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16Jul/14

Meet Miss British Virgin Islands – Shona Rogers

Miss British Virgin Islands -  Shona Rogers

At just 19-years-old, Shona Rogers has already copped two beauty titles; Miss Teen British Virgin Islands and Miss Earth British Virgin Islands! This ambitious young woman has no room for stagnation as she continues to reach for the stars with her next stop at the Miss Jamzone International Stage where she plans on promoting the strong people of her country and the fact that BVI is the sailing capital of the world.

However, Shona noted that her country has many historical buildings that show the influence of generations before but these are not showcased on a major platform. "I would like to see those sites restored and displayed in such a way that the tourists can appreciate the BVI for much more than our beaches and hotels," she pointed out. Rogers dreams of a career as a lawyer and is currently pursuing this dream at the University of Brighton where she is studying Business Law.

16Jul/14

Meet Miss Bahamas – Lexi Wilson

Miss Bahamas - Lexi Wilson

Miss Bahamas - Lexi Wilson

23-year-old Lexi Wilson is the definition of the 'Three Bs’ – Beauty, Brain and Body! This young woman graduated with her Bachelors in Biology and received special awards in Geography, Combined Science, Biology, Religious Knowledge and also track and field awards. She’s made the Dean’s Honor roll numerous times and is pursuing a career in dentistry. While she enjoys her rise on the academic ladder, Lexi found a new love in pageantry when she got her first taste in the 2013 Miss Bahamas Pageant which she managed to walk away with not only the award for best body but the crown as well!

Miss Wilson says she is looking forward to meeting the other delegates of the Miss Jamzone International Pageant and is excited about gaining knowledge of the different cultures she will be exposed to. Of course, she said she is also excited about visiting Guyana for the very first time! Lexi plans on promoting Bahamas’ main tourism product; the largest indoor aquarium in the world at Atlantis, one of the country’s best hotels.

10Jul/14

Meet Miss Barbados – Dannyele Leslie

Miss Barbaods - Dannyele Leslie

Miss Barbaods - Dannyele Leslie

This vibrant 25-year-old has an impressive line of special awards she have received for accomplishments she managed to reach including Valedictorian 2004, Most outstanding debater (Gavel Club President) 2002, 2003, 2004; Outstanding Academic Achievement 2004, winner of the National and Regional Optimist Oratorical Competitions 2004, highest exam mark in Barbados in the Royal Schools of Music Theory Exam 2001, Principal’s Award of Excellence 2005 and the list goes on. She can also be considered a ‘Pageant Girl’ having competed in several including Miss Carnival which she won in 2013, Miss Jaycees Caribbean Queen 2009, Miss Barbados World in which she placed first runner up, etc. Having consider herself an "old soul" Dannyele enjoys music from the Bee Gees, Air Supply and Whitney Houston and even enjoys singing herself.

This young lady says she dreams of being successful in life, making her parents, community country and herself proud and ultimately build a legacy for those who follow. "A legacy which impresses and you must seize each and every opportunity, whether it comes with its value stamped on it, or whether it comes in disguise, so that they too may be successful".

10Jul/14

Meet Miss St. Lucia- Amy Stephen

Miss St. Lucia - Amy StephenAt 20 years old, Amy Stephen is a full time teacher while pursuing a degree in theatre and marketing as she dreams of working in these fields either regionally or internationally. With a passion for singing and theatre, this young lady says she enjoys her leisure time improving her singing, violinist and flutist skills. Asked what she would like to see happen in the area of tourism in her country, Stephen said "I would like to see the industry become more holistic in terms of the partners involved...". She continued to say that her fellow St. Lucians make her most proud and would promote the country’s human resources as "mountains and tress can’t make you feel as welcomed as a gesture from someone you’ve never met.

11Jun/14

Classique Dance Company joins the Jamzone NYC cast!

Classique Dance Group

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.

4Jun/14

Soca Giant Bunji Garlin and the Vikings for Jamzone Guyana 2014

Bunji Garlin and Fay Lyons

Bunji Garlin and Fay Lyons

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!

21May/14

Skinny Fabulous confirmed for Jamzone N.Y.C.

Skinny Fabulous

Skinny Fabulous

We behaving the worst on August 09, 2014 when Jamzone Summer Break will be hosted in New York City!
Creating quite a buzz with his 2014 release 'Behaving the Worst', Skinny Fabulous is the most recent artist to be added to the Jamzone N.Y.C. edition lineup! Already, set to perform at the much anticipated event is Mavado, Timeka Marshall and x2.

Gamal Doyle, better known by his stage name Skinny Fabulous, is the unquestionably talented soca artist from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This versatile artist demonstrates his passion for his work with his quick wit and the capacity to mesmerize the crowd when on stage. Skinny Fabulous is always willing to push the boundaries of Caribbean music with energetic performances and with his own twist to the art; his style may sometimes be considered soca-dancehall, two genres that are sure to invigorate any crowd!
Skinny Fabulous is both a singer and songwriter but it was in 2008 that he made a major impression on the soca arena with the release of “Head Bad' for Vincy Mas of that year. With that release, the St. Vincent Soca Monarch was named and Skinny Fabulous' career skyrocketed since. He later collaborated with some of the top soca artists such as Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons, Peter Ram, Kevin Lyttle, etc.

