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JULLY BLACK: LIVE IN MARKHAM [Mar. 1, 2014]

Jully Black LIVE!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Markham, Ontario, February 12, 2014

“Canada’s Queen of R&B” Jully Black has brought tens of thousands of people to their feet in venues around the world and has received extraordinary reviews from critics and fans alike. True to form she recently sold out two shows at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and is heading to Flato Markham Theatre on Saturday, March 1 at 8 p.m.

From opening for Kanye West to being hand-picked to perform for the Queen, Jully Black has perfected her explosive live performance that showcases her unique and powerful voice as well as her ability to engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds. She has won multiple Juno awards, penned songs for Nas and Destiny’s Child, and performed alongside Elton John, Etta James, Jay-Z, Sean Paul, and Alicia Keys. Her eagerly anticipated forthcoming album, “Made In Canada”, produced by Atlanta’s YoungPete Alexander, has been described as “The New Motown Sound” with songs that span the music genre spectrum, incorporating elements of soul, R&B and reggae.

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time: 8 PM
Address: 171 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham
Tickets: $54-$49

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Flato Markham Theatre is a jewel in the crown of the Markham community located only 30 minutes from the downtown core. The intimate, 527-seat, state-of-the-art performance facility provides patrons with unforgettable access to a host of internationally acclaimed artists and productions through its annual Diamond Series Season presented by Weins Canada. Illuminating the central theme that live arts in Markham matters, the season features the best of classical, jazz, world music, dance, comedy, pop artists, and family entertainment. Flexible ticket package options, student discounts (EYE GO to the Arts/UGO) and complimentary parking are available on site.

The Season Media Sponsor is the Markham Economist & Sun. Media Partners also include: Asian Television Network (ATN), Rogers TV, Today Commercial News, York Media Group, MacCil Marketing, JAZZ.FM91, AM740, Classical 96.3FM, The Jewel 88.5FM, Durham Radio, Wave.FM, Fairchild Radio AM 1430.

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TORONTO MUSICIANS GIVE “THE GIFT OF MUSIC” FOR MUSICOUNTS IN 4th ANNUAL CHARITY BENEFIT

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TORONTO MUSICIANS GIVE “THE GIFT OF MUSIC” FOR MUSICOUNTS IN 4th ANNUAL CHARITY BENEFIT  

DECEMBER 3, 2013 (Publicity Support Newswire)  TORONTO, ON — Award winning MC and Producer Kid Kut, and co-producers IV PLAY and Darling Nicky are pleased to return for their 4th installment of “The Gift Of Music” with returning sponsor  CASIO Canada Ltd.; an evening of music to benefit MusiCounts Canada.  On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge Street at Dundas) the public is invited to celebrate “The CASIO® Gift of Music”, an event featuring live performances by an A-list roster of artists that have made an impact on the Canadian urban music industry.  This highly anticipated event, hosted this year by Canadian R&B icon Glenn Lewis alongside Kid Kut shall feature live performances by August Rigo, Ginette Claudette, Aleesia, Luu Breeze, Andrea Lewis, Omar Lunan, Rufus John, Lisa Banton with a special performance DJ segment by turntablists Turnstylez.    An after party will follow with music by G 98.7’s Jester and MC Linx.

“It never ceases to amaze me how much talent there is in the City of Toronto, and to be able to provide a platform where established artists and up-and-comers can perform on the same stage in the name of my favourite cause is nothing short of a blessing.” – Kid Kut

MusiCounts associated with CARAS, is a charity based organization that focuses on supporting music programs in schools across Canada, ensuring that children of all walks of life have access to music education through instrument grants, scholarships and other music initiatives. This year, schools across Canada will benefit from $600,000 worth of Band Aid musical instrument grants. The grants (worth $5,000 or $10,000) impact thousands of young Canadians and support diverse music programs that include concert and jazz bands to drum and guitar ensembles from Pre K to Grade 12 in urban, rural, remote and First Nations communities from coast to coast.  For more information on MusiCounts, please see their official website at http://www.musicounts.ca.

The Hard Rock Café, located in the heart of Toronto, is a perfect venue for such an event which boasts a long history of live performances. With limited advanced tickets available, it is strongly recommended that you purchase yours early, as it is guaranteed to sell out.

