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we are looking for talent !!


ITS STARTS AGAIN !! LAST YEAR WAS A SMASH WITH SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE UK STAR CASSO BLAX

APPLY NOW FOR A CHANCE TO BE IN THE FINALS AT 

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IN 2014 ( date and time tbc) AND WIN FURTHER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH OUT THE YEAR AT THE BIG WEEKEND OUT / STRAWBERRY FAIR ETC

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★★★DANCERS! 
★★★ RAPPERS! 
★★★ MCS 
★★★ SINGERS ! 
★★★SONGWRITERS 
★★★COMEDIANS! 
★★★POETS!
★★★ ALL PERFORMERS OF WORLD AND URBAN MUSIC 

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Can you Bling it?


Can you Bling it?


Yes you can!


Bling Ya Ting is the largest annual URBAN AND WORLD talent show in Cambridgeshire. We showcase the BEST in the county! Past shows had over 900 participants! And featured special guest CASSO BLAX


Bling Ya Ting brings acts together from different ethnic backgrounds, ages, faiths, and people from rural and urban areas. It's a free family event that anyone can enter in Cambridgeshire.


Auditions for this year will take place 20th October and again in the new year date to be confirmed. But look out for the Bling Ya Ting FINAL on in 2014 at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.

CALL ALL AGES / SOLOS AND GROUPS/ SINGERS RAPPERS / MCS / BANDS / DANCERS / COMEDIANS / MAGICIANS / SONGWRITERS ETC



The show will unite, discover, develop and showcase local talent with a focus on urban and world themes.


This is a fantastic opportunity to bring people from different backgrounds together to celebrate the diversity of Cambridge.


For more information about Bling Ya Ting you can email Della Spencer of Cultural Arts United at culturalartsunited@hotmail.com<mailto:culturalartsunited@hotmail.com> or telephone 07840 152520.

You can also visit: http://blingyating.wordpress.com http://blingyating.wordpress.com/ and twitter @BLING_YA_TING

This is event is funded and sponsored by Cultural Arts United / Cambridge City Council / Little D Promotions / and others

Special guest Judges confirmed so far UK Artist Casso Blax , plus Michael Lawerence form Hub Entertainment plus many more specialists


Now..... come and Bling Ya Ting!

REGGAE ROLLOVER 2013 – ARTIST INFO


I AM PROUD TO BE DOING THE ONLINE PR FOR THIS EVENT CHECK IT OUT 

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Shaggy has been in the music industry for over 20 years and over the years he has adapted to the changes in music styles and deliverance in the music industry and has made all the improvements that was required for him to continue moving with the times and keep his musical carrier on the go and because of that he has a fan base of not only mature listener but also young adults.

Orville Richard Burrell (born October 22, 1968 Kingston, Jamaica), better known by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American reggae singer, best known for his 1995 single “Boombastic.”

In 1988, he joined the United States Marine Corps as a Field Artillery Cannon Crewman with 5th Battalion 10th Marines. While enlisted in the Marines he served during Operation Desert Storm during the Persian Gulf War. It was during this time that Shaggy perfected his signature singing voice, breaking the constant monotony of running and marching cadences with his flair for inflection. It is also where he got the inspiration for his song “Boombastic.”

Upon his return from the Persian Gulf, he decided to pursue his music career and his first hit in 1993 “Oh Carolina,” was a dancehall re-make of a ska hit by the Folkes Brothers, which appeared in the film “Sliver.” The same year, Shaggy appeared on Kenny Dope’s hip hop album “The Unreleased Project”. He worked together with producers such as Sting International, Don One (who cut his first track), Lloyd ‘Spiderman’ Campbell and Robert Livingston. He had further big hits, including “Boombastic” in 1995, the theme tune of a popular Levi’s commercial.

He then had a major comeback in 2001, with a big hit album which went diamond. The album featuring worldwide number-one hit singles “It Wasn’t Me” and “Angel”, the latter of which was built around two song samples – Merrilee Rush’s 1968 hit “Angel of the Morning” (which was remade in 1981 by Juice Newton), and The Steve Miller Band’s 1973 hit “The Joker.” The album Hot Shot, from which these songs came, would hit number one on the Billboard 200 and UK album chart.

However, his 2002 release “Lucky Day,” and the 2005 album “Clothes Drop” failed to match “Hot Shot’s” success, although “Lucky Day” still went gold. The albums, however, found success in Europe, especially with heavy airplay from the single “Hey Sexy Lady.”

