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Canadian Artists to Perform at the 2016 Jamaica Music Conference
By: L3 Magazine
The artistic lineup representing Canada are some of the best upcoming talents, and have been hand selected by Masani Montague, BA (Hons), MES, producer of RastaFest an annual Reggae festival celebrating Rastafari culture in Canada. Representing Rastafest showcase are LinQz, Comfort, Korexion, Mel Dube, isax, Chelsea Stewart, King Shadrock, Jah Kettle and Latoya. Artists from the Canadian delegation will perform on Friday November 11th as a part of the The Role of Sound Systems in Artist Discovery and Development panel, and on Saturday November 12th, 2016 as part of the JMC Global Soul Music Showcase. The showcase will take place at JAMNESIA, 8 Miles Bull Bay, Kingston, Jamaica.
Eager to take their artistry to the next level, Masani says "the artists selected to perform at the Jamaica Music Conference are singers, DJs, players of instruments and singjays. These artists represent the best in upcoming talent and are a good representation of who is ready to move on to the next level with their career." In addition to their solo performances, some of the Canadian artists will perform in a scene from Masani's Reggae play, Danger to the Public, inspired by characters from her novel, Dread Culture.
The conference, which is a platform for music business education and networking, is designed to be a pipeline for rising and established artisans who wish to expand their artistic reach by networking with professionals such as Music Distributors, Journalists, Music Publishers and Career Managers.
Some of the panel discussions presented at #JMC2016 include Entertainment as an Export, Creating New Business Models, Music and Social Change, and Music Marketing and Monetization. Invited guest speakers include Chin Bourne of Irish and Chin Promotions, Natasha Von Castle, Editor-in-Chief from L3 Magazine, Recording Super Star Busy Signal, Tessanne Chin, winner of NBC's The Voice, and esteemed entertainment lawyer Lloyd Stanbury and several others.
Parts of the conference will take place in various parts of Jamaica including the Alpha School for Boys, Jamaica College, JAMPRO Headquarters, Nanook, as well as the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.
CEO and Founder of the Jamaica Music Conference, Kwasi Bonsu says "It is out hope that the 2016 Jamaica Music Conference (JMC) will be that space where people from around the globe can do business with Jamaica's music professionals and have all aspects of their creative needs met."
The conference closes on Sunday November 13th at Fort Clarence Beach with an all-day celebration party and artist open Mic where artists have an opportunity to showcase their talent for international booking agents and digital distribution platforms.
For more information about the conference, visit http://www.jamaicamusicconference.com. L3 Magazine is an official sponsor of the Jamaica Music Conference 2016.
Natasha Von Castle