On December 17th, 2013, you can expect an evening of unparalleled musical entertainment, along with the opportunity to give the gift of music to generations to come via silent auctions, and raffles.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to MusiCounts Canada on behalf of The CASIO® Gift of Music Team.

“It’s important to keep children learning through music in schools.  Music is an amazing force that can make people with difference share something in common.” – Natalie of IV Play.

“Music may be the one gift that we can give to one another that is universally appreciated, and re-gifted over and over.” – Darling Nicky

Advanced $15.00 tickets to The Gift of Music can be purchased securely online at www.ticketgateway.com OR by calling 416.858.2191.

Please join us at The Gift of Music on December 17th, 2013 at The Hard Rock Café.

For General Info: info@giftofmusicTO.com
For Media Inquiries: nicky@publicitysupport.ca

Darling Nicky, Publicity and Media Relations,
The Gift of Music

Gift of Music 2013

NEW MUSIC ARTISTS GIVEN A ROTATIONAL PLATFORM ON CHRY 105.5 FM

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NEW MUSIC ARTISTS GIVEN A ROTATIONAL PLATFORM

Toronto – On Monday, November 25th, CHRY 105.5 FM launched its newest programming initiative, AMPTrax. Short of Amplified Music Plays, AMPTrax are songs deemed worthy of extra plays across the CHRY program grid.  “AMPTrax allows the CHRY music department to leverage its existing relationship with emerging, independent artists and further gives local and Canadian talent a leg up in Toronto’s hyper-competitive radio market,” says Randy Reid, CHRY’s Program Director.

AMPTrax airs 105 times throughout our programming week with individual tracks receiving more than a dozen plus spins. Much of the music spotlighted are chosen by a collective of highly engaged and connected music connoisseurs (many of which contribute to the CHRY music department and are further engaged in the music industry across Canada in a variety of ways). The artists/bands spotlighted represent genres and emerging acts that would struggle to get ‘regular rotation’ spins in mainstream and broadcast arenas across the country due to the gross saturation of media ownership in markets across Canada. AMPTrax is a direct answer to this void.

The premiere group of artist/songs includes:

Eamon McGrath – “Bitter Ends” (eamonmcgrath.ca)

Shi Wisdom – “Monster” (shiwisdommusic.bandcamp.com)

Exco Levi – “Holding On” (www.excolevi.com)

The Knobodies – “Summer” (xiisundays.com/‎)

Bizzarh – “Moments” (bizzarh.bandcamp.com/‎)

Artists and labels looking to submit music for AMPTrax consideration can email hi-quality mp3 files (320 kbs)and a brief bio to amptrax@chry.fm. Preference is given to local and independent artists.

CHRY looks forward to working with artists, labels and the general music community at large as they continue to grow in their contributions to Canada’s new music scene.

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Based in Toronto, Ontario CHRY 105.5FM is the market’s leading source for diversity on the FM dial. Our signal broadcasts to a base residential audience of over 1.6 million and offers a varied program schedule showcasing a strong mix of language, culture, lifestyle and talk programming. As a recognized leader in community-centric broadcast CHRY Radio Inc. (105.5FM) sustains a mass listening audience by working with leading and credible ambassadors of identified causes, musical genres and communities to deliver content that expertly fills the void of local ‘points of view’ and culture absent in media across Canada. You can tune into CHRY across the GTA at 105.5FM and across Southern Ontario on several digital cable providers and worldwide at: www.chry.fm or (Mobile APP) www.tunein.com

For Media & Information Contact: Station Manager-Danae Peart chrymgr@yorku.ca // Program Director-Randy Reid chryprog@yorku.ca

TORONTO’S CHRY 105.5 FM LAUNCHES NEW SOUND DESIGN

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Radio more than any other medium is defined by the quality and delivery of its sound/audio.  For more than 26 years CHRY 105.5FM has been defined by its unique and diverse sound.  This week CHRY takes the bold step of re-defining its sound for their listening audience and engagement of a wider demographic. The sound to be presented is a partial preview into a larger organizational shift currently in progress.  Earlier in 2013 CHRY embraced the undertaking of reimaging and reconnecting with the long-standing traditions of radio and quality content development, they further embodied it in the tag line: Your Leading Source for Diversity.  This latest step in enhancing their audio is to illustrate a commitment to excellence in broadcast media through sound design.

