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Published:Friday | August 30, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Tifa performs on the Digicel intermission stage on Saturday night.-Photo by Claudia Gardner
Sophia Squire

Teflon premieres new video for ballad

Reggae artiste Teflon has released the video for his ballad Love & Adore You, which was produced by Master One Productions and his own Yard A Love Records.

The video for Love & Adore You was directed by IceyJace Factory. It was shot at myriad locations throughout Kingston and St Andrew, including the historic Devon House.

Within a few days of its debut, the video has already received more than 1,000 views across various YouTube channels.

Teflon has had a robust summer, which consisted of a string of successful performances at prominent events, including Dream Weekend's Dream Live Concert, LIME Skool Aid, Rum-Bar Flex Week, and the Jamaica Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Deago Junior records gun warning

Reggae artiste Deago Junior is hoping to curtail crime in Jamaica with the release of his single, Gun Never Dead Yet. The song has charted on CVM television's popular Hit List video countdown show, as well as topping the show's On the Rise countdown.

The song is also helping to boost the artiste's street credibility, as several disc jocks have added the anti-violence song to their street mixes, in the process, bringing the song into the homes of daily commuters and music enthusiasts.

The music video for Gun Never Dead Yet was also streamed on Ziz TV, St Kitts, and VC3 TV in St Vincent.

JRich happy with J'can trip

Canadian rapper Jordan Richards, aka JRich, is delighted with the results of his monthlong promotional campaign in Jamaica.

Since the release of his Love and Joy single, which features roots reggae artiste Warrior King, the young rapper says he is more confident as a performer and added that his career is shaping up in the direction he dreamt it would.

In addition to making his presence felt in Jamaica, the rapper also made appearances on RTC FM radio in Turks and Caicos, Vibes 101.3 FM Grenada, More 94FM in The Bahamas, and Omega radio, which streams online.

The Love and Joy single has also received airplay on several radio stations specialising in reggae/dancehall and Caribbean music in France, Nigeria, South Africa, and the USA.

Tifa on Labour Day US trek

Tifa will take her brand of music to her growing fan base in New York City this weekend, with multiple performances and appearances.

The Spell it Out deejay will kick off the Labour Day weekend festivities tomorrow at an event called Anything Goes, which will be hosted by Power 105.1 FM personality DJ Noire. Also billed to perform are Shaggy, Beenie Man, Patrice Robert, Barrington Levy, Elephant Man, and soca star Kerwin Dubois.

The same night, Tifa is also billed to perform at the Garage in the Bronx with Assassin, Konshens, D'Angel and Kibaki.

On Sunday, a free Labour Day party dubbed 'Shut Down' at BB King in Manhattan will see Tifa performing alongside Mr Vegas, Elephant Man, Shaggy and Beenie Man. This is being promoted by Hot 97 FM radio jock and sound system selector Bobby Konders.

Tifa's New York trek will culminate on Monday with appearances at a number of diaspora activities, including a Day Dream Day Party featuring Macka Diamond and Assassin.

Sophia Squire to do winter European tour

Reggae singer/songwriter Sophia Squire is about to embark upon her first winter tour of Europe. Squire's record Love Don't Hurt, a song defending abused women and encouraging them to stand up against abuse and disrespect, has resonated well with women across the island.

Squire has performed on the 2013 Reggae Sumfest International Night One. Since then, she rocked a Mello FM 88 live outside broadcast show before doing the LIME Skool Aid in Portmore, St Catherine, last weekend.

She is slated to go to Europe and the United Kingdom in January 2014, performing in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and London.

10 selected to represent west

Last Saturday, Caribbean Broilers hosted the CB Pan Chicken Championship Western Regional, the second of three elimination events before the grand finals cook-off on November 24, at Dump-up Beach, Montego Bay. Based on the results, 10 persons will represent the west.

They are winner Wendell Gayle with runners-up Donald Smith from Hanover; Tyroun Kenton and Lionel Lewis (Trelawny); Clarence Watson and Damion Bailey (St Ann); Lesa Louden and Patrick Maxwell (St James), and Annette Holt and Eanon Anderson (Westmoreland). Holt also won the Grace Tomato Ketchup's 'Grace Ketch di Taste' competition.

While many attended to cheer on their favourite pan-chicken men and women, for most it was an outing for the family. For the children especially, the day was 'pan-tabulous'! Maxine Ackbersingh, who travelled with her family from Kingston, said, "I brought the children because summer is coming to an end and I realised we haven't done anything as a family. I figured this would have been a good event, and it was."