The Apollo Series continues with Jamaica's brightest talents

The Apollo Series continues with Jamaica's brightest talents

Kingston’s newest, most interesting arts event, The Apollo Series, is set to excite again at The Haven, 12 Hillcrest Avenue, on Saturday, June 30, with a fusion of Reggae, Dub and Hip Hop. The featured acts for this third staging are local Hip Hop artiste Dizzy the iLL One and Reggae artistes 5 Star and Aza Lineage.

“We have unearthed a lot of talents since we started in January and we have presented top acts that are currently on the rise,” says Simon the Writer, the host and organiser. “Our line-up for June 30 is no different as these artistes are poised to make their marks on the musical landscape very soon.”

Dizzy the iLL One is regarded as one of the most skilled and versatile rappers in the local Hip Hop fraternity and is preparing to release new music later this year. 5 Star has also made a name for himself as a lyricist and has held his own on recent singles produced by Bobby Digital’s Digital B Records and Kabaka Pyramid. The second Reggae act Aza Lineage is one of the female artistes currently gaining attention on the live scene and is currently working on an album with King Jammy.

Part-showcase, part-open stage, The Apollo Series features three main performers as well as an opportunity for musicians, poets, to take the stage for a maximum of five minutes. The featured acts each perform at two points in the show – a concept called ‘rotating sets’ – with the open stage segments taking place in between their first appearances. They then appear one after the other for the second round.

Gates open at 7 p.m. and showtime is 8 p.m. Admission is $500.

The Apollo Series is presented by A.C.T.I.O.N. Jamaica and is sponsored by The Haven and Marketing Plus Communications.

Last modified on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:52