As of  Monday November 25th, 2013 listeners can tune-in to the sound and imaging launch.  As you go between the varied programs CHRY offers, the new ‘signature voices’ will help navigate you through the diversity in language, cultural and innovative music/spoken word programming.  As a burgeoning not-for-profit social enterprise, CHRY has secured two entirely new, yet wildly experienced and talented voices to the Toronto broadcast market.

Don Amiche and Jessica Gomes represent a winning combination of vocal command and appeal. Don Amiche (Los Angeles) has dominated ratings in broadcasts world-wide from Barbados to the United States and will entice Toronto markets. Jessica Gomes (Australia) is a Jill of all-trades from International fashion magazine campaigns with Vogue and Victoria Secret; her voice is most readily recognizable as the ‘Maybach Music Girl’ heard millions of times over on the top hip hop music label releases of Maybach Music (owned by rapper Rick Ross).

CHRY is pleased that this new sound design project will clearly respond to the expectations of its advertising clients across the GTA, who appreciate the impact of radio and its ability to move their products.  And further recognize that the economical campaigns structured by CHRY now further place their small/medium sized business budgets in line with their large market competitors. As the city’s “leading source for diversity” and ambassador for small business and community campaigns, CHRY encourages you to listen all day, all week for the shift in sound at 1055 FM and follow us on all social media outlets at chryradio.

Based in Toronto, Ontario CHRY 105.5FM is the market’s leading source for diversity on the FM dial. Our signal broadcasts to a base residential audience of over 1.6 million and offers a varied program schedule showcasing a strong mix of language, culture, lifestyle and talk programming. As a recognized leader in community-centric broadcast CHRY Radio Inc. (105.5FM) sustains a mass listening audience by working with leading and credible ambassadors of identified causes, musical genres and communities to deliver content that expertly fills the void of local ‘points of view’ and culture absent in media across Canada. You can tune into CHRY across the GTA at 105.5FM and across Southern Ontario on several digital cable providers and worldwide at: www.chry.fm or (Mobile APP) www.tunein.com

For Media & Information Contact: Station Manager-Danae Peart chrymgr@yorku.ca // Program Director-Randy Reid chryprog@yorku.ca

SUR Music Festival to Launch In Toronto with Headliners Musiq SoulChild and Bunji Garlin

SUR Music Festival Fall 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUR MUSIC FESTIVAL FEATURING MUSIQ SOULCHILD, BUNJI GARLIN AND GLENN LEWIS LAUNCHES IN TORONTO NOVEMBER 22nd, 2013

TORONTO, ON (Publicity Support Newswire) October 30, 2013 — Dr Jay de Soca Prince and Ian Andre Espinet, two of Canada’s most reputable Urban and Caribbean Event promoters have teamed up to launch the SUR Music Festival on Friday November 22nd , 2013 at the Guvernment Entertainment Complex located at 132 Queens Quay East.  The 1st semi-annual SUR Music Festival shall feature 2 main stages, 8 major acts, and over 20 DJs using the full scope of all 7 venues encompassed within the grounds with the intention to cross-promote Urban R&B and Hip-Hop artists with Caribbean Soca and Reggae artists.

The festival’s inaugural edition shall feature two main sound stages.  The Belvedere Socatherapy Stage headlined by Trinidadian Soca superstars Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons, Edwin Yearwood of Barbados, Skinny Fabulous of St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Soca newcomers Porgie & Murdah will take place at KoolHaus. The Bud Light Platinum Soul Kitchen Stage with performances by Toronto’s Soul songstress Shi Wisdom, world renowned voice Glenn Lewis, and Atlantic Records Neo-Soul artist Musiq SoulChild will take place at Guvernment.

The complete line-up for SUR Music Festival is as follows:

BELVEDERE SOCATHERAPY STAGE

The Asylum Vikings featuring Bunji Garlin & Fay Ann Lyons
Edwin Yearwood
Skinny Fabulous
Porgy & Murdah

DJs:  Marxman,  Jump Up Kingz,  DJ Shy,  Junya Menace,  DJ Flip,  2 Touch
Hosted by:  Eman & Dirty Dez

BUDLIGHT PLATINUM  SOUL KITCHEN STAGE

Musiq SoulChild
Glenn Lewis
Shi Wisdom

DJs:  Jester and DJ Spoonz
Hosted by:  Kid Kut

Doors will open at 10 p.m. and all-access ticketed entry will be located at both Guvernment and Koolhaus.  Advanced $30 tickets will be available for purchase Wednesday Oct. 30th online at www.1Guestlist.com and participating outlets.  For a complete listing of ticket outlets, please visit www.SURMusicFestival.com.  Service charges may apply.  Limited door tickets may be available at Koolhaus entry only.

