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May

Owen "Blakka" Ellis

Writer/Educator/Performer, Ellis International Ltd | Owen ‘Blakka’ Ellis is a writer, educator and performing artist. Known mostly for his work in comedy, he has written scripts for stage, screen and television, taught English and Drama in high schools and lectured at the Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts for several years. He performed on Reggae Sun Splash and at international music festivals…

19 May 2018
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19
May

Michael Harris

Rector, The African Music Institute, Gabon | Since 1991, Michael has been a member of The Little People and Teen Players Club and a founding member of Ashe Caribbean Performing Arts Ensemble (Both are performing arts ensembles in Jamaica). In 1996 Michael was accepted on scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston. There, he studied voice and pursued a dual major in Music…

19 May 2018
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19
May

Jason Bevan

Music/Video Producer/Co-founder, Synthdicate Music Studio | Jason Bevans is based in New York city and is one of the founders of Synthdicate Music studio (Synthdicatemusic.nyc). He went to college for computer engineering and economics and is an accomplished software engineer for the past 15 years. In college he had a sound system and used to DJ throughout Florida and started beat making in 2001.…

19 May 2018
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19
May

Gavin "Gavsborg" Blair

Music Producer/Co-founder, Equiknoxx | Gavin Blair has worked over the past decade to establish his name and brand in the music industry. As a member and co-founder of music production label Equiknoxx Music, Gavin and his creative partners have made an impression .with their signature unconventional approach to sound in the reggae dancehall space, "Equiknoxx has crafted breakout hits for dancehall artists like Busy…

19 May 2018
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01
May

Lorna Bennett

Attorney-at-law/Artiste Manager, Indiggnation Collective | Lorna Bennett is a reggae singer who twice topped the Jamaican singles chart in the early 1970s, and who is best remembered for her reggae version of "Breakfast in Bed". Bennett began her musical career singing in nightclubs. At one of these performances, she was noticed by Geoffrey Chung of the Now Generation band, who nurtured her early recording…

01 May 2018
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01
May

Louis Grant

Executive. Vice President, Irie Jam Media Group NY USA | Louis Grant has enjoyed close to 20 years in media since he joined the team at Irie Jam Radio as Vice President and Executive Producer. He has proven to be an integral and essential part of the organization’s directorship, applying his incredible negotiation and strategy skills to significantly contribute to the development and exposure…

01 May 2018
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01
May

Tandra Jhagroo

Audio Engineer, Full Range Records | Tandra's talents as an audio engineer has led her to engineer sessions with multi-platinum recording musicians. Tandra’s album credits include Drake’s Thank Me Later, Sean Paul’s Tomahawk Technique, the Jolly Boys’ Great Expectations, and Ammoye’s @Ammoyemusic, to name a few. Tandra has served as a Jamaica Region consultant for Red Bull Music Academy since 2011.

01 May 2018
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01
May

Freddie Krueger

Paul Francis better known as Freddie Krueger is the current top selector on Killamanjaro Sound system from Jamaica. Freddie was born and raised in Port Antonio, the capital city of the Parish of Portland. Freddie started his career on his community sound named City Heat. Around 1990, while he was playing on City Heat, he clashed against Super Dee and he left such a…

01 May 2018
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