As we countdown the clock to the first Caribbean Creative Industries Business Summit and Workshop Series, hosted by AEGIS Business Solutions from November 15th, we highlight some of the speakers that will present at the Opening Ceremony and Summit.
This event is like none other and is set to launch following Global Entrepreneurship Week on November 15th! Senator The Honorable, Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry, along with Senator The Honorable, Randall Mitchell, Minister of Tourism, Culture and The Arts, The Honorable, Ancil Dennis, Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation and Deodat Maharaj, Executive Director of Caribbean Export Development Agency, will present at the virtual Opening Ceremony, due to start at 1pm; it is free to the public. Musician, Actor and producer, Wendell Manwarren of 3canal, will be doing a video presentation on ‘Communicating the Creative Vision’:
“I see this Summit as a crucial opportunity at this precarious time, for creatives and investors to get out of their silos and bridge the divide and challenge the assumptions, that continue to bedevil and prevent us from finding common purpose towards a common goal. For us to seek solutions and explore possibilities that take us beyond where we are, to where we imagine is possible, by providing the forum for real communication to flourish and ideas to blossom and bear fruit, that redound to the benefit of us all.” – Wendell Manwarren
The Ceremony will also include, a ‘Mindset and Motivation’ session with Precision Global Music CEO and Music producer, Kasey Phillips, among other presentations.
Participants can also look forward to engaging panels and discussions surrounding the Creative Industries, on how we navigate, innovate and propel these sectors, in order to jumpstart our creative economy. One such panel is, “Valuing the Creative Mindset” and features a talented group from the Caribbean! Trinbagonian Fashion Designer and Social entrepreneur, Anya Ayoung Chee, Illustrator, artist and comic book writer, Matthew Clarke from Barbados, Guyanese Literary activist and Oral historian, Petamber Persaud, Jamerican Film Director and Screenwriter, Kia Moses, along with CEO of Spicemas Corp., Kelvin Jacob from Grenada and Music Producer and percussionist, Keshav Chandradath Singh from Trinidad, are all gearing up for the Summit. The panel will be moderated by Media personality and Communications practitioner, Dike Rostant.
According to Anya Ayoung Chee: “NFTs [non-fungible tokens] present a unique model for collaboration between creatives and tech developers. As a designer, it has given me a feeling of freedom and possibility, which I have yearned for in the traditional fashion realm. The future of artistic sovereignty and shared growth, shared wins for the Caribbean creative and technology communities, lie in this space. My hope is that the WYLD FLWR drop we recently launched inspires more Caribbean creatives to jump in the NFT game and start navigating the world of blockchain and crypto…”
Jamerican Filmmaker, Kia Moses shares, “Caribbean people are naturally creative. The key is for creators to find the balance between passion and profit; for investors to truly start seeing creativity as a profitable industry and for the Caribbean audience to pay to support the arts.”
There are twelve (12) online workshops which touch on all areas of business, including: business registration, hiring of staff, accounting, taxes and maintaining good customer relations. The workshops will have engaging discussions, live examples and case studies. Participants will also have access to toolkits, guides, short-cuts and access to each workshop they’ve registered for, for a period of 10 business days, following the end of the event.
“Now more than ever, entrepreneurs and creatives need to build their business and finance knowledge whilst focusing on developing their craft and core service. At Aegis, we have taken our expertise and designed condensed, simple workshops to help business owners hit the ground running as they head into 2022.” says Aegis Chairman, Angela Lee Loy
Participants can still register for the online workshops and Summit by CLICKING HERE. Don’t delay; it’s time to turn your passion into profit! For further information, email: email@example.com or call: 868 625 6473 ext. 162 or 164. Follow AEGIS on social media @aegisbusiness to stay in the loop.
Sistaron’s Trailblazing. Artist’s New Hit Single, ‘Fwd’, Is All That!
Rhonda Knights is the undisputed female HipHop queen of Trinidad and Tobago and this incontestable fact facilitated her rise to acclaim in the 90’s in Trinidad and Tobago, but she’s far from done. As fierce as she’s ever been, Sistaron, as she’s popularly known, now delivers another hit single, this time with melody that’s intrinsically Soca.
