As a follow up to the launch of the new company the Wildfire Entertainment group in staying true to their aim of making every event a WE ting will be supporting or creating activities to aid in the entertainment and tourism development product for Guyana.
Explaining further Jermaine Softley, VP of Operations said "Our new company WE is designed to ensure that we do our part in aiding the betterment of our society. And as such he noted that "When we say every event is a WE ting, it is because of the many people involved in making it a reality. Even when our events are over WE will contribute in some form or the other to the community and all our paying patrons are basically the benefactors.
In giving back, the WE group will be hosting a free school show in the National Park today (Friday July 2nd) from 16:00hrs to 17:00hrs to raise awareness in the fight against Domestic Violence."
Jonathan Beepat, CEOof wild fire productions said "We have realized that recently Domestic Violence cases have been on the rise and we decided to use our influence to add our voices to assist in this fight. Expressing the belief that men and women are like the wings of a bird he said without one wing the bird cannot soar to greater heights and Domestic violence cripples us and we are saying stop domestic abuse! Tarrus is an advocate against this ill and, through Wildfire Entertainment, will be giving a special message to all who attend.
This event is free and is the group's way giving back.
Tarrus Riley, Freddy McGregor, Duane Stephenson headed Guyana’s way
Reggae/dancehall stars Tarrus Riley, Duane Stephens and Freddy McGregor as well as the promoters are all promising a memorable nigh for music lovers where reggae and some lover’s rock vibes will be the order of the night but mostly on life’s conscious side.
They are scheduled to arrive on Thursday April 9, to take to the National Park Stage on April 11 with Reggae Vibes offerings from the best of both worlds.
The artistes who are scheduled to arrive on Thursday night from Jamaica are promising much for patrons.
As opposed to some artiste who berate and belittle women Taurus holds high respect for women and the very conscious, humble and self assertive Tarrus Riley is guaranteed to offer his fans a live show that’s sound as good as the recorded music.
In his first visit to the local shores patrons are guaranteed 110 percent on stage and aside from ‘she’s Royal as promotions CEO Roxanne Williams says “he has loads of love for the ladies and life itself.”
She also noted that Tarrus is the kind of artist that you can give your full support and love because his music is about unity.
With all the artistes guaranteed to arrive on the local shores on April 9 Williams says all is set “this is our first show at this level and much more can be expected in the future.”
She also said “We are doing this show for the people of Guyana because we believe Guyanese deserve to experience the international acts live on stage while adding our bit to develop the entertainment industry.”
Williams said too that tickets are still available at the unbelievably low cost of $2000 while VIP tickets costs $10,000.
The night’s emcees are radio personality Malcolm Ferreira and Mondale Smith while local entertainment would include Jessica Xavier who will be launching her debut video/single: ‘Don’t cry.’ Added entertainment will come from Lion Heart Sounds.
“We selected this lineup to show Guyana that all can congregate and have a good time by talented artistes that are positive amidst the mostly negative vibes circulating on the entertainment circuit.” We also hope that the local youths would be inspired to treat women with respect through Tarrus Riley and Freddie McGregor’s teachings while the conscious inspirational vibes will come from Duane Stephenson.” (M.S)
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On August 23rd 2008 Banks DIH held a Super Concert at the National Stadium as part of the CARIFESTA X celebrations. Crowds poured in from all parts of Guyana and other parts of the Caribbean to witness performances by local and world famous artistes.
Our very own Illaman started the live performances with some of his upcoming hits. Then one of Brutal Tracks' greater performers, Alabama, stunned the audience with his well appreciated song "Dem don't care" and others that the persons in attendance weren't so familiar with. The crowd then rocked to the sweet sounds of World Famous First Born with their tracks such as "Irits", "Got we own style", and "How are we going to survive", just to name a few. After enjoying a few minutes of First Born's talent the multitude was then laughing to the comical lyrics of Dave Martin and the Trade Winds. After more than thirty minutes of amusing entertainment the highly anticipated soca singer from Barbados, Biggie Irie came on stage to get the crowd moving their waists. Biggie Irie is best known for his smash single "We nah goin home" and he thrilled the masses with his voice and musical antics. He also gave tribute to fellow Barbadian Peter Ram and Jamaican Taurus Riley for their influence on the music industry by singing their current hits. Eventually, Barbadian super star Rupee, teased the mob with excerpts from his hits before making his way to the stage in front of thousands of screaming fans. Rupee enticed persons in attendance with a great list of songs that filled the air with peace, love, harmony and fun. The ladies were going crazy at several intervals and some even managed to get on stage despite attempts by security to control them. The soca super start however soaked up every minute of it and encouraged fans to be safe and enjoy life to its fullest. After a short intermission the level of excitement peaked as the MC announced the next artiste, Mr. Vegas. The noises from the crowds were so loud those at the back could hardly hear Mr. Vegas voice as he performed songs like "Daggerin" and "Hot wuk". He even got the fans involved by having a small dancing competition on stage between a few ladies. The masses gave their approvals as the ladies showed what they have and Mr. Vegas was enjoying every moment of it.
The event came to halt around 3:00am and as fans left they expressed their views on the evening's activities. The number of persons in attendance was estimated at 10,000 but some sources say much more. Rupee had visited Guyana before and was asked to return soon to entertain us again. Biggie Irie made his first appearance here but Mr. Vegas has graced us with his presence once before. Rumors have it that the Banks Super Concert is the biggest and best of all for the CARIFESTA X period.
By Patrice Wishart