 

Agent Sasco who first established himself by the name Assassin started his musical career 1999 as a song writer just one year after graduating from Camberdown High School in Kingston. His first song was written for and recorded by Spragga Benz named which Spragga named “Shotta”. A few months single in the year 2000. Agent Sasco was first signed to VP records and released two albums with them before switching to Broadhouse Records which he co-own and started in 2008. Agent Sasco’s Second album “Gully Sit’n” was describes as a celebration to ghetto life, his single “Talk How Mi Feel” reached number one on the Jamaica Count down Chart in June 2011 and in 2013 he featured in the song “I’m In IT” by American recording Artist Kanye West. One of his most recent releases is his single “Awake” which was released August 2013. Agent Sasco’s hard-core and non-compromising approach in his lyrics and deliverance in Dancehall music has gained him fan in and out of Jamaica with a mixture of audiences from different age group as his style/flow has developed with the change in dancehall music over the past thirteen years but still keeping his traditions hard-core intense style in his deliverance.

 

The veterans Sly and Robbie are a prolific Jamaican Rhythm Section and Production Duo, associated primarily with Reggae music. Drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robert Shakespeare joined in the 1970s after establishing themselves separately in Jamaica as professional musicians. Sly and Robbie are estimated to have played on or produced 200,000 recordings, many of them on their own label, Taxi Records. In 1987 Sly and Robbie’s funk and dance album “Rhythm Killers” where they experimented with electronic sound landed at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart with “Boops (Here to Go)” which Robbie Williams later sampled for his single “Rudebox”. Sly and Robbie continued to innovate during the late 1990’s and had a second UK Top 40 Hit in 1997. Sly and Robbie have worked with a countless number of musician and recording artists over the years and gain the respect of the Reggae music industry and also obtained a worldwide fan base of mature audiences and supports.

According to The Independent, their breakthrough album was The Mighty Diamonds’ 1976 release Right Time, which helped to establish them as the “masters of groove and propulsion. The drum beat on the title song was particularly tricky; in 2001 Dunbar recalled, “When that tune first come out, because of that double tap on the rim nobody believe it was me on the drums, they thought it was some sort of sound effect we was using. Then when it go to number 1 and stay there, everybody started trying for that style and it soon become establish.

The duo changed the face of reggae several times: in 1976, they introduced a harder beat called “Rockers”, which quickly replaced the then-prevalent “One Drop” style, then introduced the “Rub A Dub” sound in the early 1980s. Sly and Robbie were important in developing the trend towards computer-assisted music and programming in the mid-1980s. Chris Blackwell made them the core of the Compass Point All Stars, the Nassau (Bahamas) recording band based at Compass Point Studios that was to produce classic records for Grace Jones, Joe Cocker and Gwen Guthrie among many others.

In the early 1990s, Sly and Robbie introduced a novel sound with the hits “Bam Bam” and “Murder She Wrote” by Chaka Demus & Pliers. Chaka Demus’ rough DJ vocals were matched with Pliers’ sweet, melodic, soul-influenced singing; this unusual vocal pairing was championed by Sly and Robbie. This formula has since been used with great success by the likes of Shaggy (who teamed up with singers Rayvon and Rik Rok), Shabba Ranks, Maxi Priest and others. This predates the trend in some rap music where a song’s “hook” or chorus is sung by a guest, while the verses are rapped.

In the “Bam Bam” style, Dunbar introduced Indian tabla sounds in his drum beats, while Shakespeare altogether stopped playing bass on this particular project.

Sly & Robbie continued to innovate during the late 1990s and early 2000s, fusing dancehall and Latin music sounds (La Trenggae) or dancehall and hip hop/R&B (their 2004 Big Up riddim). They had a second UK top 40 hit in 1997, with the collaboration with Simply Red on a cover of Gregory Isaacs’ “Night Nurse”, reaching number 13. In 1999, their Strip to the Bone album paired them with Scottish electro producer Howie B, and together they explored new dub territories. Their 1999 single “Superthruster” from this album became a mainstream hit, whose music video was played on MTV frequently. The animated video depicted Sly and Robbie in battlesuits chasing a Harlequin through a technological complex. As the video progresses, the harlequin turns out to be a marionette directed by the real villain. The early scene involving the Harlequin marionette bears at least a passing resemblance [according to whom?] to Sven Väth’s 1994 animated cult-video “Harlequin”. “Superthruster” was released on vinyl and as a DVD single, its February 1999 release date making it one of or even the first DVD single ever to go on sale.