About the Presenters

DR JAY DE SOCAPRINCE

Dr. Jay is a respected and highly regarded DJ and radio personality who has rightfully earned the title of Canada’s #1 Soca DJ. Throughout his 25-year career he has interviewed and worked with legends in the Caribbean music industry such as Soca Powerhouse Machel Montano, “Calypso King of the World” The Mighty Sparrow, Canadian Rap superstar Kardinal Offishall, 3-time St. Vincent Soca Monarch Skinny Fabulous, Soca songstress Destra, Barbados’ Soca King Edwin Yearwood to name but a few.

After his decade-long stint as a host at Flow 93.5FM, Dr. Jay and his #1 radio show “Soca Therapy” can now be heard on Toronto’s G98.7FM. Dr. Jay has been crowned one of the top Soca DJs in the industry and has countless DJ of the Year awards to prove it. As one of the founders of the new Kingdom of Soca (KOS), Dr. Jay also produces Toronto’s most highly anticipated Soca fetes (events) each year such as “Doh Cry Ah Leavin’”, “The Return Fete”, “Soca or Die”, “Big People Fete”, “Whiteout” and “J’Ouvert”, with annual audiences totaling over 40,000 patrons.

www.socatherapy.com

IAN ANDRE ESPINET ENTERTAINMENT

A dynamic company with a mandate to provide quality, theme oriented, safe entertainment to the Urban community. Established in 2001, it has become one of Canada’s leaders in nightclub and promotions producing or co-producing some of the scene’s most prominent mature, upscale and lifestyle events. Playing host to tens of thousands of patrons and numerous celebrities from the GTA, the United States and worldwide during events such as the annual Caribana [TM] festivities, attention to detail, creativity and passion has resulted in the creation of a musical niche and loyal following across the GTA.

It’s namesake, Ian, is recognized as a visionary in the industry, and has positioned himself as an Ambassador of Urban entertainment. His stable of renowned events include the Legendary Amnesia Old School event, Soul Kitchen, The One, ICON, GroovEssentials, and Seasons to name but a few. In 2006, Amnesia was the first ever event to sign to Universal Music Canada, producing an album based on the iconic event which sold well nationwide.

Connected to some of the biggest names in the DJ world through his infamous events, his track record includes events at many of Toronto’s top venues. Venues seek his events for the preferred audience… Versatility has been key in the production of over 500 events spanning a wide array of themes, musical genres, and demographics boasting special event, weekly and concert  presentation styles. Concerts and celebrity appearances at his events read like a new millennium Toronto Urban Nightlife history lesson: Miguel, Alicia Keys, Jay-z, Mos Def & Talib Kweli, MC Lyte, CeCe Peniston, Crystal Waters, Dru Hill, SWV, and Lisa Lisa are just the beginning.

www.RespectTheName.com

 

For general inquiries:

Dr. Jay | info@socaprince.ca

For Media inquiries:

Darling Nicky, Publicity Support | nicky@publicitysupport.ca

CASIO® REJOINS TORONTO’S 2013 “GIFT OF MUSIC” EVENT AS TITLE SPONSOR WITH HOST GLENN LEWIS

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CASIO® REJOINS TORONTO’S 2013 “GIFT OF MUSIC” EVENT AS TITLE SPONSOR WITH HOST GLENN LEWIS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 29, 2013 (Publicity Support Newswire) TORONTO, ON – Returning for the second consecutive year, international electronics manufacturing company CASIO® will be sponsoring the Gift of Music talent showcase in support of MusiCounts Canada.

The Casio Gift of Music will take place on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge Street at Dundas).

“As a proud sponsor of the “Casio Gift of Music”, we are extremely pleased to continue our partnership with MusiCounts to celebrate the joy of music and to support the rich diversity of Canadian musicianship. Music plays an important role in life, and as a manufacturer of high-quality pianos and keyboards, we believe strongly in the importance of fostering young musical minds and helping them to achieve their goals.” says Michael Powers, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Casio Canada Ltd.

