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November, 2008- Vol 2, Issue 4


"Antilia Carnival" 2009 preview- Costume catwalk

WMP Photo: Hervay Petion
In This Issue
Antilia Carnival
Manze Dayila
Guadeloupe New York Festival
World Music Series Event
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"Antilia Carnival" 2009 

The who's who of the Caribbean scene were spotted at "Antilia Carnival" 2009 preview on Thursday October 30, 2008, @ the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan. Antilia, Inc., a special events production company, in conjunction with the Tourism Development Company (TDC) of Trinidad and Tobago showcased an upscale cultural event hosted by AJ Calloway and Vashtie Kola. The event was an exquisite presentation of Carnival costumes from rival bands, Brazilian dancers, Masquerade stilt walkers and live performances. Among the performers were soca/pop crossover sensations Rupee, Trinidadian style icon Kees and the Haitian born Hip-Hop superstar Wyclef Jean (fans had the chance to flock to the stage during his performance). Many personalities were in attendance--Shaggy (Reggae Grammy Winner), Dahved Levy (Radio personality) and Miss Trinidad & Tobago 2008 Anya Ayoung-Chee. This high-profile event was all about beautiful Island people "Playing Mas".


TV personality AJ Calloway, formerly of BET's 106 & Park and  Simon Khan Trinidadian entrepreneur and founder of Antilia, Inc.




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Manze Dayila & The Nago Nation @ Joe's Pub

GEDE NIGHT (All saints day)
*Gede: spirit who governs the dead and cemeteries as well as fertility

On Monday Nov 3, 2008, Joe's Pub was the place to be.  It was the hangout of the Rasin (Haitian Root) music buffs. Manze Dayila & The Nago Nation celebrated the dead with style--the intimate setting was perfect for music lovers searching for traditional culture in the middle of Manhattan. With an opening song paying homage to the dead, Manze's powerful voice, brimming with character, overflowed the room with a spiritual emotion. Manze's stage costume was impressive and appropriate for the moment and all the while respecting the colors of "GEDE"--black, white and purple. Manze's band, The Nago Nation, including percussion/vocalist Evens "Zelebo" Seney and rapper Bennchoumy Elian, kept the uptempo rhythm going non-stop for the entire set.  Most of the songs are pure and simple dance music.  There were no lengthy intros before getting into the groove. You found yourself singing hooks you have never heard before, likeKonpatones
"Bling gin ding," and dancing to an Afro-Haitian back beat mixed with pop, reggae, salsa and even hip hop. Throughout the performance, Manze's fans kept requesting her song "Change" (OBAMA is my president). It is safe to say that Manze Dayila and The Nago Nation have found their anthem song for the next 4 years.

The next time you hear of Manze Dayila and The Nago Nation playing around town, check it out. You will be surprised how Manze Dayila will hook you in.
Cynthia Karaha
World Music Promotions

Debut CD "SoLe" now on itunes &
Manze Cover

Booking & Management:
As Is Entertainment Inc.
Jamie Propp
(212) 608-1570




On 20th November 2008, SOB's & Anyway Organisation invite you to a new destination : GUADELOUPE!  (The French West Indies), for the first edition of Festival « Destination Guadeloupe » in New York.

Come and discover the touristic assets of the region on big screen, the Culnary Art and the Music from Guadeloupe from Gwo Ka to Zouk, as well as Jazz, with renown Artists such as: François Ladrezeau, Jeff Joseph and Luc Léandry featuring the Group Panik and Jacques Schwartz-Bart.
For the first time, a festival will be featuring la Guadeloupe in New York!

Save the Date!!!!! : Thursday 20 November 2008 @ SOBs. (More info below the flyer)
Information & Reservations :
SOBs; (001) 212 243 4940; 204 Varick St. Manhattan New-York
Direct page:

Press & Promo Tala Entertainment Services :
Karima Zerrou:  #1 646 688 4969 or
A cocktail will be served to the press (more info to follow)

Anyway Organisation
Afromondo Productions; (001) 347 393 3376 (infoline)

Karima Zerrou
CEO Tala Entertainment Services
Phone: 1 646 688 4969


Artists' music page:
Luc Léandry : 
Luc LEANDRY believes in three things : God, love and  Zouk. Born in Guadeloupe, Luc LEANDRY is today one of the best composer, song writer and musician of the French West Indies Music (les Antilles). He's been living in Paris for about ten years now and still produces the best of Zouk Music. From 1988 to 1991, Luc Music's invaded Spirits and his success kept growing with a good, a very good authentic Zouk with songs like  "doudou sé'w ki siwo", or "morne a lo".. He receives in 94 the le prix du Maracas d'or with his album "dans tes yeux" which tracks "I salé I sikré" et "dans tes yeux" were both at the top charts of the French west indies music.. His album "peace and love" came out in 2001, Luc would produce it with world famous musician, saxophonist MANU DIBANGO  which collaboration is also featured in the song "bondié bon".
Jeff Joseph : 
Originally from Dominique, Jeff Joseph has been living in Guadeloupe since 1972. He clearly expresses a strong carribean identity draw from all his life experience and numerous trips between the French West Indies, New York Paris and Dominique.
Jeff Joseph has been playing music for 30 years now. He's an artist, a composer and a song writer. He has been noticed while he was working with renown Gramacks  whose voice was unforgettable . He had also led for the group "Volt face" with Georges Decimus. 

Jack Schwartz-Bart:
Talented saxophonist, Jacques SCHWARZ-BART  offers us multiple influenced musical sounds. He gets his inspiration from gwo ka, a music style originated from Guadeloupe where he is from.
Jacques has been playing with the biggest jazz musician and entertaining us with a rich and funky jazz style for  lamost 10 years now,  for the pleasure of the admirers of tenor saxophonist. Also called Brother Jack, name given by famous D'Angelo,  he mixes jazz and the Ka tradition, a reminder of their commun African roots.

World Music Series Event


Changing Gears Entertainment
Belo Acoustic Sunday
157 Lafayette St, New York
  Sunday November 9, 2008
            Showtime: 10:00PM
Event Contact:
Dieunane: 646-290-1031

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By Brian Dring

The Beat Magazine August 2008 Issue- Volume 27, #3 2008

All too often talented Haitian roots artists find their music undermined by inferior production or a promoter lacking the vision or contacts to get them the exposure necessary to compete on the global market. Fortunately this is not the case with the young artist known as BélO as he has proven on his recent release Reference (Soley Sounds)
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