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Heineken to hold DJ competition

Heineken to hold DJ competition

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Vincentian Disc Jockeys seeking an opportunity to match their skills against regional DJs are being invited to take part in the local leg of the first ever Green Synergy Eastern Caribbean DJ Competition & Concert.
The first leg of the competition will be held at the Iguana Nightclub on August 28. Local DJs will compete against one another on two different occasions. {{more}} The two winners will come up against one another to decide who will journey to Antigua to do battle against regional DJs on Saturday, October 23 at the Lions Club outdoor venue. The winner at this event will be crowned the Green Synergy DJ Champion.
From August through October of 2004, DJs on the other eight islands will compete amongst the best talent at local Green Synergy DJ events to earn the right to perform at the final event in Antigua. All of the DJs will be judged on how well they blend the different styles of music, which influence the dance world from both inside and outside the region. The tracks they mix could range from soca, reggae, zouk and hip-hop.
Sales Representative at the St. Vincent Brewery Vance Garraway is urging local disc jockeys to register using forms found in the local newspapers. The judges for the local leg include Sergeant Simmons, 2 Kool Chris, Scratch Master Hectic, Dr. Kenneth Onu and Garraway himself.
Heineken Music says that Green Synergy is a celebration of the diversity in music and was developed to help expose and support local DJ talent in the Caribbean.
The Green Synergy DJ contestants will hail from Antigua, Dominica, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Martinique, St. Kitts, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The final Green Synergy concert event in Antigua will feature performances from all the competing DJs as well as a variety of special performances, such as DJ “Big Rig”, the Green Synergy winner from Aruba in 2003.
A few Antiguan acts will also round out the performance list.
“The event will be one of the most unique in the Caribbean this summer as the music will be fresh and the competition level high,” stated a release.

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