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Caribbean rhythm showcase searching for new talent

The Caribbean Export Development Agency in cooperation with the European Union and Headline Entertainment (Jamaica) is supporting Caribbean artistes gain greater exposure to international music executives with the second staging of the Caribbean Rhythm Showcase. The event producers are in search of 25 acts to perform live to an audience including music scouts in September 2022.

“We’re in search of artistes from all genres to perform at this Showcase.  From zouk, soca, calypso, reggae rap, dancehall and pop, we would like to support our artistes,” shared Allyson Francis, Services Specialist at Caribbean Export.

“Music is a critical industry for us within the region, and we’re committed to supporting the event of our practitioners with our Business of Music courses to leverage digital platforms and to provide them the exposure needed to be discovered,” she continued. The Caribbean Rhythm Showcase goals to unearth and display more of the region’s talent.

The organisers are inviting new and emerging artistes to register and submit a performance video for assessment, for a likelihood to take part in a dynamic event that can even include follow-up meetings with interested music executives.

Unlike previous editions which were held online, this years’ staging will probably be in person in Kingston, Jamaica, and goals to provide artistes the chance to showcase, gain exposure and create opportunity to collaborate with other regional musicians and generate international interest.

“This 12 months is different; it allows us to bring the talent together in a single space (so) it’s not only us seeing a video but interacting with live talent, seeing the way in which they operate and understanding things about them,” said Jerome Hamilton, managing director of Headline Entertainment.

He added: “The identical applies to the buyers, which incorporates producers, distributors, publishers, company executives and artiste representatives assembled from world wide, (so) now not will or not it’s about if – or will – the respective individuals go browsing.

The buyers will probably be present and will probably be here actively trying to interact and find talent and with every little thing up-close-and-personal constantly over a few days, we expect to achieve solid results.” Artistes are encouraged to go to the web site for details and are required to submit two original songs.

The live showcase will happen on September 17, 2022 in Kingston, Jamaica and the chosen artistes will take part in a variety of activities designed to supply them with profession development including workshops, and tours in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Culture, Entertainment, Gender and Sport. (PR)

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