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JOYCE N ’ SANA THE STRENGTH OF A SURVIVOR

Joyce N ’ sana , one of the new female voices of Reggae and Afrobluehop , is a songwriter and performer who grew up in the Congolese civil war context . She ’ s marked by that image of her family fleeing the house , and her dad grabbing nothing but his guitar and his Bible . It ’ s on that past that lays the foundations of her artistic life . She ’ s delivering a clear and determined message . As she says it

herself : “ she spreads an art of peace ”.
A small woman with a huge voice , she settles her Reggae into a Gospel background , adding to it her own mix of Afro , Blues and Hip-hop . “ Her stage presence is jaw-dropping ’’, says Camuz . ca . She brings her audience through a roller coaster of emotions with her lively music filled with touching melodies , and with her voice that ’ s surfing between smooth singing and powerful raspy blows . All surrounded by deep conscious lyrics .
If Joyce N ’ sana won many awards in the past years , it is no coincidence . The Congolo-Canadian released her first EP in March 2016 and stayed # 1 in Canada all summer in the World Music category on Earshot ; and CJLO radio calls it “ World Album of the Year ”. In 2017 she appeared on the French version of “ The Voice ”; and won the Montreal regional finals of Landmark Events showcase . Website : joycensana . com .
TWINSTAR INTERNA- TIONAL SOUND

Twinstar International Sound was born in 1994 , located on Lincoln Avenue , Kingston 13 otherwise known as ‘ jungle ’. The sound got its big break playing at ‘ Ding Dong Badda Badda Fridays ’ and ‘ Dutty Fridays ’, both these events were kept at Fletchers Land . The Sound also did ‘ Rendezvous ’ which was a year to year event kept by Dancehall icon Mavado . From there , Twinstar International became well known for the Sound System and their DJ contribution to Dancehall . ‘ Bembeh Thursdays ’, ‘ Bounty Sundays ’ which is

