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Unleash your wild side with J’da Prynce Music!
Dance your burdens away and sing along to the captivating and rhythmic melodies of J’Da Prynce, The Entertainment Tailor. Born Jeremy Jerrod Johnson in Newark, New Jersey, J’Da comes from a talented family of vocalists, musicians and entertainers. Raised in South and North Carolina, J’Da was brought up in a very religious environment and began singing gospel music in church at the age of six. As a teen, J’Da was heavily influenced by the high energy performances of legendary greats like Sam Cooke, James Brown, Michael Jackson and Prince. He started writing his own songs and studying dance at age 13. After graduating from South Carolina State University, J’Da went on to teach English and Social Studies at Durham Public Schools and Guilford County Schools in North Carolina to students grades 6-12. In his spare time, J’Da performed at venues, nightclubs and open mics in Durham and surrounding areas and quickly became a local favorite. J’Da’s passion to create his own brand of entertainment could not be limited to part-time devotion, so he left the education world to pursue music full-time and moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, a city with a deep history of cultivating soul music.
While living in Greensboro, J’Da performed regularly with popular local artists, including hip hop artist Mr. Rozzi, R&B singer Vanessa Ferguson, The SolcetFre Project, and The Soul Brothers Band-The Ultimate James Brown Tribute Band, which performed at The House of Blues in New Orleans, LA. “Open-The RELEASE” J’Da debut studio album, was released in 2008 and received many accolades thanks in part to the hit single, “Where” a favorite among romantics everywhere. This same year, J’Da also gained additional experience at acting as an extra on the film, “Blood Done Sign My Name” which starred Nate Parker and Lela Rochon. Additionally, J’Da acquired several roles in stage plays.
In 2009, J’Da Prynce relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and joined Az-Izz, a popular Corporate Events band based in Atlanta, which performed throughout much of the southeastern Unites States, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana. In 2011, J’Da started his own band, The J’Da Prynce Movement, a popular R&B group based in Atlanta. They were selected to perform at the Chozen Awards (2011) and won the Delta Battle of the Bands Contest (2012).
J’DA HEATS UP ASIA!
Currently, J’Da Prynce is bringing his hypnotic, high energy, show stopping performances to stages of five star nightclubs all across Asia. J’Da serves as the lead singer of the band “Heat” which performed at the Spasso Club, voted best Live Entertainment Venue in Bangkok, Thailand. Additionally, he has performed in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Beijing, China, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, Seoul, South Korea and presently, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. J’Da Prynce’s soulful music has taken him all over the world and he is ready to share it with you! The budding STAR is working on his second studio album, Heart Vs. Head, which is scheduled to be released in Summer 2015. Chart-topping among the masses, J’Da Prynce is especially popular with the grown-up, sexy and classy crowd; ages 25 to 45 and the LGBT community! “I’m super excited to be back in the studio and looking forward to sharing where I am presently in my journey with my fellow prynces and pryncesses,” says J’da. This is the name by which he affectionally addresses his fans. Watch for his return to the states and The Prynce Tours America “Tour” coming soon to a venue near you. Visit http://jdaprynce.com.Contact: email@example.com for more information.
New York native Laila Nur is a self-taught singer, songwriter and guitarist. Currently residing in Greensboro, North Carolina, this talented artist keeps her heart in the youth movement but doesn’t categorize her music as being limited to any era. Playing hints of folk, funk, rock, pop, and blues, she simply says, “I’m the music in my head”. Laila started playing guitar just recently in September 2009 and is now well known for making up chords and catchy songs about life, love, and politics that gather crowds from every walk of life. Find out more at http://lailanurmusic.com.
POET / PLAYWRIGHT / AUTHOR / ACTIVIST
Baraka was born Everett LeRoi Jones in 1934 in Newark, NJ. After leaving Howard University and the Air Force, he moved to the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1957 and co-edited the avant-garde literary magazine Yugen and founded Totem Press, which first published works by Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and others. His reputation as a playwright was established with the production of Dutchman at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York on March 24, 1964. The controversial play subsequently won an Obie Award (for “Best off-Broadway play”) and was made into a film. (The play was revived by the Cherry Lane Theatre in January 2007 and has been reproduced around the world).
In 1965, Jones moved to Harlem, where he founded the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School. The BARTS lasted only one year but had a lasting influence on the direction of Afro American Arts. He and his wife, Amina Baraka, edited The Music (Meditations of Jazz & Blues (Morrow) Confirmation: An Anthology of African-American Women, which won an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. The Autobiography of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka was published in 1984. Other noted publications are Y’s/Why’s/Wise (3rd World 1992) Funk Lore (Littoral 1993), Eulogies (Marsilio, 94), Transbluesency, (Marsilio 1996), Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems (Nehesi 2002).
Amiri Baraka’s numerous literary honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Rockefeller Foundation Award for Drama, the Langston Hughes Award from The City College of New York, and a lifetime achievement award from the Before Columbus Foundation. In 1994, he retired as Professor of Africana Studies at the State University of New York in Stony Brook. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1995. In 2002, Baraka was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey and Newark Public Schools. His book of short stories, Tales of the Out & The Gone (Akashic Books) was published in late 2007. Home, his book of social essays, was re-released by Akashic Books in early 2009. Digging: The Afro American Soul of Music (Univ. of California) was also released in 2009. Read More now. Visit http://www.celestebateman.com.
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