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Kevin Lyttle

Lescott Kevin Lyttle Combs better known as Kevin Lyttle was thrown into the international spotlight with the breakout single, “Turn Me On”. Kevin’s strong live performances of his contemporary mix of Soca, influenced by dancehall and R&B made the song a top 10 # hit & worldwide smash. Kevin Lyttle  the recording artist, songwriter and Soca enthusiast has been touring the world, creating Tarakon Records, releasing his a follow up album Fyah, featuring  smash singles “Fyah” “Something About You”, & “Be  Alright” ft. Skinny Fabulous.

Kevin has developed hot new music featuring artists like Shaggy, fellow Vincentian, Jamesy P, Sweden along with other top artists like Medina and Rwanda’s re-knowned singer King James and Hip Hop heavy weight Flo Rida. Venturing into the Latin market he’s recorded a number of collaborations and issued remake’s of “Turn Me On” with Jewel & Randy. He has also released a remix of “Amazing” featuring Yaga y Mackie and Mr.Phillips.

Kevin’s international success has taken him on a worldwide trek performing in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, England, Germany, Sweden, Japan, India, Malaysia Sri Lanka, and Suriname to name a few. Along with Byron Lee & Arrow, Kevin performed at the Cricket World Cup opening ceremony and most recently Kevin performed before a sold out stadium crowd  at Rwanda’s 2013 National Cultural Festival.


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Gyptian

Windel Beneto Edwards better known as Gyptian was born in rural St. Andrew’s, Jamaica, north of Kingston. Gyptian grew up singing in church with his Adventist mom by day, and at dancehall sessions organized by his Rastafarian father by night. Gyptian, is a Jamaican reggae singer. Often appearing with roots reggae songs within the reggae subgenre dancehall.  Like every great artist, Gyptian has layers and multiple facets to his artistry. There’s the conscious reggae singer who listeners first came to know on his breakthrough 2005 hit ”Serious Times.” Then the champion lover captivated females worldwide with his crooning on “Hold You,” the sultry island pop smash that topped charts globally in 2010. The Song caught the attention of rap superstar Nicki Minaj, who collaborated on the remix. Never one to leave his fans hanging, Gyptian has stayed active since “Hold You” took the music world by storm. He has kept his voice ringing in the dancehalls during 2011 and 2012 with his hit single “Overtime” on JA Productions and the RVSSIAN produced single “Wine Slow,” creating a viral dance frenzy worldwide. The lyric video for “Wine Slow” has amassed over 7.5 million YouTube views to date.

Gyptian has recorded a cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” (produced by Shance C. Brown and Stanley “Rellee” Hayden) for Chevrolet and MTV Iggy’s! “Cover The World,”  once again showcasing and highlighting his versatility to the global audience. Gyptian will be taking center stage performing songs from his fourth album Sex, Love & Reggae, a musically diverse set that takes the listener from dancehall to soca to global pop sounds.


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RAGGA

“TELL DEM RAGGA SAY SO” INTERNATIONAL SOCA AWARDS “TELL DEM RAGGA SAY SO”

Writer of  the 1#  hit song  “Right Up In Dey”.

THE 2006 BEST SOCA ARTIST AT THE INTERNATIONAL SOCA AWARDS

“Ragga” born Ian Joseph, is a native of Trinidad & Tobago. His songs, a cartel of Soca mixed with R&B, and Reggae is a fixture in the soca industry performing with  top Soca acts of the Caribbean and the U.S. such as Shaggy, Rupee, Maxi Priest and David Rudder. He has graced the stages of the Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. Ragga’s goal is to deliver through his music and performances the same feeling that Caribbean’s feel to the American audiences.


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KARIZMA

KARIZMA IS A YOUNG  HAITIAN 8-PIECE KONPA BAND OUT OF NEW YORK.

All of whom, at one point or another, started their young musical career in local Haitian Gospel churches. All of whom grew up under the heavy influence of Konpa, R&B, Gospel, and Hip Hop. Their sound demands the attention of the audience. Overall, Karizma is an act that thrills any audience that is in attendance. The group’s mission is to in bring visibility and exposure to Haiti’s most popular musical genre.
In performance the cast proves that the spirit of Haitian root music is alive and well..Karizma is set to release it’s latest release for carnival 2014 Entitled Generation X. Generation X stands for the younger demographic of Haitian music and the group’s engagement to embrace and promote their cultural heritage.

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CASYM
CASYM is the acronym for the Caribbean American Sports and Cultural Youth Movement. Since its inception in 1983 as a non-profit organization, CASYM has provided academic, recreational, social and cultural activities for young people in the Crown Heights, Flatbush and East Flatbush sections of Brooklyn.Through mentoring, tutoring, homework assistance, college preparation and other academic support services, CASYM strives to foster the quality of youth empowerment and development. Its motto: “Education a Must” is evident by the provision of scholarships for every high school graduate in its program since 1990.CASYM’s mission is to provide an alternative to the “street life” and the organization works closely with other civic, cultural and education organizations like Crown Heights Youth Collective, Medgar Evers College and the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.CASYM Steel Orchestra comprises of 90 young members between the ages of 7 to 21 and it is the most visible and successful aspect of CASYM’s program. The orchestra has performed throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean and has performed with jazz legend Lionel Hampton, the Harlem Boys Choir, the Calypso King of the World, Mighty Sparrow, and Calypsonian David Rudder.

The orchestra has also performed at the world famous Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. In addition, the orchestra has performed at several colleges and universities such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cornell and Rutgers Universities. Recent achievements include the 1st place championship in the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2013 West Indian American Day Carnival Steelband Panorama Competition and 9th place in the 2000 World Steelband festival held in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2011 the orchestra placed 2nd in the West Indian American Day Carnival Steelband Panorama Competition.


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