The CASIO® Gift of Music will feature performances using the critically acclaimed Privia Pro PX-5S Digital Piano and the award-winning XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer.

Urban music legend Kevin “Kid Kut” Keith, Natalie “IV Play” Powell and Toronto’s Ms. Darling Nicky invite you to share their love of music and celebrate The 4th Annual CASIO® Gift of Music, an event featuring live performances by an A-list roster of artists and musicians that have made an impact on the Canadian music industry.

Canadian R&B singer Glenn Lewis will headline this year’s charity event.  Glenn has recently released a full-length album under Ruffhouse/Capitol.  His single “Can’t Say Love” performed well in the Top 40 of the Urban Adult Contemporary charts.  Previous performers have included Jully Black, Michie Mee, Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates and August Rigo.

Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts promptly at 9 p.m.  Tickets are available at participating outlets and online at TicketGateway.com.

ABOUT CASIO®:

Casio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, striving to realize our corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products.

CASIO® Canada Ltd. is located at 141 McPherson Street, Markham, Ontario, L3R 3L3, Canada, and markets calculators, musical instruments, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products.

www.casioca.com

ABOUT MUSICOUNTS®

MusiCounts associated with CARAS, is a charity based organization that focuses on supporting music programs in schools across Canada, ensuring that children of all walks of life have access to music education through instrument grants, scholarships and other music initiatives. This year, schools across Canada will benefit from $600,000 worth of Band Aid musical instrument grants. The grants (worth $5,000 or $10,000) impact thousands of young Canadians and support diverse music programs that include concert and jazz bands to drum and guitar ensembles from Pre K to Grade 12 in urban, rural, remote and First Nations communities from coast to coast.  For more information on MusiCounts, please see their official website at http://www.musicounts.ca.

For General Info: info@giftofmusicTO.com
For Media Inquiries: nicky@publicitysupport.ca

Darling Nicky, Publicity and Media Relations,
The CASIO® Gift of Music

GLENN LEWIS

24 HOURS OF 24 DJ’s MIXING LIVE TO RADIO BROADCAST AND LIVE AUDIENCES ON CHRY 105.5FM

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24 HOURS OF 24 DJ’s MIXING LIVE TO RADIO BROADCAST AND LIVE AUDIENCES ON CHRY 105.5FM

 

TORONTO, ONTARIO –Thursday, October 3, 2013 //

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013 CHRY 105.5 FM invites an exciting roster of DJ’s to the campus of York University to participate in Canada’s largest DJ Mix Relay Marathon broadcast 24 HOURS/24 DJS (24djs.ca).

This 24hour media (and non-stop music) event will mark the 3rd Annual event of its kind and a unique broadcast experience never attempted on Toronto radio airwaves until CHRY 105.5FM established it in 2011. It will also launch the radio stations 2013 public fundraising drive ‘celebrating 26 years on the FM dial’.

As one of the standing leaders in alternative source media across the city of Toronto – there is no other station on the dial suited to pull off such a historical media moment. Twenty-four highly influential DJ’s and night life industry leaders will grace the air-waves with one-hour mix DJ sets over the course of 24 hours. The first set will begin at NOON on Tuesday, October 15th with world WTF Turntabilist Champion DJ GROUCH and end NOON on Wednesday, October 16th with world renowned I*AM Artist and Toronto Raptors Game Day DJ 4KORNERS.

CHRY 105.5FM’s legacy as a stakeholder for DJ culture is well founded through several signature on-air series such as May Is Month Of The DJ and further substantiated through international recognition as the leading content provider of Afro-Caribbean programming among all C/C class stations across North America for over 23-years.

The 24-hour Mix DJ Relay Marathon will cover a wide array of genres and profile some of the city’s more influential DJ talents from radio, club and nightlife across Southern Ontario including Tuesday September 15th: Legendary Soca DJ DR. JAY – DE SOCA PRINCE (4PM), National Redbull 3Style Champion DJ MENSA (6PM), the World Famous – STARTING FROM SCRATCH (5PM), and Wednesday morning 2012 Regional Redbull 3Style Champion DJ MAKEM (10AM) and several more very notable DJ’s (see below for full roster).

