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28Jun/13

Miss Guyana Jamzone 2013 to be Selected on July 1st

Christel Mittelholzer

Christel Mittelholzer

Miss Guyana Jamzone 2013 will be unveiled come Monday live on HJTV as the curtains come down on the month-long reality show!
Three beautiful, daring young ladies stepped up to the plate and completed week after week of exciting, new challenges which helped the public in their journey to select that ideal contestant through text-voting.

Alicia Bess

Alicia Bess

Contesting for this prestigious title and the chance to win US$10,000 come August 21 are 23-year-old Ashley Cameron, 22-year-old Christel Mittelholzer and 23-year-old Alicia Bess.

These women have shown great tolerance and determination, accepting challenges ranging from waitressing to acting to club parties and still to come, our finalists will be hitting the runway this Sunday at ‘Fit Me 2013’ happening at Umana Yana.
Cameron, Mittelholzer and Bess have all grown as a result of their passion for pageantry and goal to succeed in this year’s Miss Guyana Jamzone competition.

Ashley Cameron

Ashley Cameron

The Hits and Jams team will be proud to have any of these three individuals represent our country in the international leg. Voting continues up to Monday noon. Text “1” to vote for Ashley Cameron, “2” for Christel Mittelholzer and “3” for Alicia Bess to 626-8487 or 602-0406.
Tune in at 6pm on July 1 to see who walks away as Miss Guyana Jamzone 2013!

27Jun/13

Dancehall Giant Konshens for Jamzone 2013 Regional Night!

Konshens

Konshens

Explosive Dancehall artist Konshens will perform live at the Regional Night of Jamzone Summer Break 2013 come August 16 at the Guyana National Stadium.
Konshens, whose real name is Garfield Spence, is one of several artists who have been booked to perform at this year’s Regional Concert which has been known to attract thousands.

With hits like 'Realest Song’, 'Winner’, 'Good Girl Gone Bad’, 'Represent’, 'Gal Dem a Talk’ and more recently songs that have been sending shockwaves throughout the Caribbean and other parts of the world 'Couple Up’, 'I’m coming’, 'Siddung’, 'Boost Har Up’ and 'Bad Gal’, Konshens is sure to rock the venue!
Known to be one of the Caribbean’s most adroit entertainers, Konshens 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.
Konshens is one of the few artistes that have broken through the social strata, creating songs that explore and address a wide spectrum of issues including crime, discrimination, prejudice, poverty and political pandering. Of course, Konshens also explores the lighter side of living through his songs created just for dancing and romancing the ladies.

His 2005 single "Pon Di Corner" was a major hit in Japan, Juba, South Sudan and led to a month-long tour of the country and a Japan-only album release. His album, Real Talk, was released by Japanese label Koyashi in 2010. A second album was also announced to be released in Jamaica on Tad Dawkins' Tad's International label. Konshens also launched his own Subkonshus label in 2010, working with new acts including his brother Delus.
In May 2011, he was one of several high-profile Jamaican celebrities to take part in a march in Torrington Park calling for an end to political rivalry in the area, commemorating a fire in May 1980 at the Eventide Home which killed over 150 elderly women, for which politically motivated arson was suspected.

This artist’s ability to captivate his audience with heart-throbbing and nonstop-gyrating tunes makes him a sure pick for Jamzone Summer Break 2013 Regional Concert!

21Jun/13

R. Kelly to headline Jamzone Summer Break 2013 International Concert!

Jamzone 2013 INternational Night Poster

R&B Legend R. Kelly will be performing live at the Guyana National Stadium on August 24 when Hits and Jams Entertainment hosts its annual Jamzone Summer Break International Concert!

Robert Sylvester Kelly, better known by his stage name R. Kelly, will headline this show and promises to make it an unforgettable evening for fans of great soulful music as he is often referred to as the 'King of R&B'.

This artist is an American Singer/Songwriter and Record Producer who has been on the entertainment scene for more than two decades. A few of R. Kelly's biggest hits are "Bump n' Grind", "Your Body's Callin'", "I Believe I Can Fly", "Gotham City", "Ignition (Remix)", "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time", "The World's Greatest", "I'm a Flirt", and "Trapped in the Closet". He won three Grammy Awards for "I Believe I Can Fly" in 1998.
R. Kelly has worked with many great artists in his industry including the late Aaliyah for whom he produced her 1994 debut album 'Age ain't nothing but a number' and in 1996, he was nominated for writing 'You are not alone' made popular by the late Micheal Jackson. R. Kelly is also known for collaborations with Rapper Jay-Z and Hip Hop artists like Sean 'P-Diddy' Combs, Fat Joe and Nas.

This superstar has been recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as one of the best-selling music artists in the United States with 38.5 million albums sold as well as only the fifth black artist to reach the top 50 of the same list.

More recently in March 2011, R. Kelly was named the most successful R&B artist of the last 25 years by Billboard. He has released 10 studio albums in total, sold 38.5 million albums in the U.S. and over 54 million albums worldwide making him the most successful R&B male artist of 1990s!
R. Kelly has definitely been delivering the best of R&B music to the world and we are fortunate to witness this journey!