 

Michael Rose is what you call a veteran in the Reggae music industry. He first started out in 1974 as a Reggae singer/ songwriter. He joined Black Uhuru in 1977 after the departure of Don Carlos and Garth Dennis Michael Rose led the group to international success in the early 1980’s having written the majority of their most popular material by winning the first ever Grammy Award for Reggae Music in 1985 for the album “Anthem”, with the hallmark voice of Michael Rose in the Forefront. Michael Rose have participated in and released 32 albums from 1992- 2012 and released mark making singles such as “Key Of Keys” in 1977, “Short Temper” in 1995 “Rude Boy” in 1996, Jump “Nya Benge” in 2006 and “Shoot Out” in 2007 plus much more. Base off Michael’s deliverance of Reggae music plus his inspiring and remarkable music history Michael Rose have developed a worldwide Fan base of not only mature audiences but also lovers of quality Reggae Music which was the main reason for his success in 2004 at his completely sold out event in Wembley stadium.

After the release of Anthem, Rose left Black Uhuru and retired to the Blue Mountains in Jamaica to start a coffee farm. He released a string of singles in Jamaica, but nothing much was heard of him outside the island until 1989, when he was signed to RCA and released the strongly pop influenced album Proud in Europe and Japan. The deal with RCA was short-lived however, and Rose returned to Jamaica to record a new string of Sly and Robbie produced singles. He also recorded for other producers but the only albums during this period were the Japan only releases Bonanza (1991) and King of General (1992). The Sly and Robbie produced singles were eventually released on the vinyl only Sly and Robbie presents: Mykall Rose – The Taxi Sessions in 1995 also saw his American debut as a solo artist with the album Michael Rose on Heartbeat Records. The single “Short Temper” reached #2 on the Gavin reggae chart.

 

Tifa’s interest in music developed from a very young age, listening to musical legends such as Earth Wind and Fire, Patti Labelle and Aretha Franklin. Growing up with her stepfather, Sampalue, the reggae producer who assisted in the building of several music careers including Lady Saw, gave her a deep-rooted love for dancehall music. While attending Wolmer’s Preparatory, Tifa was actively involved in the school choir, drama club and dance troupe. As recognition for her choreographing talents grew, so did her passion for singing and song writing. In early 2005, she decided to put her music first, recording on her stepfather’s record label Diamond Rush Records. She also collaborated with a number of his artistes as well as others and sang backup for a short while. Tifa has since teamed with most producers in the Jamaica music fraternity. She has been working hard in the studio to produce highly talked about singles such as Kitty Police for TJ Records on the ‘Show Off’ rhythm. More recently, she has had great success with her single Crawny Gal on the ‘Dem Gal Sitt’n’ rhythm produced by Ward 21. The compilation CD was released to rave reviews in Japan where it was released worldwide and Bottom of the Barrel, which was her first chart-topping single in 2008 on the dancehall charts. Tifa also released the joint-effort mix CD entitled TNT –Three The Hard Way with Natalie Storm and Timber-Lee Heaven, produced by New York famed DJ Max Glazer and The Federation Sound which was dubbed the ‘maddest’ mix CD ever.

 

Robbo Ranx began as MC and selector on a NW London sound system called Tippertone in the late 80’s, which he co-founded with a school friend. In 1989 he set up the record label Musik Street, recording and releasing tracks by artists such as General Levy, Sweetie Irie, Chuckie Star, Bobo General, Junior Dan and Jack Radics to name a few between 1989 and 1996. In 1994 he helped to form Skyline FM, a pirate radio station in west London. The success of the station led to Robbo Ranx hosting Unique FM’s The Street Experience, a weekly show reflecting the reggae music scene. In 2000, he left the pirate radio scene and joined Choice FM to host a weekly reggae dancehall show. In 2002 Robbo Ranx joined BBC Radio 1Xtra a digital radio station that was launched on the DAB Digital Radio platform. Robbo hosted the ‘Dancehall Splurt’ radio show twice a week. In 2004, he won two bronze Sony Radio Academy Awards for the radio show and 1Xtra’s broadcast of Sting 2003, Jamaica’s biggest dancehall festival. He took dancehall reggae to the heart of the London’s West End with the legendary Uptown Splurt, the longest running dancehall night in London which went eventually ended in 2009. Robbo long term strive on England’s pirate and mainstream radio stations and helped to promote Dancehall and Reggae music on a massive scale and gained him a fan base of thousands of supporters in and out of the UK.

To host the event we are looking at Richard Blackwood who is well known for his presenting work on Choice FM’s radio station. Richard Blackwood is a British Comedian, MC, Media Personality and also an occasional Actor. Richard presented the UK’s Version of “Singled Out” on Channel 5 and in 1999 he presented his own show called The Richard Blackwood Show. In 2003 Richard Blackwood had and appearance in Holby City. Some of Richards most recent work includes his role as Brightie in the Tennessee Williams play “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” at the Novello Theatre; his role has “Russell The Store Manager” in “Anuvahood” in March 2011 and Most Recently his role as Donkey in the West End production of “Shrek The Musical” in June 2011. Richard Blackwood is considered to be a suitable host because he is a black British with a Caribbean back ground so he not only represents the British society but also the Black Community and the Caribbean Society where Reggae Music was originally originated.

