NINJA/KILLA NO WAR!!!
THE 'WARLORD' AND THE 'GORGON' GIVE PEACE A CHANCE AT REGGAE CARIFEST 2007
Anticipation is high for Reggae Carifest 2007, as feuding Dancehall deejays the 'Warlord' Bounty Killer and the 'Don Gorgon' Ninja Man are set to share the stage as headliners for the 10th annual staging on August 25th at Randall's Island in New York. Marking Ninja Man's first U.S. performance in 15 years, Dancehall patrons from near and far and anxious for the long awaited 'return of the Gorgon', particularly in light of the recent physical confrontation between the two deejays and their entourages in Trinidad.
While Dancehall community is buzzing with rumors of a stage 'clash' between the two warring deejays, Carifest promoters Team Legendary are vehemently fighting rumors that the two will face-off at the concert.
"Our theme this year is 'Coming full Circle, Give Peace a Chance,'" states D'Niscio Brooks of Team Legendary. "We are not promoting any clashing, this is all about promoting peace and love, between the artists, between the patrons, and just in general?peace, love, and music."
The reported friction between the two deejays came to a head two weeks ago, when a physical confrontation erupted between the two men and their entourages at a stage show in Trinidad. According to a press statement released by Alliance Entertainment, Ninja Man received a 'lock ears box' from a member of Killer's entourage after Ninja hurled insults at Killer as the two passed each other at the venue. An ugly fracas resulted, that was quickly subdued with no reported injuries.
Ninja, once known as the 'front teet, gold teet' Don Gorgon recently announces that he was officially dislodging his 'gun pon teet,' and has moved toward making music with a positive and uplifting message, one that he plans to deliver at Reggae Carifest.
"If you see Ninja Man now you see him in all white. That is all I wear for I want to be a beacon, a light for the world to see. The business need some change. The artist and them have to bring some love back in the music so the youth can have something to look towards," states Ninja. "We need to bring back the love and Reggae Carifest has always been a show that is about the love of the business."
Reggae Carifest 2007 will be held on August 25th at Randall's Island in New York City, and also features Buju Banton, Lucky Dube, Mavado, Third World, Pinchers, Collie Buddz, Merciless, Yellow Man, the Demus Family, the New Kingston Band, I-Sasha, and Khari Kill.
Tickets are currently on sale for $47 (general admission) and $92 (VIP admission). Tickets are available on line at www.ticketmaster.com and at all Ticket Master locations. Tickets are also available at Temptations in Brooklyn, Original Records in Queens, Rocatone Restaurant in the Bronx, and Jammyland in Manhattan. For a full listing of local ticket outlets, log on to www.reggaecarifest.com, or call Team Legendary at 718-856-3336.
ABOUT REGGAE CARIFEST
The Reggae Carifest Experience is a nonstop musical celebration showcasing the best of Caribbean Music, recording artists, cuisine, and arts & crafts. Our legacy has excited a passion in our loyal attendees that revel in the memories of our year-to-year captivating presentations allowing for continuously growing attendance.
Launched in 1998, the tri-state vicinity is treated annually this explosion of Caribbean culture, with a diverse pool of talent and events that speaks to volumes of not only Caribbean natives, but the Tri-state area's residents from all walks of life. Reggae Carifest 2k5 was a landmark event, where we were the first promotional company in America to film a Caribbean concert in large scale in High Definition and Dolby 5.1 digital surround sound. We have continued to strive ahead, making each stage show bigger and better than the last. Team Legendary is opening roads for the Caribbean community and market.