14Jun/13

Ten [10] fun packed days planned for Jamzone Summer Break 2013 starting from August 16!

Mark those calendars! Finally, the dates of Guyana's biggest summer event have been released! The most anticipated event of the year, Jamzone Summer Break 2013, has been set for August 16 – August 25!
From the beginning of the year, the big question has been "When is Jamzone?!" Guyanese abroad and those at home have been waiting for this moment, the moment when summer plans can be finalized and those flights can be booked!

With so many attractions wrapped up into ten days of fun and exciting events, it has been proven that travelers prefer to vacation in Guyana while Guyanese enjoy the comfort of saving BIG dollars by spending their August holiday right at home where they can take advantage of quality entertainment at very affordable rates!
Being in its thirteenth year, Jamzone has grown from a simple one-day beach event to a ten-day affair with events ranging from the fanciest of Jazz Festivals to the biggest international concerts to the most attractive of sporting events.
From the time of Jamzone's introduction in 2001 to the present, this event underwent several evolutionary stages but none was more significant than the facelift it received in 2009 when history was made in the local entertainment industry. Three consecutive days of Super Concerts were hosted at the Guyana National Stadium where the Caribbean's most prolific artistes performed. Guyana partied non-stop for three full days!

As the years rolled on, International acts were added to the roster of activities, the first being R&B Singer/Songwriter Neyo! With this achievement, Hits and Jams never failed to fall from this dimension and has since brought to Guyana R&B Singer/Songwriter Trey Songz, Rapper/Songwriter Eve and Hip Hop Recording Artist Rick Ross.
This year we're shooting further! We will maintain ten days of activities but the excitement will be intensified with new additions. Our string of events includes the now annual Jazz Night and Fashion Show, Kids Zone, the Miss Jamzone International Pageant, the Regional Night Concert and International Night Concert. Among initiatives added to this year's schedule are a magnificent Ski Show, a Biker's Fest event, Food/Local Night and a Football match between two big local teams.
Those who are anxious for our headlining acts to be revealed will have to wait a while longer as the Hits and Jams team is not quite ready to let the cat out the bag. However, it must be noted that the main act for this year's International Night has been secured! As usual, patrons can look forward to a top class artiste who has stormed the music scene.

As it relates to the Regional Night Concert, partygoers can anticipate outstanding singers and musicians who are sure to bring that Caribbean flare to the table. With several acts booked for this event, it will be an evening of Soca, Dancehall, Reggae and Chutney sure to keep fans gyrating all through the night.
Jamzone Summer Break is an annual entertainment festival which is held in Guyana during the month of August. It has been accredited by the Ministry of Tourism as an annual calendar festival in Guyana which serves to provide both domestic and international tourists with wholesome entertainment during the local August holiday known internationally as the ‘Summer' vacation.

14Jun/13

Jamzone Summer Break officially launches this Saturday!

Jamzone Launch Party

It's finally that time of the year when the drinks get colder, skin gets darker and the parties get a whole lot crazier! Jamzone Summer Break officially kicks off at Palm Court this Saturday when Hits and Jams Entertainment will host the Summer Colours Party!

The launching party will allow patrons exclusive insights of the official Jamzone schedule which will be displayed on monitors around the venue! So come out and start marking those calendars as the dates will officially be disclosed.

Also, our three finalists in the Miss Guyana Jamzone 2013 competition will be present for photo opportunities and interaction with patrons!
Entertainment will be provided by the 94.1 Boom FM DJs and Fusion Sound System.
Ladies are free before 11pm so come out and enjoy the vibes in your SUMMER COLOURS!

22Jan/13

Jamzone to explore N.Y.C., Miami, Canada and England!

Guyanese overseas and foreigners who have never gotten the opportunity to experience Jamzone may finally be able to do so as organizers are seriously looking at the prospects of taking Jamzone international!

Chief Executive Officers of local entertainment giant Hits and Jams, Rawle Ferguson and Kerwin Bollers, are currently in talks with promoters from New York City, Miami, Canada and England to take Guyana’s biggest event to these parts.

Of course, these will have to be hosted at different time periods throughout 2013 and our local supporters will not be disappointed as a result of this massive extension. Jamzone summer break will be hosted in Guyana during its usual dates with a full line up of great acts and events.
By taking the product outside the local market, Hits and Jams believe that our country will be promoted on a higher level and the goal of broadening the tourism arena will eventually be reached.

In the startup period of the business, the small team aimed to create a beach atmosphere and focused their energies on doing just that for their first attempt at Jamzone Summer Break in 2000.
Now, more than a decade later, Jamzone has moved from a simple one day beach affair to a week-long (and soon to be two week long) string of events, ranging from International Pageants to Jazz Festivals. International artistes have touched these shores to perform at concerts featured for Jamzone and today, Hits and Jams is highly recognized for the achievement of Jamzone.