Chris Goldfinger is a former BBC Radio 1 disc jockey who presented the station’s Reggae Dancehall show from 1996 to September 2009. His programme was produced by Tim Westwood’s production company Justice Productions, and Goldfinger frequently appears at club nights DJing alongside Westwood. He grew up in Jamaica and attended the well-known high school, Kingston College (KC). He has interviewed many artists over the years at Radio 1 including Damian Marley, Beenie Man, Chaka Demus and Pliers, and legendary Jamaican singer/songwriter Barrington Levy. In the latter part of 2009 Chris departed from the reggae dancehall show, a post he held for 13 years. Since his departure he has appeared on the 1Xtra Dancehall Mix show (filling in for Young Lion). He stated that he will be “passing through 1Xtra more.” He was scheduled to open a new club in Croydon simply called ‘The Club,’ and to have a show on Flava TV channel. 2012, CGF is back and now moving forward as he joins the number 1 radio station Hire FM and has a worldwide audience of faithful listeners ready to receive him on a global scale.

 DJ Quincy is one of London’s premiere urban DJ’s on one of the UK’s most popular radio stations “Choice FM”. Specialising in Dancehall and UK Underground Quincy holds listeners attention with his club style sets and unique banter. As a young entertainer he holds weekly events for London’s teenage and young adult crowd in west end and surrounding areas. DJ Quincy’s shows can also be caught on sky and virgin radio channels. Separately from the radio scene DJ Quincy also runs a dancehall based media website called Yarback.tv; Yarback.tv is an exclusive source of finding out the latest information for what’s new on the dancehall and reggae industry by providing the people with fresh video’s, single releases, interviews, and promotional services for Reggae and Dancehall fans. With Quincy’s vast fan base developed from his radio shows and live events Quincy has a lot to offer to the event not only for is selecting talents but also promotionally.

K’More, formerly one half of UK rap duo Black Biscuit has spent the past few years being revered as one of the UK’s most promising rising musical stars. Black Biscuit amassed a devoted following across Britain through various nationwide club and school tours. With support from the likes of MTV, BBC 1xtra, Flava TV, Kiss and Choice, their previous smash singles ‘Who’s Skanking The Hardest’, ‘We’re Fly’, ‘Anonymous’ and ‘Child Of The Street’ which featured on Worldstar hiphop proved hugely successful and clocked up over 250,000 views on YouTube collectively.

Fast forward to 2013, and K’more is now focussing on new projects in his solo career, starting with his debut single ‘Body Like Dat’. Featuring stalwart production from Ayo (Labrinth, Wretch 32, J2K, S.A.S, Slix, Rebecca Fergusson), the single is a blisteringly hot dancehall anthem and ripe to tear up bustling dance floors both in the UK and overseas. Delivering an impressively memorable vocal performance, K’more proves that he is more than ready to take centre stage as a solo performer in 2013.

 

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY BRITAIN’S REGGAE ROLLOVER 2013

 


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THE ACTS BLING YA TING 2013


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Bling Ya Ting

Act Details – Part 1

Over 18s Singers

  • CORINNE
  • CHRISTINA CROWE SCOZZAI
  • REBECCA FAYERS
  • SAFIYA

Solo Dance

  • AKSHITA ANAND
  • AKASH ANAND
  • SHEA CATTIGAN CROWE
  • ZIBA

 

 

Under 16s Singers

 

·         CHLOE

  • AISHA RUSSELL
  • LASHARN EDWARDS
  • MADDIE
  • SAPPHIRE EDWARDS

 

 

Singer Songwriters

  • EMILY FOX
  • TUCKY TULLOT

Speciality Acts

  • STEFAN THE BARD – POET
  • VICTORIA WARREN – TWIRLING TILLY (Majorette)
  • SWEET HEARTS – SINGING GROUP
  • MARVIN – COMEDIAN
  • Siâna C-R’ – HULA HOOP ARTIST

Act Details – Part 2

Reggae/Dancehall Category

  • GENERAL KOJAK
  • JUNIOR DAN
  • SAMSONGREENWAVE
  • KING CLEV

 

Rap Category

 

  • THE SELECTED FEW
  • YUSEF
  • ENDLESS
  • SCRILLA

Dance Groups

 

  • THE COMPETITION SQUAD
  • MIRRORS DANCE GROUP
  • ELEMENTZ ENT
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