Teacha Dee’s Short Bio (@jamlinkintl)

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Teacha Dee is no stranger to the European roots reggae scene and has been hailed as one of the best live performers on the festival scene. Since 2011 to the present day, Teacha Dee has been a headliner on several reggae festivals in France, Holland and Germany as well as within numerous clubs and concert halls across Europe.

In March of 2016, Teacha Dee released his sophomore album titled “Rastafari Way” produced mainly by the House Of Riddim out of Austria, which has only one feature by the legendary Echo Minott.

This album was ranked 5th best national album in Germany by Riddim Magazine and Number 2 in Holland by Reggae-vibes in their top 25 reggae album charts.

In 2017, Teacha Dee was recognized as one of the highlights of Germany’s prestigious Reggae Jam festival in Bersenbrück and went from there to headline festivals in Denmark, Switzerland and Hungary in 2018.

In 2019, Teacha Dee embarked on a Mexican reggae tour in collaboration with Kass Smith, which was a resounding success. With a large number of releases under his belt, Teacha Dee has teamed up with the all Jamaican GOADE band and Jamaican-Mexican reggae sensation Kass Smith, to present to Europe an electrifying tour series dubbed the “Pushing you” tour for 2020.

Kass Smith’s Bio (@jamlinkintl)

kass smithKass Smith is a bilingual, award winning, Jamaican-born singer, songwriter, fine artist, entrepreneur, holistic teacher and motivational life coach who has lived in Mexico for most of his life.

Born Roger Kassiano Smith in Hanover, Jamaica, in a family of five, Kass began singing and performing at the age of six . His father, an architect, and mother a school principal and Justice of the peace, instilled focused work and determination as key to achieve preset goals. At the age of nine, he won his first gold medal in the national performing arts festival. This was the genesis of a prolific career as a recording artist, writer, musician and actor. In the years to follow, Kass performed at various theaters across the island and received several gold, silver and bronze medals in the national festival awards. He also acted alongside Christopher Walken in “Going to Extremes” and Maxi Priest in “SCAM.”

Kass studied painting, Jazz piano and vocals while at Cornwall College and then went on to study Management at the University of the West Indies where he graduated with an honors degree. While at the University he continued to make waves on the entertainment scene and opened for artists like Grammy winning reggae artists Shabba Ranks and Gregory Isaacs.

His performances, which punctuate with spontaneity and a stage presence that commanded the full attention of his audiences, won him the “JFM Best New Artist Award” in 1990.

In 1992 Kass moved to Mexico, learned Spanish, and landed a successful four-year, three album deal with Emi – Music Records. His 1996 album KuKaramakara, which included ten original songs and four covers, was produced by Midi Ortega (Grupo Moeña).

He then became a household name in Latin America after releasing “Ay Cosita Linda”, the hit single from his debut album that featured what would become his signature sound; a unique blend of Mexican music with original Jamaican/Caribbean flavors.

That mega hit gave way to performances at international events such as the Miss Mexico World Beauty Pageant, Siempre en Domingo, Octoberfest, The Acapulco 96 and 97 Festivals, Merida Carnival, Coca Cola Tour, Veracruz Carnival, Hard Rock Live, and the annual Teleton, a benefit concert for disabled children.

He has shared the stage with Paul Anka, Julio Iglesias, Juan Gabriel, Los Pericos from Argentina and recently Rick Ross, Beenie man, Lee “Scratch” Perry and Kymani Marley at the High Vibes Reggae Festival in Jamaica. His notoriety has exposed him to over 150 countries worldwide via Televisa’s International Broadcasting Network.

In 2013 Kass recorded his hit single “Bote de bananas” under the watchful eye of Charlie Santana (Banda Recodo) and returned to Jamaica to produce his English album “Journeys”, with Dean Fraser. This album features the original song written by Kass that speaks about his “Journey” in Mexico.

Two years later, in 2015 he did a remake of the classic “Besame Mucho” in reggae and “Room in My Father´s house”, an original by renowned writer and producer Mikie Bennett, that speaks of religious and spiritual inclusion, independent of class , color or race. He later co-wrote and recorded “Pushing You”, with Teacha Dee in English and Spanish; a solid social commentary about how to overcome the nuances of the system; and “Cuando Cuando” with Nateesha Stream. He is the owner of the International Reggaefest in Nayarit Mexico and recently featured an explosive performance with Teacha dee and Nateesha Stream on that show.