CHRY Radio Inc. is inviting media reps and bloggers to the 105.5FM studios located on the Keele campus of York University inside The Student Centre to witness the event unfold live over the 24 hour period in front of live audiences of up to 1200 youth and community members in locations throughout the newly renovated facility. For those in the media interested in securing  interview slots with any of the identified DJ’s from the mix relay: please contact:

Randy Reid, CHRY 105.5FM Program Director at chryprog@yorku.ca or phone – 416.736.5293 ext. 70366.

Based in Toronto, Ontario CHRY 105.5FM is the market’s leading source for diversity on the FM dial. Our signal broadcasts to a base residential audience of over 1.5 million and offers a varied program schedule showcasing a strong mix of language, culture, lifestyle and talk programming. As a recognized leader in community-centric broadcast CHRY Radio Inc. (105.5FM) sustains a mass listening audience by working with credible ambassadors of identified causes, musical genres and communities to deliver content that expertly fills the void of local ‘points of view’ and culture absent in media across Canada. You can tune into CHRY across the GTA at 105.5FM and across Southern Ontario on several digital cable providers and worldwide at: www.chry.fm or (Mobile APP) www.tunein.com.                                  .

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#24DJS ROSTER

The following list outlines the confirmed and very talented 2013 roster. Interview blocks are available 20mins before and after their one-hour set. Please schedule 5-7min block with Program Director at chryprog@yorku.ca

FIRST WAVE – OCTOBER 15th, 2013 (Noon):

(01) 12:00PM – DJ GROUCH (@djgrouch)

(02) 01:00PM – DJ SMARTIEZ (@DJSMARTIEZ)

(03) 02:00PM – DJ FASE (@DJFASE)

(04) 03:00PM – DJ ROMEO (@TheRealDJRomeo)

(05) 04:00PM – DR. JAY (@socaprince)

(06) 05:00PM – STARTING FROM SCRATCH (@djsfs)

(07) 06:00PM – DJ MENSA (@mensathedj)

(08) 07:00PM – DJ RITZ (@djritz)

(09) 08:00PM – DJ BIG JACKS (@bigjacks)

(10) 09:00PM – DJ DOC (@DEJAYDOC)

(11) 10:00PM – DJ MEL-BOOGIE (@djmelboogie)

(12) 11:00PM – BLACK REACTION (@blackreaction)

SECOND WAVE – OCTOBER 16th, 2013 (till Noon):

(13) 12:00AM – DJ ROYALE (@RoyaleGG)

(14) 01:00AM – DJ RED X (@DJREDXO)

(15) 02:00AM – BOZACK MORRIS (@bozackula)

(16) 03:00AM – ROOTSMAN SOUND (tba)

(17) 04:00AM – DJ HOT SHOT (@IAMDJHOTSHOT)

(18) 05:00AM – DJ BABY YU (@djbabyyu)

(19) 06:00AM – DJ MARXMAN (@MARXMAN_KOS)

(20) 07:00AM – DJ ONONYMOUS (@iamdjo)

(21) 08:00AM – DJ SPOONZ (@djspoonz)

(22) 09:00AM – DJ SOCA SWEETNESS (@DJSOCASWEETNESS)

(23) 10:00AM – DJ MAKEM (@DJMAKEM)

(24) 11:00AM – 4KORNERS (@4KORNERS)

MORE INFORMATION AT: 24djs.ca

Live Reggae Music Tuesdays Continues with Fall Concert Series in Midtown Toronto

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Uptown Toronto’s ‘Live Reggae Music Tuesdays’ Concert Series inside Seven 44 with featured Special Guest Artists hosted by Leroy King & Andre Blenman is making History for Canadian Music and has created a platform for the Community and Music Industry

Toronto, ON – Oct 11th, 2013 — Freedom Time Media’s Leroy King and Event Promoter Andre Blenman have made  Live Reggae Music Tuesdays a hit bringing the Caribbean Island Flavour to Seven44 Restaurant & Lounge with featured Artists like Exco Levi, Humble, Korexion, Progress, Ammoye, Kerian, Isax, Lindo P, Blessed, Popa Levy, Junior Miller, Otis Gayle, Carl Henry III, Ms. Paige, Kim Kelly, Melodic Yoza, Dylan Murray, Tasha T, Nkrumah, Mel Dube, Nikki Clarke, Diane James and the Higher Ground Band with Special Guests.

