December 21, 2009
TEENSPLASH PULLS OUT THE SUPERSTARS
Music insiders are already dubbing this year's Teenplash as arguably "the best and most anticipated show" for this Christmas season because of the powerful lineup of reggae and dancehall acts who will be showcased on this year's Boxing Day event.
The show is headlined by Beenie Man, the king of the dancehall, Lady Saw, the Queen of the Dancehall, I Am Blessed singjay Mr. Vegas who is having another outstanding year. Plus the show boasts a galaxy of new generation superstars, Vybz Kartel and the Portmore Empire, and Mavado and the Gully Squad. Rounding out the lineup are the bright and talented young females Baby Tash, a former Magnum Kings and Queens contest winner, and DocMac Entertainment artiste Stacious.
The annual Tensplash show will be held at James Bond Beach in St. Mary on December 26th. The Gaza and Gully fans in the northeastern section of the island are salivating over the opportunity to see their favourite artistes, former arch-rivals, Vybz Kartel and Mavado, perform on the same event. Both artistes forged a peace and shook hands and took photos in the last few weeks, helping to quell Gully-Gaza tensions among teenagers.
"In the interest of the unity in the business, we're having Mavado and Vybz Kartel on the same stage, and the anticipation is great for them to come and do an electrifying set. Plus we have top artistes such as Mr. Vegas, Beenie and Lady Saw, we're just doing our best to entertain the fans," Linval Gibbons, organiser of the annual Teensplash event, said.
Other artistes on the show include G Whizz, Brown Sugar, Black Queen, Timmi Burrell, Rum Head, GB, Ras Goudie, Nico D and Xinyu.
The Teensplash series of shows is one of the most successful series in the history of Jamaican entertainment events and this will mark the first occasion that Vybz Kartel will be doing the show since his ascendancy as one of the top box office pullers in dancehall. Vybz Kartel has had an incredible year, scoring seven number one hits, including the mega hits, Ramping Shop, Million By a Morning, Last Man Standing, Mama, Love Dem, Completely, and Money on Mi Mind. His Ramping Shop also hit the Billboard R & B charts twice. Mavado also had a great year with I'm So Special hitting the Billboard charts.
"We have a really incredible lineup this year. Last year, Beenie Man did an amazing job and I know he is going to be great again this year because he is a really professional artiste; Lady Saw is always great, Baby Tash is a great performer. The younger fans are also looking forward to Blak Ryno and Jahvinci, two of the hottest talents to have emerged in dancehall over the past year. Teensplash is going to be even better this year," Gibbons said.