With an ever growing concern for the energy imbalance on the planet and particularly in Jamaica, Kass transmits a message of peace and well being through his music and the creation of abundance on all levels of consciousness.

He is the owner and creator of Real de Talpa, a 180 acre holistic reserve being built, close to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and has been featured on programs such as Telemundo’s, “Sabado Gigante” with Don Francisco, “Un Nuevo Dia”, “Desayuno Alegre” and CNN latino. He is considered to be one of the most radical holistic teachers who help people remove negative programming and make profound changes by showing them how to unlock the code within the code and create abundance at all levels.

He has shared with people like Jerry Bedlington, Michael Beckwith’s former assistant and founder of Inner Wizdom, Susan Lowe, and thousands of others who have been to his courses or have had private sessions through his “light by kassiano” abundance teachings. He also a pilot and travels constantly worldwide in his own plane, teaching these courses on the art of manifesting by creating financial, emotional, spiritual and physical abundance and harmony.

“…His shows are explosively entertaining and transformational”……..
“We are spiritual beings having human experiences… Be still and know…”

Don Yute’s Biography (@donyute @bridgewayartist)

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It only took two weeks for Don Yute, the multi-talented artist, songwriter, actor and producer, to capture the coveted #1 position on the Online Radio Breakout Chart with thousands of airplay for his song “So Much Love.” The Online Radio Breakout Chart is based on actual verified spins from monitored digital stations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The chart is sent to leading magazines, websites, label executives and talent scouts throughout the music industry.

Signed to Capitol Records in 2005, the popular Port Antonio-born, Kingston-raised Don Yute describes his unique singing and deejay style as World Hop – a rhythm with a Dancehall flow but delivered like a rapper.

Some of Don Yute’s most notable production collaborations are: “Who is Dat Girl” and “Stalk a Sensimelia” done with Grammy Award winning producer Jim Jonsin, who also produced for many major artists such as Lil Wayne, Eminem, Akon, Pitbull, Jermaine Dupree and that is just to name a few. Don Yute has also scored placements on NBA and Fifa games with his singles “Dem Gals” and “A Lot Of Girls.” He has done songs with international stars: Sean Paul, a former schoolmate who credits Don Yute as his mentor, as well as Beenie Man, Spragga Benz and Wayne Wonder. His record with Wayne Wonder, “Excess Amount,” is known by reggae and dancehall lovers worldwide as one of the biggest dancehall party songs released in that time period.

Don Yute‘s latest album “Nexx Phase” offers a variety of genres: Dancehall, Conscious, Dance, and Soca. It features special guests Akon, Pitbull and Half Pint, with production credits going to Mo B Dick (Formerly of Beats by the Pound), the production team that sold millions of EP/CDs for Master P’s independent imprint No Limit Records.

IMSTA Festa – An Event Dedicated To Highlighting The Latest Music Technology – Is Set For Oct. 12th In Toronto (@IMSTA_FESTA)

IMSTA FESTA TORONTO will be held on Saturday October 12th, at RTA Ryerson University, located at 350 Victoria Street in the greater Toronto area. With the biggest star-studded line-up yet, music creators are encouraged to show up for another celebration of the newest music technology, which will be on display via countless Exhibits, Master Classes, Workshops and Panels.

IMSTA FESTA is a free event open to everyone in the music making community; professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators.

Bonafide’s Biography (@Bonafidereggae @bridgewayartist)

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Bonafide is a reggae band from Montego Bay, Jamaica, now living in Las Vegas, that is made up of four brothers with raw talent and pure ambition. Like them, their music has traveled from Jamaica to North America and across the Atlantic, reaching as far as Asia. Their innovative fusion of dancehall and lovers rock peppered with roots and R&B creates a new genre of Reggae Pop, which has grown to be a favorite among the young people today, but is also diverse enough to reach older generations.

There is no other band like Bonafide! Taking reggae to a new level, the Reggae pioneers would be proud to experience this new take on a Jamaica classic. The band has released their album One Wish and is in the studio working on new material. Through their innovative sound Bonafide is taking the music industry by storm.

Bonafide is also largely involved in philanthropic projects as their number one goal is to have their music make a difference in people’s lives. Through using the proceeds from their CD sales to donate money for the welfare of displaced battered mothers, Bonafide leaves a positive mark on the community.

