The Pure Grenada Factor

A decidedly Grenadian Music Festival

The Pure Grenada Music Festival (PGMF) today presented the full line up of Grenadian artistes participating in the much anticipated 6 day, 4 venue event carded for April 5 – 10, 2016.
In addition to the 10 up and coming local bands selected through participation in the earlier launched Ready for the Big Stage initiative. These are: Sabrina Francis (Voices of the World April 5th); Love Vibes, Natty & Channel 12, Ahkeem & Nature Claim, Changes, Sheereen Brizan & the Inflectionz (Mobile concerts in Gouyave and Grenville on April 6th and 7th); The Phoenix (Rock De Boat – Floating Stage, April 7th); Jomo & Gylfi (Rhythm and Soul – April 8th); Spice Rock (Reggae Night – April 9th); and Soul Deep (Pure Grenada Vibz – April 10th).
Added to this pool of phenomenal talent is a list of names, which reads as the “Grenadian Who’s Who” of pioneering and successful musical achievement in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Bringing the curtain down on the festival is all Grenadian cast of Musical Royalty – Valene Nedd, Keturah George, Kelly “Rootsman Kelly” Clyne; Kelson and Kellon “Luni Spark and Electrify” Ogiste; Elwin “Black Wizard” Mc Quilkin; Wilt “Tallpree” Cambridge; Findley “Scholar” Jeffrey; Hollice “Mr. Killa” Mapp and Edson “Ajamu” Mitchell.
Musical Director for the Programme, Mr. Ethorn Francis, explained that the artistes will be accompanied by a hand picked band of Grenada’s best musicians under his guidance, supported by Mr. Cecil Noel.
Apart from performing their own pieces, all artistes will present a collaborative musical surprise, adding to the delight and anticipation of what promises to be the show to end all shows.
Says Steering Committee Member, Dieter Burkhalter,

“Pure Grenada Vibz is one of several projects within the Pure Grenada Music Festival which speaks directly to the benefit of Grenada and Grenadians. Ready for the Big Stage, Pure Grenada Vibz, our Artiste in Residence Programmes is the beginning of the delivery of our mandate.
It is no coincidence that, the closing night of the inaugural Pure Grenada Music Festival is final reminder to the world of who we are and what we have to offer musically. It is also a reminder of why they should return next year and continue to support Grenadian talent.”
He reiterated the purpose of the festival as a window for exposure to the international community and most importantly a platform for developing Grenadian musicians under the auspices of Music and Beyond.”

Music and Beyond is the locally registered non-profit responsible for this very first fundraising initiative to which all the festivals profits would be donated so that critical necessary and adequate support required by musicians can be provided.
Tickets for the Pure Grenada Music Festival are available at outlets island-wide with an online option to follow soon.
To keep updated on the activities leading up to April 2016, like our Facebook page (Pure Grenada Music Festival) or visit our website: http://www.grenadamusicfestival.com/

PGMF MOTORCADE A SUCCESS

Grenada Gets A Taste of What Is To Come

St. George’s Grenada, November 22, 2015: The Pure Grenada Music Festival (PGMF) team took the streets of Grenada by storm on Saturday November 21 in their island wide motorcade.

From the Le Phare Bleu Boutique Hotel and Marina, the convoy travelled the eastern route with major stops in La Tante Junction, the Town of Grenville, Sauteurs, Gouyave and the Esplanade Mall. At each stop, the public was entertained by a DJ spinning tunes from the international artistes and the extraordinary talent of two of the Big Stage acts, Grenada’s very own Sabrina Francis and A#keem.

Along the way the Festival Ambassadors – all volunteers, plus representatives from two other local bands Jomo & Gylfi and Duanel Barthomew and Sinicar Henry-Rogers from Changes - handed out flyers, shared information and set expectations for the eagerly anticipated April 5 – 10, 2016. The event also provided a perfect opportunity to share the Early Bird Special of EC $195.00 for all four main stage shows for Grenadians only. Tickets will be available for December at outlets island-wide.

Chair of the Steering Committee, Jana Caniga was delighted by the success of the activity. “The enthusiasm with which we were greeted and the support we have received during this activity was extraordinary and very encouraging.”

The PGMF team thanks wholeheartedly, everyone who supported the initiative including our sponsors, founders and our volunteer ambassadors.

