Panelists2017

Niyah

Event Promoter/Booking Agent, MYC Entertainment | Niyah of MYC Entertainment is one of the most visible promoters, event organizers and industry go-to person in Toronto. Her relationships with concert producers in Canada, as well as signature events in the Caribbean puts her in the unique position of working with artists,...

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Nikki Z

VP of Content: 21st Hapilos Digital Dist., Radio Personality: Energy JA 102.1FM | Nicole Duhaney better known as Nikki Z had always wanted to pursue a career in media. A strong minded and opinionated individual, she kept listeners on the edge of their radio dial in Jamaica, as the host...

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Jamar “J Niice” McNeil

Radio Personality/Producer, The J Show, B96 FM Chicago | Since 2008, J Niice has been a familiar voice on Top40/Pop radio since 2002. He’s been heard on some of the the United States biggest Top 40 radio stations as well as in the Caribbean. Since 2008, J Niice has been...

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Paul Barclay

Board of Directors: JACAP, President: ACCS | Over the past 25 years, Paul Barclay has gleaned the right experience and exposure as musical director and band leader for renowned talents like Judy Mowatt, Grace Thrillers, Carlene Davis, Papa San, Warrior King and his own Katalys Crew. Mr. Barclay currently serves...

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Natasha Von Castle

Editor-in-Chief, L3 Magazine | Natasha Von Castle is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is the Editor-in-Chief forL3 Magazine.  In her role, Natasha oversees a team of writers and music enthusiasts who interview and showcase the talents of the best musicians in the Caribbean, and around the world.  Natasha is...

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Sawandi Simon

Producer : DJ, Track 63 Music | Sawandi spends his days as a General Practitioner and makes electronic music after hours. He has a bi-monthly show: Interesting Music, Interesting Medicine on Antiguan health radio station, Healthy Choice FM. On it he shares interesting current medical research and interesting music, new...

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Nadine Sutherland, M.A.

Recording & Performing Artist | There are few artistes whose career intrigues different generations, Nadine Sutherland is one such. An artiste, whose talents are respected and admired in all age groups. Her voice heralded as one of the best in reggae music, her stage performances and hits captivating and breaking...

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Matthew Silpot, M.Ed., B.A.

Music Education Officer, Ministry of Education Youth & Information | Matthew Silpot has been in the Performing Arts for over 20 years, from student competitor to teacher in the Jamaica Development Commission (JCDC) music festivals, member of the Little Theatre Movement’s Pantomime, and facilitator of music workshops in Jamaica and...

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Andre’ Adman

Director of Studies / Head of Music Education, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts | Andre’ Adman has been teaching music for over 18 years in the Jamaican education sector. He has taught music at all levels and has a keen interest in the development of music...

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