The group has released three singles that have all reached number one on the Jamaica music charts. The single “Leavin Come the Morning,” reached the number two position at Link Up radio in New York. “I Want to Be the One,” another single from One Wish, reached the number two spot on the international charts in Paris, France.

Bonafide received the 2012 Best Reggae Band award from Link Up radio in New York. Bonafide’s One Wish CD received submission to the Grammy Academy in 2013. Also the band received two nominations for the Excellence in Music and Entertainment awards.

As a highly sought after act, Bonafide has performed on several tours and festivals including Reggae on the River, Pure Aloha and Jamaica’s largest music festival Sum Fest for five consecutive years; affording them the opportunity to share stages with Usher, Chris Brown, Mary J. Blige and John Legend, to name a few. The band has toured nationally reaching across the United States and internationally to Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Bonafide’s music is frequently played on the following radio stations across the U.S. and Jamaica: Irie FM, Hits 92 FM, Mellow FM in the major cities of Kingston, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica, 88.1 KCEP, Hot 97.5, 98.5 KLUC in Las Vegas, NV, Link Up Radio in New York, NY and in Los Angeles, CA.

iDeology’s Biography (@bridgewayartist)

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IDEOLOGY “It is more important to me to make an impact, than just to float on waves made by one.” David Jackson (iDeology)

David Jackson aka iDeology was born in Clarendon, Jamaica. Like many, he was raised among music. “When living in Jamaica, especially the rural sides, it is hard not to see music as an important aspect to life. For many, music seems to be the only way of making a living, due to the lack of opportunities on this small island, or some may rely on music just to cope with the stresses of life. Whereas my father used it as many did, to celebrate and he sure loved to celebrate. His celebrations were so plentiful and grand, that he was considered a promoter of celebration.”

David saw the impact that music has on the masses and he respected its power but did not realize how close he was to possessing such power. After school David Jackson entered the construction industry and was happy with it, for a while, until he started experimenting with music. His experimentation led to a local release of a dancehall anthem “One Big Family.” “One Big Family” was used as a theme in several dance promotions. David Jackson, using the alias ID at the time, saw that he helped foster the admiration of unity among dancehall goers, a lost theme at the time.

Still toting music as a hobby, in 2018, ID entered a popular song writing and performing contest in Jamaica, the Cultural Development Commission’s JCDC song contest and won in the Kingston and St. Andrew’s Big Stage Final. Feeling the command that he had over thousands of people and realizing he could have people recite words that he had written, ID set himself a mission. “With music I will inspire the doubtful, with lyrics I will encourage questions and with my persona I will spread joy,” said David. He vowed to help others celebrate living as his father did while spreading his message. “I have so many things to say and music gives me the opportunity for it to be heard.”

His musical journey led him to veteran producer Steven Ventura where they worked on a sound to disseminate ID’s lyrics and bring life to his persona. Steven Ventura a seasoned recorder of live instruments describes the sound as “the modern meets the masters”. “Good old fashion reggae music, spiced up with some modern technology.” This era of David Jackson’s musical personality will be dubbed iDeology, where his performances are alive with messages to live by and music to rock to and musicians to admire. Look out for his debut single “Pumkin Belly” As quoted by IDeology, “My mission is my ideology and my ideology is my mission.”

iDeology’s mission begins with the release of his debut album “ID 2020 Perfect Vision”. Please visit www.ideologyja.com for music, media and more. For more information link boaedhouseja@gmail.com or 876 492 7717 or bridgewayartistmgmt@gmail.com or 7544236840

Dahlia’s Biography (@ThoseTravelBugz @Dahlia_Anderson)

DAHLIADahlia is a multi-talented bilingual performer and songwriter. “In my mind,” “No good for you,” and “Chanson D’amour” are the latest songs featured on her most recent EP.

Dahlia is a native of Jamaica. She migrated to Montreal, Canada at the age of 12. While living in Montreal her singing aspirations really began to take flight as her passion for music was encouraged and celebrated. She soon began performing in both English and French.

The incorporation of her bilingual skills in both her writing and performances eventually led to the opening of new doors. As such, Dahlia has shared the stage with international recording artists such as Freddie McGregor, Munga Honorable, Popcaan and Grammy winner Shaggy. Additionally, she has also worked with the Juno winning producer Wyz Malcolm. That collaboration gave us the EP’s “Open My Eyes” and “Broken Hearted.”

After a brief hiatus, Dahlia is back and will be performing and promoting her singles, while working on her full length album.