Dancehall’s Royal Highness Beenie Man is headed to Central America next month to inaugurate the Belize Reggae Fest Series, an initiative of Triple T Productions and Nuff Muzik Productions to bring top tier Caribbean performers to Belize’s ample community of Reggae music lovers.
On Saturday, March 7th, King Beenie and Reggae crooner Anthony Cruz are set to launch the Reggae Fest Series at the Princess Hotel and Casino with a lively mix of Dancehall and Lover’s Rock, while DJ Andrew D of Irie Jam Radio 93.5FM in New York will be spinning the latest Reggae and Dancehall tunes from ‘Yaad’ (Yard) and ‘abraad’ (abroad) as Jamaica’s favorite “Attitude Gyal” Dyema shows off Dancehall’s latest fancy foot and hip work.
Triple T and Nuff Muzik are launching the Belize Reggae Fest Series in response to a tremendous demand for top tier Caribbean artists in Belize and other parts of Central America. Tasz Smith, CEO of the New York based Triple T Productions, was floored by the overwhelming response to Beenie Man at his last performance in Belize in 2005. After noticing that shows featuring top billing Caribbean entertainers were far and few between in Belize, Smith joined forces with Garth Guthrie of Nuff Muzik Productions in Florida, to initiate the Belize Reggae Fest Series, which will be bringing the most popular Reggae and Caribbean music artists to Central America. By bringing back Beenie Man, Smith and Guthrie are geared to launch the series with a bang.
“Beenie is one of the greatest entertainers of all time” states Smith, who has worked with other leading entertainment figures like Jay Z, Wyclef Jean, Sean Paul, and former NFL player Tiki Barber. “He does everything. He sings, dances, deejays, and his performances are very interactive, he engages the whole crowd in his performance–his stage persona is magnetic. I know the people of Belize can’t wait to see him again.”
Beenie, born Anthony Moses Davis, began his music career when he won a local talent competition in 1980 at the age of 7. Nicknamed Beenie Man for his diminutive size, he has gone on to have one of the longest and most illustrious careers in Dancehall, successfully crossing over into Popular music with hits like “Who Am I,” “Dancehall Queen,” “King of the Dancehall”, “Feel It Boy” with Pop music icon Janet Jackson, “Dude” with Ms. Thing and Hip Hop artist Shawna, and the “Girls Dem Sugar” remix with R & B singer Mya.
The inaugural Belize Reggae Fest Series event featuring the “King of the Dancehall” Beenie Man, Anthony Cruz, DJ Andrew D, and Dyema will be held on Saturday, March 7th at the Princess Hotel and Casino in Belize City.