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2Sep/09

Casting for Genesis Fashion Rhythm 11

Arrowhead Promotions, Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - Attractive Guyanese runway models once again have the opportunity to participate in Guyana’s one-of-a-kind star studded event Genesis Fashion Rhythm 11 under perfect moonlight ambience in the heart of the City at the Promenade Gardens, on Sunday September 27.

Arrowhead Promotions is issuing a casting call for male and female models for Saturday, September 5 at the benab of the Promenade Gardens. Those inclined to attend the casts must walk with 4’’ high heels shoes to parade before the panel in their attempt to make the best impression. The height requirement for women is 5ft 7″ and above and for men 5ft 9″ and above.

Genesis Fashion Rhythm aims to highlight the symbiotic relationship between entertainment and business in Guyana and is another of the pre events to Accolade Music Awards of Guyana

Celebrity musicians will become vivid and bold among professional models on a three-dimensional catwalk as they display clothing by top local designers. These selected exquisite designs will present numerous options to fashion fanatics craving for sassy and enticing clothing to wear at Accolade Music Awards of Guyana in November 21.

Genesis is different and daring and represents a tremendous step forward in the local entertainment sphere. The producers promise to live up to the expectations with quality by confident designers and music professionals. Definitely the evening will see stunning performances by Guyana’s top entertainers defining a moment of classic entertainment.

Capitalizing on a successful launch in July, Accolade endeavours to build on the outpouring support by sponsors, music producers/professionals, music lovers among thousands of well wishers and friends.

Reviews of last year’s inaugural event described it as ‘’awesome and magnificent’’ with admiration for the excellent use of the aesthetics of the Promenade Gardens, artistes and designers’ classy outfits.

The participation of celebrity artiste in a fashion event has a unique fascination as they demonstrate bravery and versatility, switching role from musical stage performances to modeling on the catwalk.

1Sep/09

Teacher drives off with $3.5M Jamzone reward

Miss Jamzone 2009 - Charis JosephWith an expressed need for more pomp and ceremony and better stage decor for tourism promotions, the organisers of the Miss Jamzone 2009 pageant lifted the standards while showcasing a commendable bevy of possible Miss Guyana delegates Sunday night at Splashmin’s Fun Park on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway.

An estimated audience of 15,000 was treated to spirited competition among eight beauties with 23-year-old school teacher, Charis Joseph, proving the pick of the lot, and securing the ninth Miss Jamzone crown.

Joseph, who was a clear crowd favourite from her initial appearance on stage, used an infectious smile and charming personality to woo the crowd. Her response to the final question sealed the deal.

Her success ensures that she drives away with the $3.5M Toyota IST first prize, while she also will be rewarded with other prizes for copping the Miss Body Beautiful and Miss Intelligence titles.

The Noitgedacht, Linden resident is a graduate of President’s College and Cyril Potter College of Education.

In addition to her good looks, Joseph left no stone unturned by confidently expressing that she is the best suited to be queen as “people see me as an outspoken individual who can make an excellent ambassador and I’m always talking about Guyana. This pageant gives me the platform to really sell Guyana if given the opportunity.”

First runner-up was the petite 19-year-old Marsha Chester of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. A graduate of School of the Nations and a one-time Miss Guyana Talented Teen first runner-up, Chester is the Assistant Manager of “Big and Tall Boutique.” She receives a motor scooter for her efforts.

The second runner-up prize of a laptop computer went to Lindener, Tunisha Elexy.

The 23-year-old, also of Linden, and Princess Street Werk–en–Rust in Georgetown, is a graduate of New Silver City Secondary School, Critchlow Labour College and Winclex Computer School.

Kerry Woolford and Lashawn De Souza were third and fourth runner-up respectively.
Prize giving is set for Friday.

By Mondale Smith

1Sep/09

Jamzone Summer Break Soca show lives up to the hype – Machel ‘sell off’

A soca therapy session administered by 'Dr. Machel Montano' and his High Definition band at the stadium on Saturday night, has certainly erased any doubt that he loves Guyana as a performing stage.

There was hardly a person with dry clothing on Sunday morning when "the one time" too young to soca artiste concluded his performance at the Jamzone Summer Break Weekend. This came after several years of shows void of the artiste.

Some commendable Guyanese acts raised the curtain with a mixed bag of music ranging from dance hall, to hip hop, to Soca that reached crescendo with Guyana's rubber waist Jomo Primo dishing out some of X2 hot hits including the energetic  'crazy' soca song.

During his performance Jomo proved why he's among the few Guyanese acts with mad international entertainment abilities with a bias mainly for the ladies. He caused mad frenzy vocally and with his every gyration and instruction they screamed in wild abandon.

By the end of his steamy high energy performance he was topless and dripping and so were some of the local fans.  But this was a set up for the show stopper of the night: Machel Montano.

The mere mention of his name sent a contagious fever that saw the already packed VIP area being invaded by Machel crazy fans who simply wanted to come closer.

It couldn't have been something in the drinks because the variety represented every beverage company on the local shores and they were all well supported. And it certainly could not have been the temperature in the Providence stadium because that location is an open air venue.

Machel with help from Patrice Roberts, Farmer Nappy and one other artiste caused a soca tornado that caused even those with inhibitions to lose their selves.

They dished out hit after hit and his dancers added to the party mood too. The crowd numbering in the tens of thousands certainly had a good time void of any incidents. Some people saw it fit to steal wine here and there without rejection in most cases.

Then came the 'toro toro' charge that heated up the stadium. "A grade, A grade and A grade" is the verdict from the tens of thousands of Guyanese who flocked the Providence stadium for the Inaugural Jamzone Summer Break Weekend soca show.

Guyanese soca lovers have concluded that the long overdue wait for Soca king Machel Montano was certainly made up for on Saturday night into Sunday morning at the national stadium. There was not one person with dry clothing at the end of the inaugural Jamzone Summer Break weekend. Neither were there any notable complaints.

He also made a promise to the fans that if they chanted hard enough he would be back for Mashramani 2010. And they certainly did.

By Mondale Smith