PRESS RELEASE: @JojosJerkPit Raw Talent Competition – Round 1 Ends With Success


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Jo Jo’s Jerk Pit and More, Raw Talent Competition has been heating up the past four weeks, with over 20 competitors turning out for the weekly elimination rounds held each Thursday night at Jo Jo’s on Waterloo Road. Anna Chin, Owner of Jo Jo’s and the visionary behind the Raw Talent competition says

“I am more than proud of this competition and what it has offered many young persons…. I think we have developed an important platform that affords Jamaica’s raw talent the opportunity to be seen by a diverse audience each week”.

Elimination Round one which took place on Saturday May 2 featured an intense night of live battle sing offs with the top 6 competitors for the month of April, resulting in Edna Manley College Music School final year student,  Keiko Smith taking first place and Shanique “Girl” Brown taking second place. these two competitors will now advance to the live music elimination round.

Qualifying rounds will continue every Thursday night in May with successful contestants battling it out during Elimination Round 2 on May 30 for a spot in the semi finals and the coveted opportunity to perform live at the Finals on June 27 with the Jojos resident band!

JOJOS Raw Talent Contest

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PRESS RELEASE: @JoJosJerkPit Raw Talent Competition


JOJOS Raw Talent Contest

Jo Jo’s Jerk Pit and More, an award winning family brand,has over the years captivated taste buds of its patrons with their mouth watering menu items, however they are now taking a step into unchartered waters, as they search for the next Jamaican singing sensation during their Raw Talent Competition.

The Competition will run from April 2 – June 27th.
According to Anna Chin, Owner of Jo Jo’s Jerk Pit and More, she conceptualized this series after working with dancehall group TOK on their event Blue Mountain Music Festival during which she fell in love with live music.
She further states, “I created this raw talent competition, so that I could take the raw talent from our Karaoke Thursdays event to our Live Music night on a Saturday while in our own small way contributing to the development of young and promising talent in Jamaica”.

Eliminations for the Raw Talent Competition happens each Thursday night in April at 10PM at Jo Jo’s Jerk Pit and More located on Waterloo Road; in Kingston. The weekly elimination format takes place during their very popular Karaoke Night, with contestants performing karaoke style, in front of a live audience. Performances are scored by a panel of celebrity judges who select two contestants to move on to the next round of the competition and a step closer to the first place cash prize of JMD$100,000 and an opportunity to perform in the finals with a live band.

The winner of The RAW TALENT COMPETITION will not only walk away with cash, but also have the opportunity to work with a Grammy award winning producer as well as receive a professionally produced music video.
The competition’s Second Place winner will receive a cash prize of JM$50,000 while Third place will receive JM$25,000.

Do you have that winning raw talent, come out to Jo Jo’s Jerk Pit and more this Thursday – see flyer for more details.

Application forms are available on the Jo Jo’s Jerk Pit and more Facebook page and website

Website : http://www.jojosjerkpit.com

Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/jojosjerkpitandmore

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Podcast: @CombatJackShow Interviews DJ Kool Herc


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The Combat Jack Show is a weekly podcast series that covers everything Hip Hop related. With hosts like Reggie Osse, Premium Pete, Dallas Penn and many others, this is the audio you need to be tuned in. Recently the father of Hip Hop, DJ Kool Herc was a featured guest. Here the Jamaican born DJ spoke on his upbringing, the birth of Hip Hop, the first Hip Hop emcee, his many challenges including battling drugs, naming his top DJs and artists and more. This is episode you put everything on hold to really get into and learn a thing or two. You’ve always heard that Hip Hop and Dancehall music were siblings, now meet the Hip Hop creator by listening below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @LattyJWorld – Bumpa


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This goes out to all the ladies with a large derriere! After premiering her music video on Hype TV, the public can now watch Latty J’sBumpa“. Directed by Terminal 4 Media, this was shot at an undisclosed location, a garage and the Palisadoes Strip. In the video Latty gets ready to hit the airport with her friends (A preview of “Teenie” was featured), while making their way to their destination they met in an accident and the only way they could rectify the situation was to thrill the motorist with their bumpers. Lots of booty shaking in this one, and the single is a fun one to listen to. If I was the Police Officer who came all the way to the strip on a bike only to be turned back, I’d be pissed. Look out for more from Latty J this year. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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NEW VIDEO: @BarackObama Speaks With Young Leaders Of The Americas In Jamaica


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This week, US President Barack Obama made an historic visit to our island, Jamaica. The visit, though short, made a huge impact on all in and outside of Jamaica. From meeting with Ministers to visiting the Bob Marley Museum to conversing with Youth Leaders, we look forward to the changes that should occur since departure. Below is his “Town Hall” with the Young Leaders of the Americas. Catch his special greeting and more by checking out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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