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PR students to host panel discussion on Jamaica's entertainment artistes

Published:Tuesday | October 28, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Prof Hopeton Dunn

Final year public relations students at the University of the West Indies, Western Jamaica Campus, are set to host a riveting panel discussion on Jamaica's entertainment artistes on Thursday, commencing at 5 p.m., at the university's campus at Queens Drive, Montego Bay.

The panel, to be led by Professor Hopeton Dunn, chairman of the Broadcasting Commission, will discuss the topic, 'Jamaican Artistes: Hustle or Profession?'

Other panelists are noted Montego Bay event producer Junior Taylor, who has had years of experience producing shows like Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, and the recently concluded Soul in the Sun. Dunn and Taylor will be joined by Princess Tia of Digicel Rising Stars fame, Montego Bay music producer Richard Cooke of Rockstar Entertainment and Karen Smith, cabaret performer and president of the Jamaica Federation of Musicians (Cornwall).


According to project organiser, Paige Andrew, "We encourage all persons interested in the music industry to come out, listen, participate, share insights on industry best practices and make use of the networking opportunities."

The event, which is free of charge, is expected to attract music industry stakeholders to include upcoming and established artistes, music producers, radio programme managers, disc jockeys and music performers.

The panel discussion coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) and will feature live performances and dramatisations from university students.