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New York, NY (January 11, 2012) Conscious reggae crooner I-Octane starts 2012 on a high note with a jam packed schedule and what he anticipates will be another successful year. After wrapping up 2011 with a slew of hit songs and the release of his official EP off his own label Conquer the Globe Productions, I-Octane is taking steps to make 2012 even better. The early part of the year will take I-Octane to Europe where he will perform on 3 major festivals. First he will make a stop in Paris and Amneville France for the Reggae Splash Tour on February 24 and 25. His final stop will be the Amsterdam Reggae Festival, which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, February 26, 2012. Although no stranger to Europe, this time around is still exciting for I-Octane.
Toronto: 2012 has just started but already plans are well on their way for Steele's first birthday gala schedule for April 28th at the Jamaican Canadian Centre in Toronto. Special guest at the event will be popular radio host 'Boogieman' Barry G. "I want this to be an event to be remembered for good food, live entertainment, 4 very popular dj's and of course to top it all off, I'm honored to have as my special guest from Jamaica, the Boogieman Barry G" Steele said. Barry G has been a staple on Jamaican radio for over thirty-five years. The legendary radio host is an innovator, an educator and an entertainer. Many people still talk about the intense clashes with himself and England's David Rodigan.
The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) presents Evidence, A Dance Company on Saturday, February 18 at 8pm. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street in Cutler Bay, FL. Tickets are $25, $15, $10 ($5 tickets CultureShockmiami.com for ages 13-22). $5 off orchestra level seats for students seniors and active military service members. For tickets call 786-573-5300 or visit www.smdcac.org. Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1985, the dance company Evidence focuses on the seamless fusion of traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word. The company’s work provides a unique view of human struggles, tragedies and triumphs. Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown uses movement as a way to reinforce the importance of community in African American culture and to acquaint audiences with the beauty of traditional African forms and rhythms. A highlight of the evening will be a new work On Earth Together, inspired by the music of Stevie Wonder. In addition to On Earth Together, the program will feature two other dances by Brown, Ife: My Heart and Upside Down.
On August 13th 2010, Alrica made an appearance on The Lion TV Show. The show hosted by Tripple555, provides live music, news and interviews from New York to audiences worldwide. The interactive nature of The Lion TV Show made it evident that Alrica truly succeeded in charming viewers during her interview and live performance. Clips from the show can be viewed on the video page of www.alrica.net.
First Fruits Worldwide will host on August 13-17, 2012 their "First Annual Prayer and Praise Convention", located at the beautiful Overland Park Convention Censer in Overland Park, Kansas. The event is expected to bring over 30,000 people to the city. The purpose of the convention is to empower and inspire Gods people through "Prayer, Preaching and Praise" using our voices as a joyful noise. The convention will host a "500 Piece Orchestra", "500 Voice Choir"; along with various gospel music recording artists and singers. The convention will host some of today's most dynamic speakers throughout the convention.
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