Among some of the songs Skinny Fabulous is highly recognized for are 'De Beast Leh Go', 'Summer Body', 'Badder than Everybody' and 'Fetting On'.
Jamzone NYC, which is slated for August 09, 2014 at The Village, Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, is promised to be nothing less than adrenaline-charged and plans have definitely kick-started in this direction with the first set of bookings and what's more exciting, other performers are yet to be announced.
While this will be the first year for Jamzone to be hosted in the U.S., the event is in its fourteenth year in Guyana where it is established as the greatest calendar event. Promoters are aiming for Guyana's most anticipated event to make a similar impact on the international scene.

15May/14

Timeka Marshall confirmed for Jamzone N.Y.C.!

Timeka Marshall

Timeka Marshall

Guyanese songstress Timeka Marshall will be performing live when Hits and Jams Entertainment takes Guyana's greatest event to New York City!
Jamzone NYC, which is slated for August 09, 2014 at The Village, Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, is promised to be nothing less than adrenaline-charged and plans have definitely kick-started in this direction with the first booking of Mavado and now Timeka!

This talented young woman launched a music career in 2005 when she emerged as the winner of the first GT&T Jingle and Song Competition. She has since rose to stardom and is currently working diligently to improve her craft while residing in 'Dancehall-Reggae Nation' Jamaica. Her most recent singles are 'Come Over', 'Take it Easy' and 'Undercover Lady'

More acts are yet to be added to the Jamzone NYC lineup.
While this will be the first year for Jamzone to be hosted in the U.S., the event is in its fourteenth year in Guyana where it is established as the greatest calendar event. Promoters are aiming for Guyana's most anticipated event to make a similar impact on the international scene.

7May/14

Mavado confirmed as first act for Jamzone N.Y.C.!

Mavado

Mavado

As excitement spread after the announcement of the hosting of Jamzone in New York City, promoters have started unraveling details about the event beginning with the announcement that 'Gully God' Mavado has been confirmed to perform at the event.

Jamzone NYC, which is slated for August 09, 2014 at The Village, Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn, is promised to be nothing less than adrenaline-charged and plans have definitely kick-started in this direction with the booking of Mavado!
The artist, whose real name is David Constantine Brooks, is no stranger to Jamzone and nor is he to Brooklyn so when those two are brought together, what do you get? The ultimate Brooklyn shutdown, Guyanese style!

Mavado over the years skyrocketed on charts across the Caribbean with hits like 'So Special', 'Settle Down', 'Star Bwoy', 'Hope and Pray', 'Last Night', 'Pepper', 'Caribbean Girls', 'Mr. Tek Weh Yuh Gal', 'Delilah', etc. Now U.S. based and signed with We the Best Music Group, Mavada was able to expand his fan base and released under this label 'Emergency' featuring Ace Hood and 'Survivor' featuring Akon. Other popular collaborations are 'Give it all to me' with Nicki Minaj and 'Take it' with Karian Sang.

More acts are yet to be added to the Jamzone NYC lineup.
While this will be the first year for Jamzone to be hosted in the U.S., the event is in its fourteenth year in Guyana where it is established as the greatest calendar event. Promoters are aiming for Guyana's most anticipated event to make a similar impact on the international scene.

17Nov/13

Fashion Designer Tyrone Nelson: English Duck International Designs

    

CEO AND DESIGNER: TYRONE NELSON 

A Graduate of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Barbados within the field of Business Management,

CEO and Fashion Designer of English Duck International Designs (EDI), which was established and created in October 2006 by Mr. Tyrone Nelson, a young, energetic, creative, confident and artistic individual, Before Mr. Nelson became a part of the fashion industry as a designer he launched his career in Barbados as a model in the Ebony Model Agency, he have captured two titles after competing in two (2) male pageants, Namely: Mr. Ebony Barbados, and Face of Shabough Barbados,
Mr. Nelson have graced the run way in Barbados as a model on numerous stages including Barbados Fashion Week.

    
EDI Designs was officially launched in 2007 at the Barbados Manufacturing Expo (BMEX), under the title Evolution; with great reviews, for its artistic and creative work. He obtained a Diploma in "Fashion" at the Barbados Community College, and escalated into the fashion world by representing EDI Designs on stages such as "Caribbean Fashion Week, Barbados Fashion Week, Style Week Jamaica, Red Run Way Fashion show in Trinidad & Tobago, Ester Barnes Fashion Show in Toronto Canada, Guyana Fashion Week and is presently turning heads on the fashion arena in the island of Bahamas where he currently resides".

EDI Designs have been mold into one of the most futuristic and talked about designs around Guyana, and the Caribbean, EDI Designs also expand its services and expertise, by coordinating, and constructing wardrobe and pageants, such as the Miss Guyana Talented Teen, Miss Free Port, in Bahamas and Point a pier, in Trinidad, including numerous others etc. He has also judged trained and produced models for numerous pageants around the Caribbean.
August 2011 in Trinidad & Tobago Mr. Tyrone Nelson launched his all-male clothing line "venom" at in Trinidad and Tobago and was widely received.

  
It’s there he was challenge to create, design and produce Carnival Costumes, both kiddies and adult in 2012 in Trinidad and Tobago, Many of which have won prices such as Band and Individual of the year, throughout Trinidad & Tobago, and has expanded to the fashion and carnival arena, in countries such as Miami, Barbados, Grenada and Antigua, etc.
EDI Designs continue to showcase its creativity and uniqueness around the Caribbean where ever the opportunity arises, and continue to voice his expertise in judging, training, producing and coordinating male and female beauty pageants around the Caribbean region.
It is the aim of Tyrone Nelson, to bring the future fashion world into the reality of today, with his unique and creative ideas, with the usage of Pin Chains, Furs, Cords and Ropes ETC.
EDI Designs, Setting the Trend for the Future Designing World.