Truly destined to put his country on the map in the international music industry is the rapper locally known as 'Don Gialiani'. The rapper's newest accomplishments came while he was recently invited to attend the launch of the 2009 Barbados Music Awards on November 2nd and to perform at an annual Hip Hop Festival held by 'Timeless Barbados' where he was the opening artiste for headline act Kardinal Offishal of the Konvict Label and received a very warm reception from the Bajan crowd and media that were present. Besides Kardinal, he was the only other overseas act invited to perform at the Hip Hop Festival. The show was hosted by 'Timeless Barbados Inc. (timelessbarbados.com, http://www.myspace.com/timelessbarbadosinc) who are the owners of both the Hip Hop Festival and the Barbados Music Awards and also now the rapper's new management. While there, Gialiani had center page features in Heat Magazine, Barbados' most popular paper and the Advocate, another renowned entertainment paper of Barbados for the Hip Hop Festival and received rave reviews for his performance in The Heat Magazine and Nation Newspapers in center page aritcles. In addition, he was also featured in the Trinidadian 'Guardian Paper for that festival. He was also interviewed by several entertainment media companies from various countries including SoundCity Television which is said to be the largest Nigerian Entertainment television station. He also made other performances including at the Escape Hotel, West Coast. The artiste is currently working on music with the Hit Island Studio producer KB Sharp who is the manager of BMA winners and '09 nominees Ayana John and Buggy. He has so far recorded a collaboration with Dwane Husbands, a finalist of this year's 'Digicel Rising Star' competition and who has also done music with Rihanna (song titled "Dem Haters") off her "A Girl Like Me" album. He is also scheduled to work with other accomplished Bajan artistes such as Kirk Brown who is nominated for 5 BMAs in '09 including male artiste of the year and 'G' has also recently done a Hit Island remix for already popular chart topper "Guns And Roses" to be released on radio soon by Ayana John who is said to be the next big female Bajan artiste. Don Gialiani, now a confirmed Timeless Barbados managed artiste and their first non-Bajan artiste is scheduled to return to Barbados to attend and present an award at the BMA's on the 4th Jan. '09 . You can look forward to new music and videos and a host of entertainment events, from the artiste in the new year through his promotional company MusiCentral Production which he co-owns with business partner and fellow rapper Ry. These events are surely likely to see appearances and some performances from his new found contacts of the Bajan Music Industry and promise to put a new look on the concept parties of Guyana's Entertainment Scene. You can also find more info and music of Don Gialiani at http://gialiani.imeem.com, www.myspace.com/gialiani, and Or contact him at his personal email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a hit artiste of the 70's whose sensational voice still resonates with thousands of music lovers, Pamela Maynard's presence at Accolade – The Music Awards of Guyana will guarantee no one is lost, lonely and helpless.
Pamela's homecoming is filled with anxiety not only because of her endorsement of the Accolade but also for those who recall her versatility in most areas of popular black music including reggae, soul r&b, jazz, calypso and soca. She await the moment almost with impatience like every other Guyanese who looks forward to this magnificent big night, bringing together celebrities in an appropriate variety of disciplines to take the audience through fever pitch, nerve-hitting excitement.
Pamela is a talented Caribbean diva with a vocal range and expression to make an immediate and lasting impression on all manners of different audiences around the world. Unlike other acts fresh to the UK and European markets, Pamela has extensive professional experience in music.
Born in Georgetown she is the daughter of Guyanese singer/songwriter Mavis Maynard, who wrote Pamela's debut hit Lost, Lonely and Helpless. She performed alongside Eddy Grant at a memorable show in their hometown. Pamela was still attending school at that time and was already singing at parties and functions at the age of five. Since her father also ran a local sound system her knowledge and love for music was built on rock solid foundation, and her in-depth familiarity with the classics never failed to surprise the assorted bandleaders and galaxy of big name acts she would later sing within years to come.
After leaving school in 1976, she joined the army where she sang for visiting dignitaries such as Fidel Castro. She also represented Guyana at song festivals and from the age of 15 sand lead and backing vocals with Yoruba Singers and then Sid and the Slickers.
Pamela will be accompanied to Guyana by her Manager Ira Lewis who shares an amazing sense of optimism, anxiety and readiness. They are part of a larger overseas contingent of outstanding Guyanese musicians, young fresh talents, regional and international entertainment media are in the ready mode to fill the coveted slots for international participants.
Pamela promises to be the 'stunner' among those of her epoch and the fresh new line-up of contemporary talents, from her red carpet appearance to every other aspect of her involvement in sustaining a blissful mood as her tribute to the Awards Show. Email: email@example.com