Last year, an ensemble called the Rockin’1000 made an impassioned rock and roll plea for the Foo Fighters to come to Cesena, Italy on their tour of Europe. The video naturally went viral and wound up being successful, as the Foos added a performance at Carisport on their Sonic Highways tour.When you have a thousand musicians already assembled, the next step is to put on a performance with all of them. That’s just what the Rockin’1000 did, when they hosted the “That’s Live” performance at Orogel Stadium last weekend. The band, split up into singers, guitarists, bassists, and drummers, performed a revue of rock and roll history.Among that revue was the song “Rebel Rebel,” played as a tribute to the late great David Bowie. Watch the video of that tribute below, as shared by the band.
EntertainmentLocalNews “Be creative” advises Busy Signal by: – February 3, 2012 Share Reanno Gordon AKA “Busy Signal”One of Jamaica’s internationally acclaimed musical artists has advised young singers to be creative and hold on to their dream.Reanno Gordon better known by his stage name or nick name “Busy Signal” for his hit songs like “Nah Go A Jail Again”, “Tic Toc”, “One More Night”, “Unknown Number” and “Comfort Zone” will be live in concert at the Krazy Kokonuts, “The Entertainment Capital of Dominica” this evening.At a press conference on Friday morning, he advised young singers, performers and talents to be creative and remain positive even in negative environments.“My main advice is be creative, stay focused. Sometimes it takes a little while for you to really get the exposure you need or to get to the level you need in terms of getting out there for people to know you on a wide scale not just your friends alone but a whole magnitude of people.”He says remaining focused on one’s dream may require patience as it took him some time to gain international fame but he held on to his dream and advises young singers to do likewise.“Sometimes it takes a while to build up to get to that level but hold on to your dreams it is possible because I didn’t know that I would be here as an artist representing music, representing my country doing music, I didn’t know that for a fact but I had that dream and I held onto it.”According to him, “Prior to being an artist I was just a conductor collecting money on the side of a bus helping people with their bags and before that I was just cutting hair, being a barber not a certified barber but cutting hair for my friends”.He said further that the Church was the first place he learnt of microphones, guitars and drum sets and expressed gratitude to his mother who would take him to church as a young boy.Although he says it is difficult to remain positive while being surrounded by negativity; his advice is that there is always room for positiveness.Click here to listen to Busy Signal’s impromtu promo: Busy_Signal“Keep holding onto your goals; being positive and staying focused these are the main things. It is not really easy to be positive in a negative world but there is still room for positiveness if you look within yourself and be focused and be strong.”“My goal is for the people to get the message in a lot of my songs. I have a wide variety of songs; I have songs for the young crowd people who want to dance, want to party and I have songs that send a positive and substantial message. The main goal is for people to get the messages that’s being sent out in a substantial form of lyrical content in my songs.”L-R: D-Major, Esco Levi and Busy SignalHe explained that many students in Jamaica use some of his songs as an anthem for example, “Nah go jail again” to keep them away from trouble. He also noted that he supports the advancement of education in his country by sponsoring 16 computers to a school as well as various scholarships at his alma mater.Busy Signal said he is happy to be in Dominica and to be a part of the warm up to Carnival as he promotes creativity and all types of genres of music. He says he is all about entertainment and promised patrons a wonderful show.Two other Jamaican artists will also be featured at tonight’s concert; they are whose Wayneford “Exco Levi” Levy and Damian “D-Major” Codlin.[nggallery id =132]The show begins at 10:00pm at the Krazy Kokonuts in Castle Comfort.Dominica Vibes News Tweet 34 Views one comment Sharing is caring! Share Share
Share Submit Gavin Moore, Head of Traffic and Brand for leading iGaming affiliate Better Collective, has completed his 6 of the Best profile for SBC News.Find out about the film Moore has a newfound appreciation for, the sporting comeback he’ll never forget, and the author he discovered upon moving to Denmark. Best HolidayBefore I became a dad, I was an avid diver, so my best trip was probably when my wife and I took a small tour of Indonesia, where we stopped off in Bali, Nusa Lembongan, the Gili Islands, and Lombok.To be fair, with beautiful underwater life, good surfing, mountains to climb, rice fields to wander, magnificent views, and incredible beaches – there was not a lot to dislike.Best AlbumRadiohead – OK Computer. It is just a great album from track 1 to track 12. It has no deeper meaning to me than the fact it is fantastic music, which I still quite happily listen to today.Best FilmFinding Nemo – Okay, it hasn’t always been that, but I’ve developed a newfound appreciation for it. My son likes it, and it has taught him a lot about sea life and the types of creatures you find in the ocean. Plus, let’s be honest, it has its funny moments.Right now, this is my favourite – but that probably also has something to do with the fact that I don’t get much of a say in what we watch at home…Best Sporting ExperienceAs a Sheffield Wednesday fan and an Englishman, I have had very little to cheer about in my 32 years so far with neither club nor country. In fact one of my most vivid early football memories was an away day with my dad in 1999 to see Sheffield Wednesday in Newcastle – we lost 8-0 and I cried all the way home.However, in Europe, I’ve always had a soft spot for Manchester United. Seeing their comeback against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final is something I won’t forget in a hurry.Best BookI have to hold my hands up and say I am not a massive reader – I don’t really find the time for it now if I am honest. However, since moving to Denmark, I discovered the Danish author Jakob Ejersbo, and I really enjoyed his African Trilogy consisting of Exile, Revolution and Liberty. They were good companions on diving holidays when taking a break between dives.Best AppWhy, that is Better Collective’s SmartBets app… Okay, other than the blatantly obvious, I am a massive Uber fan. It just makes my life a lot easier when I am out travelling and collecting receipts. But we’re all familiar with this one, so there’s no need for further explanation. StumbleUpon Share
WAFA gave AshGold a 6-1 mauling on Sunday in Week 12 of the Ghana Premier League. The home side produced their best football performance of the season to leave empty-handed. Konadu Yiadom scored twice with Andrews Ntim, Ibrahim Abubakari, Daniel Owusu and Haruna Mola getting the other goals. Amos Nkrumah’s 38th minute goal was consolation for the Miners.Berekum Chelsea got a 4-2 home win over King Faisal at the Golden City Park. Stephen Amankonah scored twice with Jordan Opoku and Richard Kissi Boateng getting the other two while Osman Ibrahim and Frimpong Boateng found the net for King Faisal.Kotoko came back from a goal down to beat Bechem United 3-1 on Friday at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday. Hafiz Konkoni gave Bechem the lead in the 20th minute but Kotoko fought back through Martin Antwi and Augustine Okrah’s goals in the 25th and 45th minutes respectively.Isaac Kwain gave Aduana Stars a 1-0 win at Dreams FC on Saturday with his first goal for the Fire Boys. Kwain struck in the 78th minute to hand the visitors all three points on the day.Liberty Professionals beat Karela 1-0 at the Karl Reindorf Park in Dansoman. Elvis Kyei Baffour’s goal was the difference between the two sides on the day.At the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, Hearts of Oak and Elmina Sharks drew 1-1 after Dennis Mensah and Kofi Kordzi scored for either side.The goalless draws of the round happened when Legon Cities played at home to Eleven Wonders on Saturday and Dwarfs took on Inter Allies in Cape Coast.