Even amid pandemic restrictions, Sistaron remained focused, bent on delivering her unique sound, and that she has. She’s made a point of blending her country’s sweet, Soca melody with a few lines that bring home the head- bopping fire she’s well known for. ‘Fwd’ is a lyrically sound piece of work that’s uplifted with the production skill of none other than producer, LL Cool Blaze, with mastering by Keron ‘Sherrif’ Thompson. Peter ‘Wildfire’ Noel is credited with vocal co-production, building on their relationship from her previous release, ‘Waiting for You.’
When she re-emerged onto the Caribbean music circuit two years ago, Sistaron received a warm welcome. Her single, ‘Look Ting Now’ was enough to prove that she was prepared to leave a lasting impression. Now, with a thirst to deliver music that fans and people from all walks of life can relate to, dance and sing along to, the former Keskidee Karavan hit maker, elevates with ‘Fwd.’
“It’s a track that anyone can relate to – men and women,” she explained, adding that this particular single isn’t being marketed specifically to the carnival season. “A lot of the artistes have changed that mindset of creating music with lyrics specific to carnival. The pandemic showed many of us what needed to change. We’re at a crossroads where we simply want to release music for consistency and we don’t want to be pressed for a certain time period,” she said. The Miami based artist highlighted the chaos often caused when music is released specifically for the Carnival season, with artistes all clamoring for radio airplay. “This situation may prove beneficial to the industry, since now we can all focus on delivering music anytime, irrespective of a festival per say.”
Still, the carnival lover maintains hope that Trinidad and Tobago will see brighter days ahead. “Many of us out here in the US are concerned because we know the strain the economy back home, is under. We know what our contribution annually, means to the economy,” she said, highlighting that no matter what, Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival is essential.
Equipped with her individual style and flair, Sistaron says it’s never easy to reinvent oneself and keep going, and for that, she’s immensely satisfied with her determination. “I’m shocking myself all the time,” she said, laughing at the moments she often finds herself pondering the fact that she wrote the music she just happens to be singing. “Someone once told me that I should keep adjusting my crown, because they’re watching, and that fueled me to keep going,” she admitted, adding, “reinventing myself and producing good stuff is giving me my own vibe right now.”
She tells up and coming creatives to avoid placing boundaries on themselves, saying that it’s good to broaden their perspective so they can see a wider spectrum of all that they can be. Her new single is testimony to that mindset- the artist explaining that it all came together as it needed to, after multiple random chats with friends and even a chance encounter with an Afro Beats mixtape she’d heard almost two years before. “This song is made up of a little of everything, meshed perfectly to deliver a huge something that’s not only relatable, but honest and real,” she said.
For the very latest on Sistaron, follow her on Instagram @sistaron.
CHECK OUT THE NEW MUSIC VIDEO
Bunji, Fay Ann Go Hard With New Soca Rave Sound.
As talk of Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival 2022 maintains some momentum with stakeholders weighing in on the practicality of a festival being hosted, soca artistes like Fay Ann Lyons and her husband, Bunji Garlin, are hard at work. The duo, still overseas, having spent most of the summer in the US, have unleashed a brand new track, collaboratively done and totally out of the box. This morning, Bunji declined to comment on the new single or anything else for that matter, telling us that he preferred to focus on releasing good music for the people at this present time.
The new single is a crossover into the mainstream ‘rave’ genre that is huge in places like Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and New York. Blending the traditional hyped sound of Soca music with the Rave element, breeds a flavour that they both deliver comfortably on. In 2015, Lyons-Alvarez experimented with the sound when she unleashed the powerful, ‘Raze’- a tune that proved to be a truly epic fetter’s anthem. Now, fast forward to 2021, as the world anticipates a revival of energy to life, she comes hard again, this time with her husband, in a song they’ve called, ‘What You See.’
The new single was collaboratively written by both artistes and produced by St. Lucia’s, Lashley ‘Motto’ Winter and Yannick Plante. The track sits on the Ibiza Riddim, which also features Motto and St. Vincent’s Skinny Fabulous.
HERE’S THE BRAND NEW TRACK:
Ebuzz News2 months ago
Miya Marcano Foundation Now Active. New Video Emerges of Family’s Encounter with Armando Caballero.
Caribbean Buzz2 months ago
Buju Banton’s Daughter Claims Dad Assaulted Her.
Ebuzz News2 months ago
Cardi B Brings Even More Focus to Dancehall and Jamaica. Just Look!
Ebuzz News1 month ago
Ricardo Drue Keeps Doing The Dad Thing Right.