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November, 2003

:: NEW CHRISTMAS CD ::

It's finally here - the latest Christmas Soca Parang CD from Ajamu. The CD, cleverly titled,
"7 DAYS OF PARANG" features 7 exciting Christmas tracks to get, and keep you in the Christmas mood. There's a song for every day of the week, and a song for everyone. We've featured 4 audio clips from the CD on the music page to jingle your bells. Take a listen!

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - "7 Days of Parang" is priced on this website at $10.50. Also available is the last parang CD "CHRISTMAS SOCA PARANG" at $10.50. Blessings to all this Christmas!


September, 2003

:: SONGS FROM NEW ANNIVERSARY CD STORMING THE AIRWAVES ::

"You Getting It"
Track 7 and "Queen Of The Island" Track 5 on the CD "Taking My Time" have been in regular rotation on the Caribbean Radio Stations in New York.

Please visit www.wlib.com and cast your vote for Ajamu's "You Getting It" for WLIB's Top Ten.

:: OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES IN THE CALYPSO AND SOCA MONARCH FINALS ::

Ajamu walked away from both competitions feeling very pleased with his performances. His musical offerings were well constructed, thought provoking, lyrically stong, and melodious. The judges placed him fouth and eighth in the Calypso Finals and Soca Finals respectively, but King Ajamu walk away a winner.

Congratulations! You succeeded in raising the standard of both competitions.

 

   

::"20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS IN GRENADA IN YEARS"::

Those were just some of the words from the mouths of patrons who attended the Concert on Wednesday July 30th in Grenada. Eddie Fredericks, the host of a popular Grenadian radio show, sang praises to Ajamu and spoke at length about the quality and standard of the show. Those who missed the show and those who attended alike asked for a repeat of the show during the Carnival season.

Ajamu wishes to thank all who attended the show and celebrated his anniversary, and those who contributed to make the event possible. Special thanks also go out to his fellow Calypsonians who helped him celebrate in grand style : REGIONAL - Singing Sandra, Becket, Stalin, & Gabby. LOCAL - Black Wizard, Doggie, Beast, Tall Pree, Inspector, Steve Theodore & Zeleka Peters (Junior Independence Monarch).

Grenada Cable Vision captured the show on video, and the tape will go on sale in the near future.

PRODUCER OF THE SHOW - Carolann Scantlebury
STAGE MANAGER - Pat Henry McIntire

SPONSORS
GRENADA BREWERIES :: LIAT 1974 LTD :: WEE FM :: GRAND VIEW INN :: GBN ::
CITY SOUND :: CREATIVE HOUSE :: FOX INN HOTEL :: CABLE VISION ::

SPECIAL THANKS
FRANCIS AND ANNE PETERS :: FIRE ONLINE :: JULIA MOORE :: PAT HENRY McINTIRE ::
TROY GARVEY :: EDDIE FREDERICKS :: LITTLE REDS :: YOUNG SOUND :: SENATOR::
THE ISLAND GIRLS :: LONA WILLIAMS :: HILLARY HERBERT ::

VIEW PHOTOS OF 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW

:: AJAMU MAKES HISTORY ON GRENADIAN RADIO ::

Thanks to the brilliant idea of Pele D'arbeau of Grenada Breweries, all the radio stations in Grenada came together for a live link on Tuesday, 29th July 2003 from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Talk about unity - when the original feed from GBN was not working for some of the stations, they used an alternative method and joined with other stations to ensure that they would receive a live feed.
This was the first time ever that all the radio stations came together for an event of this nature.

The program was wonderfully hosted by Troy Garvey and highlighted Ajamu's 20 years in Calypso. Garvey, Ajamu and the Grenadian public revived many songs and experiences from "Ajamu's Archives". Fans were treated to a trip down memory lane with Ajamu, and they won tickets for his anniversary show and copies of his new CD. Even after the show ended, the phones kept ringing as proud Grenadians called to congratulate him and convey their warm wishes. Ajamu was moved by the warm sentiments expressed by all who called. He said the calls served as motivation and inspiration for him to continue his positive music and work. He knows his words and music are not falling on deaf ears.

© 2003, Edson Mitchell
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