by Linda Straker
Two entertainers have released singles that tell the story of their life’s journey, singles that are anticipated to take them to a new positive level in the world of entertainment where creativity can turn a hobby into a profession.
Last Friday, Tammy Baldeo’s guests and patrons of Venue Restaurant submerged in her music when she released her EP ‘Lotus Blossom.’ This event also featured some of Grenada’s best talents including Christel the Songstress, Urban Reggae artiste A#keem, and FLOM featuring Sabrina Francis.
Despite taking place in the height of the carnival season where soca dominates, these contemporary artistes proved that top quality performers will always stand tall in the entertainment business.
From the first note, it was clear that D’Unit Band members and the performers had a harmony that would make the night superior. The performers felt the positive energy from the audience – from the opening act by Christel who was joined by Tammy to perform ‘It’s my journey.’
On 20 June, A#keem launched his ‘In my city’ which tells the story of the Grenadian way of life, past and present and the role it has played in shaping the life of every Grenadian. “I believe Grenada is a magical, magical place and just having the privilege to write about Grenada is gonna boost not just myself as a reggae artist but my nation, to let people know more about Grenada and its rich history,” said A#keem when asked about the inspiration behind the collaboration.
He is presently working on a video project that will result in this song becoming a promotional piece for used by the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) at trade shows and other events aimed at promoting Grenada as a top tourism destination.
A#keem’s performance on Friday was a mix of his reggae music and his recent single which had audience singing along and grooving to the rhythm. When Tammy joined him on stage to perform ‘All of you,’ it was not just all of you, but ‘all of we’ patrons were clapping and showing appreciation for a duet concoction that intoxicated the venue.
Not just her musical friends who recently released single showed appreciation at the event, but the members of the Band FLOM with lead singer Sabrina joined her in her special launch, where she laid the foundation to take her beyond the boundaries of Grenada.
“I like this moment, we are celebrating this moment, I believe there is no limit to what I can do,” said Tammy, to thank the patrons for supporting her venture into a world of entertainment where the journey to stardom can be painstakingly challenging and frustrating, but at the same time exciting and glorious.
Last Friday’s event was part of the Spice Concoction ‘Historic Music Is Life’ series event.