More on the Caribbean Cultural Conference from Michele Adams in The Examiner.
The Caribbean Cultural Conference is taking place from September 21st – 23rd. The conference is an annual event planned to bring together entertainment industry stakeholders to explore, examine the obstacles confronting the advancement of the Caribbean entertainment industry.
The last day of the conference will be celebrated with an artist showcase performance by Ed Robinson, Lyrikal, Mario Evon, and DJ Mastermind at Webster Hall on Friday, September 23rd at 6:30 PM. Webster Hall is located at 125 East 11th Street, New York City, New York.
General admission tickets are $15.00 through www.ticketmaster.com.
Originally hailing from Trinidad, Lyrikal has been performing and recording music all throughout the metro New York area since 2003. His talent has reached many listeners, including artists such as Wu Tang Clan and Sean Paul.
Mario Evon is a Jamaican rising star creating his own niche of the Reggae-Soul genre. He defines his music as the place where R&B and Soul meets Reggae and a touch of Dancehall.
In the Reggae Recording industry, Ed ‘ER’ Robinson has proven that he is able to deliver some high-quality music. His version of Bob Dylan’s “Knocking On Heaven’s Door” was his biggest hit internationally to date. Robinson is also known as a drummer and businessman. He is the owner of TifTam Recording Studios (Jamaica), E2 Recordinrk.g Studios, E2 Records and E.R.M.A. Entertainment (New York) stands out as a beacon of hope for internationally known and up coming artist.
Caribbean-American DJ MasterMind began deejaying in the late 90s graduating his way up to concerts, nightclubs, college circuits, and radio shows throughout the New York City area and internationally.
The 2011 Caribbean Cultural Music Conference kicks off with a conference opening networking event on September 21st from 7:30 PM – 12 AM at Negril Village located at 70 West 3rd St., New York, New York. Admission is FREE.
Day 1 of the conference starts on Thursday, September 22nd from 9 AM to 5 PM at the Marriott Marquis hotel located at 1535 Broadway, New York, New York. Admission is FREE. The panel discussion will include the following topics/presenters: inside the production booth, music publishing, Jamaicanmusic.com, brand building, endorsement, and marketing music in the digital age.
Day 2 of the conference is also at the Marriott Marquis on Friday, September 23rd from 9 AM to 5 PM. Admission is FREE. The panel discussion will include: artist management, navigating the new music business, financial management tips, do’s and don’ts of touring presented by Tower Isle, and the changing face of radio and how the artist can use radio effectively presented by RedStripe.