The Duo is pleased to announce another exciting concert series line-up with drink specials sponsored by Heineken inside Seven 44 Restaurant/Lounge & Patio for October/November featuring Canada’s Hip Hop Queen & Multi Genre Artist ‘Michie Mee’, Reggae Ambassador, DJ & Selector ‘Lindo P’, Island Pop Artist ‘Shalli’ and 2x Juno Award Winner and well Respected Hit Maker ‘Blessed’.

October 22nd ft. Michie Mee   

October 29th ft. Lindo P

November 19th ft. Shalli

November 26th ft. Blessed 

The event features sounds of the Caribbean for an after-work social audience with half price wings, appetizers, dinner menu and drinks with live entertainment featuring a reggae band, special guest artists and rotating djs.  Door prizes and giveaways will be made available as well.

“Live Reggae Music Tuesdays’ is the place for Reggae Music Lovers to enjoy local and international musicians with a live band and special guest djs.  We have created the foundation for this special event series to create community among live audiences to celebrate the universal form of music that Bob Marley made internationally known. Attendees have the opportunity to socialize and mingle with others, dance on the dance floor, eat appetizers or even have a drink or two”, says Leroy King & Andre Blenman.

Event Details:

Live Reggae music Tuesdays

Venue: Seven 44 – 744 Mt. Pleasant Rd. @ Eglinton, Toronto, ON

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 7:00pm – 12:00am

For Additional Info or Table Reservations Contact:

Leroy King at (647) 769-9433 or justboutit@gmail.com

Andre Blenman at (647) 222-7178 or andreblenman@gmail.com

Visit http://www.seven44.com for More Info on Live Reggae Music Tuesdays

Live Reggae Music Tuesdays

DESTRA – THE CARIBBEAN’S ROAD WARRIOR PLAYS MAS IN 2013 TORONTO CARNIVAL

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DESTRA – THE CARIBBEAN’S ROAD WARRIOR PLAYS MAS IN TORONTO

Famed Soca singer to appear at King and Queen, The Grand Parade and more!

 Hundreds of thousands of Torontonians have jumped up to the music of Destra while taking part in the annual Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival over the past decade.  This year, for the first time ever, Destra will actually be taking part in the parade and playing mas with her legion of Canadian and American fans!

Destra Garcia, the Trinidadian performer who has written and recorded Road Songs that revelers play Mas to at Carnival parades around the world, has been named the Monarch of the Scotaibank Caribbean Carnival. She will help officiate at this year King and Queen competition and the Grand Parade!

Destra is noted for her high-energy performances, harmonious vocal skill, her song writing ability and her unique fashion style.   She sings about carnival life and the joy of playing Mas.  Songs like It’s Carnival, I Dare You and Fly have become anthems for revelers and will be heard over-and-over on the Toronto parade route this August 3rd.

She is also known for contemporary life-style lyrics.  “Tonight I’m in de mood, (ah want to wine and behave rude) “ is the refrain from “I Dare You” is oft repeated and covered by Soca singers all over the world.

Destra Garcia will appear at the Thursday August 1st evening King and Queen costume Competition at Lamport Stadium (King / Dufferin).  She will assist in the crowning of the King and Queen of the Parade.  On Saturday, August 3rd she will appear at the judging stand of the Grand Parade in Exhibition Place and then will perform for revelers inside the Park at the Band Shell at 2pm. Performance also by JW and Blaze, KI, Orlando Octave and many more.

And finally on Sunday August 4th Destra is headlining the Caribana Fire Fete at the Sound Academy at Polson Pier (formerly The Docks).  Over 3,000 people are expected to attend the Sunday night (10pm) party with Destra and her band.  Also appearing on the bill will be Alison Hinds and her band and KI & 3veni‎.

About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

 The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Now in its 46th year, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America’s largest outdoor festival.

Corporate sponsors of this year’s festival include: Scotiabank, Chevrolet, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, FLOW fm, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, The Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Eglinton Square Mall, and the Liberty Grand.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival’s official website at www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Email: info@torontocaribbeancarnival.com.

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To interview Destra and for Media information:

Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com

Darling Nicky, Cultural Liaison
Cell: 905-399-5322
Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com

DESTRA 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Heats Up the City

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Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Heats Up the City

Performers will kick-off the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival at Nathan Phillips Square

JULY 8, 2013  (Toronto) The media are invited to join MPP, Minister Michael Coteau, Christine Williams, Scotiabank Vice-President Toronto East District,  members of the Canadian Caribbean community and Trinidad recording star Ravi B to kick off the 46th annual Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9 at Nathan Phillips Square.