To keep updated on the activities leading up to April 2016, like our Facebook page (Pure Grenada Music Festival) or visit our website: http://www.grenadamusicfestival.com/

Music on the Road

The Pure Grenada Music Festival says: “GET READY GRENADA!”

St. George’s Grenada, November 16, 2015: The Pure Grenada Music Festival (PGMF) team will be taking to the streets and all the parishes in an island wide motorcade on Saturday 21 November. The motorcade will showcase performances from some of the local bands as well as music from the artistes that will be performing during the Festival from April 5 to 10, 2016. Information on specials, ticket prices and the activities leading up to this FANTASTIC event will also be given.

The action begins at Le Phare Bleu (Calivigny) and moves through the east coast stopping at La Tante Junction, Grenville (Opposite Courts Gda Ltd.), Sauteurs Bus Terminal, St. Marks’s, Gouyave, Melville Street Bus Terminal, St. George’s and culminates at Wall Street, Grand Anse.

Look out for the PGMF team in your parish and join in the action, excitement and entertainment that is the Pure Grenada Music Festival.

All are welcome to join us on the road!

A Great Collaboration

In collaboration with the Alliance Française the Pure Grenada Music Festival is very happy to present Erik Pédurand from Guadeloupe.

Érik Pédurand grew up a precocious child in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, captivated by his father’s CD collection. Born into a creole childhood with a family of musicians, his ears were nurtured by the music of Kassav, the rhythms of Gwo Ka, and the texts of Jacques Brel.

In 2003, at the age of 17, he made his début on National TV as a contestant on the show STARDOM, broadcast on the channel Guadeloupe Première. With his diploma in hand, Pédu- rand moved to Paris to study foreign languages at the University. While immersing himself
in his studies, he found himself increasingly drawn to the Paris underground music scene, where he would meet the musicians who would co-author his first songs and help launch his first album.

The artist’s first album “Chayé Kow” was released in 2009 under the label AWI Music. As the singles “Si ou pa la” and “On bel jouné” enjoyed significant radio play and TV rotation, the artist started to attract the attention of the industry. In 2009, Pédurand won the award for Best New Artist at the Afro-Caribbean Art Awards Ceremony in Paris (Trophées des arts afro- caribéens). In 2010 he finished the year with the best-selling album in the French West Indies. After a sold-out show at the prestigious Parisian venue La Cigale, Pédurand embarked on a whirlwind tour with the legendary group Kassav, world-renowned pioneers of Zouk. He per- formed for audiences throughout Europe, North America, and the Caribbean.

In 2013, Pédurand released his second album “Ecole Créole,” a sonorous voyage between the Caribbean and Africa. The album, an impressive demonstration of his unique influences, was meticulously crafted in his Parisian home-studio. Upon its release École Créole won immediate critical acclaim, capturing the “2013 Judges Choice” (Coup de Coeur) award in the category “Caribbean Music” at the Ceremony Elwa D’or en Guadeloupe in 2013.

http://erikofficiel.com

Get ready...The British Collective are here!

The British Collective bring together five of the United Kingdom’s finest ever male R&B artists, Junior Giscombe, Lee John, Omar, Don-E and Noel McKoy. Having sold millions of records worldwide over a period spanning 3 decades as artists, songwriters and musicians, there coming together as ‘The British Collective’ will raise the bar of british R&B to new levels and set the trend for a new era of quality soulful music on a global scale.

The first single and video release was ‘Romantic’, an easy going and uplifting soulful song with an extremely catchy hook. It is the first time, the collective are seen coming together and captures both their individualism and ease of working together, with a promise of the things to come.

That’s just the beginning, there is an album on the way, which will be completed in the next few weeks, where audiences will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy contributions from all the artists and some very special guests. The album is full of firsts, with an emphasis on smooth, warm and familiar vocals combined with killer musical arrangements, evoking the memories of bands like Earth, Wind & Fire in a contemporary fashion. As the members of The British Collective State:

“All of our contributions to music are well documented in history for all to see, but it’s all about where we go next. And we’re all really excited about that.”

This is coupled with intended tour dates of Africa, Europe and the Americas in which the ‘British Collective’ will collaborate with international and local artists.

Don-e

Love makes the world go round - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETUlktmWhH0

Junior

Mama used to say - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAWnb1yxr5M

Lee John

Imagination - Just an illusion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21VbKgOM0gg

Noel Mckoy

Family - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjvAlyy7EGA

Omar

There's nothing like this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFnclBOlr6o

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Music and Beyond

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