Topic: Entertainment

Ten key trends shaping digital entertainment on demand

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On-demand entertainment is relatively new to the market, but it is already taking the market by storm and evolving on the fly. Taryn Uhlmann, Executive Head of Operations at Discover Digital, a digital entertainment and video on demand services company, predicts 10 key trends to shape on-demand services in the short term:

Richie Stephens & Ska Nation band to release 100 year old Italian Classic ‘O Sole Mio’

Richie Stephens

Award winning Jamaican singer Richie Stephens, front man of the newly formed Richie Stephens & The Ska Nation Band is back home after completing a grueling eight week tour of Italy. While in Salento, Stephens took on the herculean task of recording 'O Sole Mio,' regarded as the most well known Italian song in history. "We are talking about an iconic, best selling song that was written in 1898 that is near and dear to the people of Italy" the singer disclosed. "It is an important song - the Bob Marley, One Love classic of Italy. I had to do justice to it. I am still amazed that I was able to pull it off the way we did. Paying homage in this way will no doubt help to strengthen the bond between Italy and Jamaica" Stephens said.

Countdown begins for Sizzla’s return to New York

Dancehall reggae star Sizzla is set to headline Irie Jam Media 23rd anniversary concert at Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica, New York on Sunday, September 4, 2016

After 8 years absence, reggae star Sizzla returns to New York for Irie Jam Media’s 23rd anniversary celebration. The milestone event on Labor Day Sunday, September 4 at Roy Wilkins Park in Jamaica, New York will bring together - reggae dancehall artists, Mr. Vegas, Richie Spice, Anthony B, Elephant Man, I-Wayne, Bugle, Jamiel and Sizzla as headliner – to what observers say is the last major summer reggae concert for summer in New York. Sizzla’s performance on Sunday comes 8 years after he and many other reggae dancehall artists’ visas were revoked from entering the Unites States for gay bashing lyrics in their music.

US: Angelique Kidjo Pays Tribute to Celia Cruz

Angelique Kidjo performs at 2015 Summerstage Festival in Central Park, New York City - Credit - dk's 4tos

By Dennis Kabatto – Angelique Kidjo is more than ready for her Tribute to Celia Cruz at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Ms Kidjo, a multiple Grammy award singer, songwriter, Unicef goodwill ambassador and arguably Africa’s most energetic and popular female performer will be joined onstage at Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, July 29 by US based Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez and internationally acclaimed Cuban composer, saxophonist and percussionist Yosvany Terry and his Quintet. “I was the one that proposed to do a tribute to Celia Cruz because I love Celia since I was a child.  I... Continue Reading