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It’s a celebration!!

Regeneration Celebration – Bob Marley Way – London

 

Date: Sunday 29th July 2012

Time: Event: 13:00 – 18:00

Location: Area surrounding Bob Marley Way, Brixton, South London, SE24

Tickets: Free to residents and available to the public via facebook.com/marleysmellowmood & twitter: @mellowmooduk

Appearance: Cedella Marley (Bob Marley’s daughter) 

Host: Ras Kwame with Orange Hill 

Performances:

Very Special Guest Headliner / Devlin / Gappy Ranks / Sway / Crazy Cousins / Soul II Soul Sound System / Trojan Sound System / Amplify Dot / Rascals / Lady Leshurr / Aruba Red / 2morrows Victory / Jacob Banks / Kyra / White Powder Gold

ALL AGES FREE FAMLY EVENT

The Regeneration Celebration is a free, community focused, music-led initiative that celebrates 50 years of Jamaican Independence and British Jamaican culture all in the name Jamaica’s most famous son, Bob Marley. The socially aware event brings music and the arts directly to the people of Bob Marley Way in Lambeth, South London and will be attended by Bob Marley’s Daughter Cedella Marley.  This social regeneration project is backed by the relaxation drink, Marley’s Mellow Mood working alongside innovative music organisation Small Green Shoots.

Statement from Cedella Marley on behalf of the Marley family:

‘We are delighted about the Bob Marley Way celebrations on July 29th. Dad enjoyed many happy times in South London, so I’m pleased Marley’s Mellow Mood is working with this community to create an event that will both entertain and leave a legacy. I’m especially excited that our charitable platform 1Love.Org will be on-site to share news on its on-going mission to promote youth, planet and peace.’

Fusing a mixture of contemporary and heritage music, the Regeneration Celebration will feature a diverse programme of Jamaican and urban music acts, including commercially successful artists and DJs, as well as local and up-and-coming performers. The music programme will be supported by a range of workshops, live arts and spoken word from local and national community organisations. The Regeneration Celebration will create an opportunity for local residents to celebrate their heritage and community, have direct access to a variety of art forms and community groups and strengthen community pride.

Social regeneration will be driven by the shared values of Marley’s Mellow Mood and 1Love.Org – youth, planet, peace.  The Regeneration Celebration team will liaise with local residents and work with a variety of local and national dance, performance and arts groups, alongside regional community groups and businesses. The event will also provide further opportunities for the community by offering a selection of paid, voluntary and work experience roles to local residents, who are looking to gain experience in live events and project management.  Youth workshops will take place across the day that will continue after the event and there will be a donation to the local community centre instead of site fees for local traders attending the event

This family friendly event is aimed at audiences of all ages, encouraging participation from all generations of the community and will feature two music stages, an arts village, children’s area, food and beverage market (no alcohol will be sold) and a film tent in association with Universal Pictures. It will leave a lasting legacy in the area, not only in spirit but also in a physical form – such as a new street sign for Bob Marley Way.

Claire Davies, Event Manager at Small Green Shoots comments, “Benefiting communities is at the heart of our organisation and we work hard to leave a lasting legacy with each of our events and projects. Without the support of Marley’s Mellow Mood we would not be able to put on an event such as this. Together we are creating an event that is not only a fantastic celebration of Jamaican culture, but also gives back to the local community of Bob Marley Way.”

Hosted by Ras Kwame with Orange Hill the day will feature an exciting mix of contemporary and heritage artists as part of Marley Mellow Mood’s ongoing music strand.

This is a strictly all ticketed event with the vast majority of tickets being distributed to residents with a limited number of tickets available through facebook.com/marleysmellowmood & twitter: @mellowmooduk.

For more event information please visit www.marleyway.com

 

Introducing YOU to Adam Bubz


Proudly Introducing….. The Creative…..

 Adam Bubz

A ‘Director Cameraman / Editor / Photographer’

Specializing in Film & Video productions area. I have to say I am very honoured to write about this young talented Gentleman. I managed to catch up with the man himself and share with you guys a bit about him…

So Our Interview rolled off like this…

 1) So tell us Your real name & The name you work with if different?

My real name is Baba Adam Aminu.

And I work with the name Adam Bubz.

2) If your currently working under your own label or not, tell us the name of the label/company?

I am currently building up a production called “Dcypha Films” where I could offer services like music videos, documentaries and shoot short films.

3) What is their Aim/mission?

Our aim is to be able to offer services to established and upcoming artists, actors and people trying to get into the media industry.

4) OK tell The Team, what exactly you do?

I direct, shoot and edit music videos and short documentaries.

5) Tell us how much do you love it?

I cant see myself doing anything else, I have a Massive passion for filming!

