in Jamaica. Protoje revealed, “It’s just roots reggae music coming at you, dub-wise, dub-style, heavy roots music and all. I haven’t performed in Jamaica in almost a year so I’m looking forward to touching the stage and giving the people a real nice experience”.
Protoje is the reggae act to share the stage with R&B crooner Joe, Chrisette Michele and six-time Grammy Winner Toni Braxton. “It is a joy for be on the festival, working on the same night as Toni Braxton and Chrisette Michele who are some extraordinary vocalists”. The artiste is currently working on his third album to be released later this year.
The Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival is set for January 30 – February 1 at the Trelawny Multipurpose stadium and fans can expect youthful exuberance and quality from these fresh faces in the music circle. The event is sponsored by The Jamaica Tourist Board, Flow, Consumer Brands Ltd. Seaboard Marine, Knutsford Express, Jamaica Observer, Courts, Delta, TVJ and many more.
Sultry Singer Denyque Joins International Superstar Vybz Kartel for “Revenge”
Jamaica. U.S.A (21st Hapilos Digital) – Once described by Jamaican television personality Anthony Miller, as “Hard Not To Love”, the words indeed best characterize Denyque’s goal as a musician – to make the world fall in love with her and her music.
The sultry singer who made her name by fusing pop, reggae and dancehall has set social media on fire with her blazing new single alongside international dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel. Within less than a week since hitting the net, fans, musical lovers are raving on “Revenge”. “Loved the concept of the song. It’s not a topic that females do very often and that’s what grabbed my attention – along with the title. Great vibe, very relatable.” stated the beautiful Denyque.
Undoubtedly headed to the top of the charts, “Revenge” now available for all on itunes, was produced by Adidjaheim Records and is being distributed by digital giants 21st Hapilos Digital.