Although reggae has been part of mainstream thanks to such legends as iconic Bob Marley, dancehall has slowly and stealthily made it’s impact. From Grammy winners Shabba Ranks and Shaggy, dancehall has gradually seeped and is making it’s voice be heard as more than a passing trend.
Created and executive produced by LA Wright and Kevin Beswick comes an unprecedented televised reggae competition show with “Dancehall Got Talent”. Dancehall Got Talent’s mission is to breakdown the walls and prejudices that have prevented the growth and development of the genre while catapulting new artist in Dancehall to the mainstream.
The televised competition will be hosted by the Ryan Seacrest of the Caribbean, better known internationally as the Diva Nikki Z and be judged by dancehall star Timberlee, reggae legend “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” Ed Robinson, Irie Jam radio personality DJ Roy and fashion maven and entrepreneur Dougie Platinum.
The first tapping will be a star studded event of celebrity guests as “Dancehall Got Talent” has garnered the support of Dancehall and Hip Hop super stars like Mavado, Morgan Heritage, Ace Hood, Danielle, Agent Sasco, Samantha J, KES The Band, Cecile, Spice, Lady Saw, Beenie Man and many more. “Expect the our first taping to be star studded” says Nikki Z the Caribbean “Ryan Seacrest”
Dancers or dance crews will win the opportunity to be the official dancers for season II of #DHGT, will be featured in the music video of the winning artist and will be the featured dancers during the domestic & international tour dates at the end of season one. Dancer auditions will be held on September 12th 2014, 2:00 pm at 153-01 Jamaica Ave NY 11432. The winner of “Dancehall Got Talent” will receive a $5000 Grand prize, a recording contract and global distribution deal.
Dancehall Got Talent will be seen worldwide on [OmniPresent Media] OPM Digital Network
“simulcast” on all of the following devices: Roku, Smart TV’s, Apple TV, XBox, PS3, Wii, iPads, Google Play, Amazon, Tablets, PC’s, Mac’s, Blu Ray Players, Smart Phones, iTunes and Androids.
#DHGT first of eight Live New York tapings will be held August 30th, 2014 on location at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center 153-10 Jamaica Avenue in Queens, New York. Open to all dancehall artists and dancers, registration to audition ends on September 1st, 2014. For more information, please contact (347) 502-8310, [email protected] or visit www.DancehallGottalent.com
Source: New York, U.S.A (MPR Consulting)