The wait is over and Guyana found its queen! Twenty-four-year old Soyini Fraser will represent Guyana come August at the Miss Jamzone International Pageant and Hits and Jams Entertainment could not be more pleased with this representative.
Enthusiastic, daring, determined, ingenious and radiant; a few words which tell who this young lady is. Over the years, Soyini has evolved from just a simple and promising Guyanese girl into Beauty Queen, model, an aspiring Christian Child-Psychologist, a dancer, TV Hostess, role model and a true Guyanese!
In the pageant arena, Miss Fraser was the first young lady to be crowned Miss Earth Guyana in 2010, and the first Guyanese woman to represent her country at Miss Earth. The following year, she was in the line up for Miss World Guyana gaining the first runner up spot and the title Miss Princess of the World 2011. In Czech Republic, Soyini won Miss Best National Costume Princess of the World with "Guyana’s Dream" by Olympia Small-Sonaram and she did not stop there. Guyana Model Search 2012 was next in which she placed first runner up then headed to Miami for Miss United Nations International and won! The first Guyanese to win this title!
According to Soyini, the individual she is today can be attributable to a sound Christian and Educational background with the morals her parents imbued in her as a child to use later on in life as vehicles to success. Miss Jamzone Guyana 2014 lives by the credo "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world," Albert Einstein.
Highly acclaimed dance group, Classique Dance Company, has been confirmed to perform at the Jamzone Summer Break 2014, New York Edition!
The Classique Dance Company is known to be one of Guyana's most successful and well known contemporary dance companies, founded in 2000 by dancer and choreographer Mr. Clive Prowell. The company's mission has since been to empower young people through dance and creative collaboration in the performing arts, building self esteem and inspiring self-expressive community action. The company has traveled throughout Guyana. Their repertoire of major events also includes CARIFESTA 10 of which the company was selected to lead the opening ceremony and represent as the CARIFESTA logo.
The Company also performed for the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) held at the National Cultural Center on the 25th of November, 2010. Details of their major performances include performances at the Guyana Folk Festival 2010-2012 held in Brooklyn, NYC of which 8 out of 16 of the company members participated and in the year 2012, the Classique dance company was awarded best dance production/dance Company in the Caribbean at the West Indian Music Award Ceremony. On the other hand, Classique usually hosts three shows per year at the National Cultural Center to show the company's growth which is divided in three quarters throughout the year.
The Company has built a loyal audience base and has received accolades for its kinetic, high-energy performances, technical acuity, and generous personality. Since its inception, the Classique dance company has received international acclaim from audiences throughout South America, the Caribbean and the United States.
This group will perform live at The Village, Brooklyn, New York City on August 09, 2014 when Jamzone Summer Break is hosted.
Explosive Ragga Soca artist Bunji Garlin and the Vikings Band will perform live at the Jamzone Summer Break 2014 concert come August 23 in Guyana!
Garlin, whose real name is Ian Alvarez, is one of several artists who have been booked to perform at this year's concert which has been known to attract thousands.
With hits like 'By D Bar', 'Jump Up', 'Plenty Gal, 'Tun Up' and more recently songs that have been sending shockwaves throughout the Caribbean and other parts of the world 'Red Light District', 'Carnival Tabanca', 'Truck on the Road and 'Differentology', Garlin is sure to rock the venue!
Known to be one of the Caribbean's most adroit lyricists, Garlin is considered to be an unstoppable performer as this quality is paired with his astounding vocal flair leaving fans mesmerized long after he leaves the stage.
Bunji is one of the few artistes that have successfully bridged the generation gap as well as broken through the social strata, creating songs that explore and address a wide spectrum of issues including crime, discrimination, prejudice, poverty, sexual deviation and political pandering. Of course Bunji also explores the lighter side of living through his songs created just for dancing and romancing the ladies.
Bunji has won Trinidad's Soca Monarch/International Soca Monarch) competition on several occasions; in 2002 with "Down in the Ghetto", 2004 with "Warrior Cry", 2005 with "Blaze the Fire" and 2008 with "Fiery". He also placed second in the International Soca Monarch 2009 with "Clear De Road", while his pregnant wife Fay Ann Lyons came in at first place with "Meet Super Blue".
He has been gaining major recognition on the international scene after the release of his 2013 hit 'Differentology' which won a 2013 Soul Train Award for Best International Performance, defeating tracks be Eminem and DJ Khaled in New York hip-hop station Hot 97's Battle of the Beats, was featured in an episode of ABC's Grey's anatomy, and earned Garlin an enviable slot on Hot 97's annual Summer Jam's main stage alongside artists like 50 Cent, The Roots and Nas. Garlin and his wife also recently appeared and performed on BET's 106 & Park.
Garlin's ability to captivate his audience with heart-throbbing, flag-waving and nonstop-gyrating tunes makes him a sure pick for the Jamzone Summer Break 2014 Concert!