VERNON MAYTONE
Born as Vernon Buckley and known as Vernon Maytone , this artist has been singing for over 40 years . He started off as part of ‘ The Maytones ’ alongside Gladstone Grant for GG ’ s Records out of Kingston , Jamaica , then in 1981 as a solo artist . Few years later Vernon relocated to Montreal , Canada .
He worked for several years with the Canadian group Bedouin Soundclash in studio and on International tours . In 2004 Vernon re-recorded his hit song “ Money Worries ” on the Bedouin Soundclash CD “ Sounding a Mosaic ” which was a big hit in Canada and globally . “ Money Worries ” was featured in a TV series “ Falcon Beach ” and a recent Matt Damon movie called “ Downsizing ”. Vernon was awarded with two Gold records and one Platinum record ; his song “ One
Dancehall icon Bounty Killa ’ s event and ‘ Money O Sundays ’ which is Macka Diamond ’ s event , Twinstar had the pleasure of stringing up and performing their DJ skills .
Twinstar has been in the Clash scene for years and has made a mark in the Clash arena . Twinstar has won the Africa Cup Clash twice and has won against some of Canada ’ s and America ’ s top Sounds like ‘ Poison Dart ’ from Florida , ‘ Little Thunder ’ from Canada and ‘ Super Force ’ from New York to name a few . Twinstar is most certainly a worldwide renowned sound . The Sound system is rated as the best and is ranked # 1 in Canada right now . The team consists of Dj Flava , Blax Dun Dah Place and Fyah Roots with the leadership of Jermaine also known as Twin . 2018 has been so far one of Twinstar ’ s best years and moving forward , Twinstar International will keep playing Dancehall music with clarity and Sound with precision so we can keep Dancehall alive .
Way ” on the Bedouin Soundclash Lullaby CD was featured in the Movie “ Nurse Fighter Boy ” and featured on the TV series “ Da Kink in my Hair ”.
Vernon Maytone ’ s has toured regularly in Europe , The United States , Brazil , and recently in Israel . He also owns Buckley ’ s Music and Music Life Movements Record Label . A few years ago he released one of the biggest compilation CDs “ Foundation Compilation ” with some great reggae artists such as Ken Boothe , U Roy , Leroy Sibbles , Errol Dunkley , Tony Tuff , Linval Thompson , Glen Washington and the late great Sugar Minott amongst others .
His new album “ Refreshed ” is on the Musical Ambassador label out of the United States . “ Refreshed ” is a truly awesome and uplifting album , available at all online music stores and CD outlets . It is Vernon ’ s desire to continue to entertain and inspire everyone through his music .
Vernon is arguably one of Canada ’ s veteran and celebrated Reggae Singers in Canada . Follow Vernon Maytone on Facebook @ Messenger for more updates . Also available online is additional information about Vernon Maytone .
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JOYCE N’SANA THE STRENGTH OF A SURVIVOR J oyce N’sana, one of the new female voices of Reggae and Afrobluehop, is a songwriter and performer who grew up in the Congolese civil war context. She’s marked by that image of her family fleeing the house, and her dad grabbing nothing but his guitar and his Bible. It’s on that past that lays the foundations of her artistic life. She’s delivering a clear and deter- mined message. As she says it Dancehall icon Bounty Killa’s event and ‘Money O Sundays’ which is Macka Diamond’s event, Twinstar had the pleasure of stringing up and performing their DJ skills. herself: “she spreads an art of peace”. A small woman with a huge voice, she settles her Reggae into a Gospel background, adding to it her own mix of Afro, Blues and Hip-hop. “Her stage presence is jaw-dropping’’, says Camuz.ca. She brings her audience through a roller coaster of emotions with her lively music filled with touching melodies, and with her voice that’s surfing between smooth singing and powerful raspy blows. All sur- rounded by deep conscious lyrics. If Joyce N’sana won many awards in the past years, it is no coinci- dence. The Congolo-Canadian released her first EP in March 2016 and stayed #1 in Canada all summer in the World Music cate- gory on Earshot; and CJLO radio calls it “World Album of the Year”. In 2017 she appeared on the French version of “The Voice”; and won the Montreal regional finals of Landmark Events showcase. Websi NX[[KKSTSTKBSӐSS[\[\][ۘ[[\˜ܛ[ NNM ]Yۈ[][YK[ۈ L\\Bۛۈ\8&[x&KH[]˜YXZ^Z[]8&[ۙYHYHY^\&H[8&]BY^\&K\H][\B\]]\[ H[[Y8&[^\&HX\BYX\YX\][\B[Z[XۈX]YˈB\K[\[\][ۘ[X[YH[ۛۈ܈H[\[H[Z\۝X][ۈ‘[Z[ 8&[XZ\^\&K&[B[^\&BX\•[\\Y[[H\[H܈YX\[\XYHBX\[H\\[K[\\ۈHYXH\\XB[\ۈYZ[YHق[Yx&\[[Y\Xx&\[ZH8&\ۈ\8&HBܚYK8&]H[\&HB[YH[8&\\ܘx&HB][ܚHH]ˈ[\\›[\Z[HHܛYB[ۙY[ H[\B[H\]Y\H\[\œ[YH[[YHYˈBX[Hۜ\و]K^[ZXH[XZ]BXY\\و\XZ[H[ۛۂ\[ N\Y[\ۙBو[\&\\YX\[[ݚ[™ܝ\ [\[\][ۘ[[Y\^Z[[Z[]\X]\]H[[]X\[ۈH[Y\[Z[[]K^x'HۈHYZ[[\[XH\X]\Y[B[ݚYH8'\HY\x'H[XKB\YۈH\Y\8'H[[^HZ\'KTӈPVUӑBܛ\\ۈX^H[ۛۂ\\ۈX^]ۙK\\\\˜Y[[[܈ݙ\ YX\ˈB\Yٙ\\و8&BX^]ۙ\&H[ۙYHYۙBܘ[܈&\Xܙ]ق[ۋ[XZXK[[ NN H\˜H\\ ]YX\]\\ۈ[]Y[۝X[ [YKHܚY܈]\[YX\]H[YX[ܛ\YZ[[\[Y[[ۂ[\][ۘ[\ˈ[ \ۂK\XܙY\]ۙ8'[ۙ^BܜY\'BۂBYZ[[\8'[[B[ZX'HX\HY][[YH[ؘ[K8'[ۙ^BܜY\'H\X]\Y[H\Y\8'[ۈXX8'H[HX[X][[ۂ[ݚYB[Y'ۜ^['K\ۈ\]\Y]Xܙ[ۙB][[HXܙ\ۙ8'ۙB\ۈX^]ۙx&\\\YYKB\H[]\KH[]Y]\^[ [X[H[\ܘY[ B[ۜX^x&\]\X[]\XYH[ݙ[Y[XܙX[ H]YX\YH[X\YۙHوHY\\[][ۈ¸'[][ۈ\[][۸'H]YHܙX]YYH\\X\’[KHK\HX\\[^K۞HY[[\ۋ[\[ۈ[H]HܙX]Y\Z[[[ۙ\˂\][[H8'Y\Y8'H\ۂH]\X[[X\Y܈X[]وH[]Y]\ˈ8'Y\Y8'H\˜H[H]\YH[\Y[˜[[H ]Z[XH][ۛ[H]\Xœܙ\[]]ˈ]\\۸&\™\\H۝[YH[\Z[[[\H]\[ۙHY\]\X˂\ۈ\\XXHۙHو[Yx&\]\[[[X]YYYB[\[[YK\ۂX^]ۙBۂXXY\[\܈[ܙH\]\˂[]Z[XHۛ[H\Y][ۘ[[ܛX][ۈX]\ۈX^]ۙKYYV\]H KHX]N˜YY^\]KH KKHۙN MMLNKL H KH[XZ[YY^\]P\˘H H