The launch ceremony, hosted by CTV Toronto’s Andria Case and CP24’s Gurdeep Ahluwalia will be followed by a colourful parade of Mas players, Bahamian Junkanoo performers, steel pan performers, calypso singers and local and international Soca performers.   Caribbean food vendors and a beer tent will be available on the Square throughout the day and evening.

The Vibe Party, will take place later that day at Nathan Phillips Square, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. as part of a free outdoor show and will again feature Ravi B, the steel pan orchestra Salmon Cupid and Company, Calypso singers Macomere Fifi, Susan G, and Connector along with Canadian recording artist Mon-t-hama.

Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival events this summer include:

  • Opening Church Service. July 14, 11 a.m.  Revival Time Tabernacle Church. Free
  • Junior Carnival Parade, Soca & Calypso Showcase – July 20, 2013: 11am – 6pm The first big event, the Junior Carnival Parade will take place at Downsview Park. In 2012, over 2,500 children performed for the judges and played Mas along the streets of the Downsview Park. Chevrolet supports the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Junior Carnival Parade.
  • Festival Cup Match – July 20, 2013:  Sport fans will want to watch the Canadian Rugby League take on the Jamaica Rugby League at Lamport Stadium. This is the third year for the Festival match – the Canadian team remains undefeated. Game starts at 7:00 p.m.
  • NEW FREE EVENT: The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Summertime BBQ JULY 25, 2013: Food, Soca music, costumes, and Moko Jumbies at the Eglinton Square Shopping Centre (Eglinton East / Victoria Park).  12 – 2 p.m. free.
  • The Annual Gala – July 26, 2013: The Annual Gala, a formal wear party to honour the rich history of the festival and to sample Caribbean cuisine and the arts, will take place at the Liberty Grand Ballroom on the CNE grounds.  5.30 p.m. – 2.00 a.m.
  • Monarch Contest – July 28, 2013 Ontario’s best Calypso performers compete to see who will wear the crown as this country’s top Calypso singer. Evening competition to be held at the Chinese Cultural Centre’s P C Ho Theatre in Scarborough.  6 p.m. – midnight
  • The King and Queen Contest – August 1, 2013: This nighttime event showcases the elaborate costumes, which will be worn by the Kings and Queens in the Grand Parade. Due to overwhelming demand, the seating for Lamport Stadium is being increased to accommodate spectators at this year’s King And Queen competition.  7 p.m. – midnight.
  • Pan Alive – August 2, 2013: Pan Alive is the largest outdoor steel pan orchestra competition in North America.  Over a dozen orchestras from Ontario and Quebec will compete in an evening battle of the bands at Lamport Stadium. 7 p.m. – midnight.
  • THE GRAND PARADE – August 3, 2013: Exhibition Place & Lakeshore Blvd. 9am – 6pm. Rain or Shine!
  • Chutney Music Festival (Hotta Than Ah Chulla). August 4, 2013: Music. Food. Performances. The Italian Gardens. 12245 Derry Road East. 4 p.m. – midnight.  NEW EVENT

About Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, and revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Now in its 46th year, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. As Carnival is an international cultural phenomenon, the great metropolis of Toronto and its environs will come alive as the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. The Festival Management Committee oversees the running of North America’s largest outdoor festival.

Corporate sponsors of this year’s festival include: Scotiabank, Chevrolet, The Toronto Star, CTV, CP-24, FLOW fm, The Canadian Federal Government, The Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Tourism Toronto, The Greater Toronto Airports Authority, The Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Public Library, Eglinton Square Mall, and the Liberty Grand.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, Scotiabank Bright Future.  Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com.

For more information about the programmes and events, please visit the festival’s official website at www.torontocaribbeancarnival.com. The Festival Office is located at 19 Waterman Avenue. Contact info: Tel: 416-391-5608; Email: info@torontocaribbeancarnival.com.

For media inquires:

Stephen Weir
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Publicist
Phone 416-489-5868
Cell: 416-801-3101
Email: Stephen@stephenweir.com

Darling Nicky
Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival Assistant Publicist and Cultural Liaison to Media
Phone: 905-399-5322
Email: darlingnicky.ca@gmail.com