6) So what influenced/inspired you to do what your currently doing?

My Dad played a big part in it because he use to be a film maker and I guess that’s what inspired me to take it from a hobby to a profession.

7) We are aware that you are the younger Brother of the Talented Artist ‘SWAY’, but do you think your Brother ‘SWAY’ may have influenced / inspired you to your chosen pathway?

Yes! He took me to most of his video shoots and showed me what to expect and how to achieve it. He knew that was what I was interested in and that made me more confident in pursuing it.

8 ) Do you think your Brother ‘SWAY’, being experienced and well known within the music industry will help you within the Industry?

Its helps a lot. Its makes it easier for me to network.

9)Tell the Team, What you enjoy mostly in what you do?

I enjoy making a plan go well! The process of making a video. You have an idea then you film it, then once you edit it seeing the idea you had put into film is the best feeling.

10) Tell The Team and readers your best motivation line?

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure”

 

11) I’m sure you’ve heard of the new AZONTO dance craze, rate yours from 1-10? LOOL!!

lol!! I would give myself a 6 but hopefully it will be a 10 before Ghana Independence.

12) Where can we find/ or catch up with your latest movements?

Blog: www.AdamBubz.Tumblr.com and

You tube Channel: www.youtube.com/DcyphaTv

Adam_Bubz_Sway_Me_FiRi_GHANA_2WoW ‘Me FiRi GHANA‘ Salute You Adam Bubz, We must say we are proud and honoured to have you on board As A Creative ‘Rising Black Star’. Personally I believe this young gentleman is creating a rich vibe of himself. Adam’s creativeness is positively feeding and catering services for our community, which I must say is inspiring. To be able to stand up and put your hand out onto the fire is bravery, not everyone goes ahead to make their dream/or hobby come to life, some lack self-belief and therefore back out. Whereas this young gentleman, stood up strong and decided to let the ball roll, and look at where his ball has landed now. His ball will continue to roll effortlessly, and shine in prosperity!!

 

A Big Thank You for your time and co-operation, keep doing what you do, Never Give up, the sky’s your limit!

By Trey’C

Sway’s still Speedin…



What a BANGER!

@Me_FiRi_GHANA are sooooo pleased that SWAY is back. Undoubtedly one of the most gifted lyricists (Check out from 2min 30 – 2min 57 seconds if you want to try and dispute!)

Look out for versions with Kano & an undisclosed major US feature dropping soon.

**LET’S SPREAD THE WORD**

SWAY (@SwayUK) “STILL SPEEDIN'” (Official Video)

#StillSpeedin

WAM-tastic! – WAM Campaign 2011 launched

Friday 03 June 2011 was the day and the Ghana High Commission in London was the setting for the official launch of MeFiRi GHANA’s WAM Campaign for 2011. For those of you who don’t know by now, the WAM Campaign is a Project designed to provide a gateway which connects young people to Ghana. The aim is to provide an accessible gateway to connect young people with Ghana and to give back and develop opportunities for orphans and less fortunate young people in Ghana through participating in the development programme in December in Ghana and through organizing volunteering/fundraising activities. The word WAM is an acronym which stands for What About Me and the slogan for the WAM Campaign is What About Me? It’s Not about ME”.

The evening started with the arrival of guests from 5pm and the serving of Canapés in the main foyer. I was actually running on “black peoples time” and arrived a little after half 5 but was greeted warmly by Joseph Aninakwa of the MeFiRi GHANA team.

There was such a good vibe in the foyer; everybody was all smiles and full of conversation. As I left my bag at the cloakroom I made a beeline for the drinks table for a glass of juice, there I was greeted by Jacqueline Manu (who I must say was looking on point in her outfit!) of the MeFiRi GHANA team and Project manager for the Wam Campaign 2011. We had a brief chat and by the time I spotted my cousin in the foyer we were being ushered into the main hall for the start of the event.

Whilst inside the hall there was almost an air of anticipation and excitement amongst the audience for what was to follow. I noticed the Ghana High Commissioner to the UK H.E Prof. Kwaku Danso-Boafo enter the room and make his way to the front of the hall which added to the anticipation.

The event was opened by the poet Chaleboy aka Benjamin Bennett who recited a piece of his work which would set the tone for the evening. Then it was the turn of Ras Kwame, sporting a t-shirt that had the words ‘Me Dor Ghana’ (I love Ghana) emblazoned on the front of it to introduce the event.

Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka (Co-Founder of MeFiRi GHANA) was next to take to the stage and as he greeted the audience he quickly introduced the High Commissioner Prof Danso-Boafo to take to the stage and say a few words. The High Commissioner made a point of heaping praise on the Mefiri GHANA team and encouraging everybody to get involved in the forthcoming WAM Campaign. Arnold proceeded to share a few words and then we were invited to watch a clip of the previous Wam campaign that took place in December 2010 in Accra. It was a moving and inspiring clip as it illustrated firsthand the work of MeFiRi GHANA and their volunteers with the children at the orphanage. Though there was also some light entertainment as the clip – produced by the creative Ernest Simons – also showed Arnold’s rendition of the “migraine skank”! which drew smiles and laughter from the audience.

The theme of WAM 2010 continued as Nancy Blake-Sarkodie (a university student who volunteered as part of WAM 2010) took to the stage to relive her experience as a volunteer. She was beaming with pride and it was obvious to everyone that she had got a lot out of the experience. Our attention was then drawn to the TV once more as another clip was played, this time featuring Emmanuel Frimpong a rising star at Arsenal FC and the WAM campaign Ambassador.  He reiterated how proud he was to be Ghanaian and the pride he felt when playing for Arsenal.

Fifi Atta Mills (son of President John Atta Mills & WAM Youth Patron) was next up to say a few words about what inspired him to get involved in the WAM campaign. His words were received warmly by the audience and by the time he had left the stage it was time for a Q&A session which brought the MeFiri GHANA team led by Nana Adu-Sarfo (Co-Founder of MeFiRi GHANA) to answer any questions the audience had.

We were then treated to a rendition of the Destiny Child’s song –‘Stand up for love’ by Akua Busia (who I heard was only 17!). Akua showed maturity beyond her years as she serenaded us with her powerful vocals, she was very impressive and may be a name to look out for the future. She received huge applause as she left the stage and it was then left to the host Ras Kwame to close the event, he did so by thanking everybody for their attendance and inviting everyone to stay behind for more canapés and networking.

I stayed behind afterwards to mingle with the crowd and noticed a few recognisable faces such as Sway, Andy Ansah, Nii Sackey, Melvin Odoom, Eddie Kadi and Vivian “Dentaa” Boateng.  The evening was an overwhelming success and as I left the venue with my cousin we had the feeling that we attended something truly worthwhile and that the event would surely act as catalyst to encourage the Ghanaian community and friends of Ghana to get involved in WAM 2011.

Remember people it’s not about YOU but what YOU can do to help others!

Written by Ben JK Anim-Antwi

If you would like to get involved with the WAM Campaign, please email Jacqueline at: Jacqueline@mefirighana.com

For any press related content or enquiries, please contact Rickie at: rickie@mefirighana.com

Sway’s Bring Me To Africa Mixtape DOWNLOAD

Sway has done it again! Not wanting to forget his African roots or fans he has put together another free SMASH mixtape, Bring Me To Africa, in conjuction with Me FiRi GHANA and mixed by Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee. Sway collaborating with some other greats Africa has to offer including Blay Ambolley, Sarkordie, Richie, 2face, Samini, Tinny & Asem. The mixtape sees Sway also collaborate with some of the best young Ghanaian MC’s in the UK including Tinchy Stryder, Dirt Dange, Peigh, Klayz, Kwamz, Flava and D Dark, people who like himself symbolise the rise of British African Talent and are not afraid to represent their origins in a public domain.

Make sure you watch out for when Me FiRi GHANA meets blackstars rapper Sway, one of Ghana’s and the UK’s best as we talk Ghana, his new mixtape Bring Me To Africa, Ghanaian’s in the UK music scene and more.
In the meantime click on the link below to download his Bring Me To Africa Mixtape brought to you in conjunction with Me FiRi GHANA and mixed by Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee.

CLICK HERE

DJ Ras Kwame in Accra on Radio 1 tonight at 9pm!!!

Make sure you catch this on the most influential radio station in the country Radio 1 tonight at 9pm. As part of Radio 1’s international music focus, DJ Ras Kwame spent 2 weeks in Accra learning about the thriving music scene.

Also, click here to listen to Ras Kwame’s last Radio 1 Ghana special which broadcasted on Saturday night. UK DJ Richy Pitch delivers a Ghana-influenced Wake Up Mix inspired by his time there recording his latest album, while on the live music side, UK-based Ghanaian rapper M3nsa gives us a Maida Vale Session. Plus the Hottest Homegrown record comes courtesy of another Ghanaian – Lethal B.

Sway on Tinchy Stryder’s Game Over track

Here is Sway’s installment on Tinchy Stryder’s Game Over beat, its safe to say he rips it! Make sure you listen to his Mixtape The Delivery 2 Lost in Transit. Download free here http://usershare.net/tjsbvmxyj9wu (don’t worry, its not illegal downloading, he’s giving it away for free!) Enjoy!