Caribbean Nights presents One Night Soca Artist MaddZart
As part of the Music Series held at the Kraine Theater, Salli Squitieri founded and implemented a Caribbean Nights Segment as a means to create a new forum enabling Caribbean (and neighboring) voices and music to be heard. Taking the series to another aspect where not only would the artist be presented but likewise a means to present the richness and beauty of each artist's homeland.
The Caribbean Night Series includes a video/slide presentation of the artist's country, sometimes a supporting performer, and an interview with the artists, full performance, and free door prize drawings and after show Meet and Greet with artists.
This is an intimate up close and personal theater setting.
Show starts at 10:30pm Sharp.
MaddZart is an award winning recorded artist from St Vincent and the Grenadines. He just also was presented with an award by the SVG Tourism and was nominated for the best song writer of the year. He was the founding artist who launched the Caribbean Nights Series here in NYC, did a successful Soca in the city tour, and in 2016 performed in Florida, Pennsylvania and the NYC region.
He was requested by the SVG embassy to perform for the USA 40th Anniversary launch of Vincy Mas and likewise through various organizations to perform at the Official Launch of the 40th Anniversary launch of Vincy Mas in SVG. He released his 2017 songs for Carnival Season, creating, producing, performing, and developing new lines of merchandise...
Additionally under his belt he was the collaborator on the hit song song "Turn Me On" with Kevin Lyttle. MaddZart was the second voice on Turn Me On and has just finished the 15th Anniversary Turn Me On CD project with Kevin Lyttle. His music is very diverse and although Soca it is smooth sound infused with Afro Beats, Reggae, and more...
He was recently presented with an award by the SVG Tourism and was nominated for the best song writer of the year. He was the founding artist who launched the Caribbean Nights Series in NYC, did a successful "Soca in the City" tour, and in 2016 performed in Florida, Pennsylvania and the NYC region.
He was requested by the SVG embassy to perform for the USA 40th Anniversary launch of Vincy Mas and likewise through various organizations requested to perform at the Official Launch of the 40th Anniversary launch of Vincy Mas in SVG. In January 2017 MaddZart was a represented and showcased artist at APAP, which is the largest International Convention of buying and selling of talent.
The "MaddZart Hands on Initiative" (MHI) is a nonprofit organization actively providing human and other resources towards disaster relief and charitable, social causes throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines and its extended community."
MaddZart started the MHI because he wanted direct hands on Involvement participating in the work that would make a difference as opposed to merely making a donation or giving a performance which is the normal routine. MaddZart instead wants to physically address and make an impact on the causes that he takes on. For MaddZart, getting to meet, work with and share common stories with those who would be impacted in a positive way and seeing the common ground rather than the differences, is rewarding to him.
*And now to add to this, there is more exciting news: MaddZart and Salli Squitieri Butterfield have just signed agreement with "VPAL Music, a division of VP Records" for distribution of his music under his own label/business of Fete King Music. As opposed to being on only 125 music platforms this will now place him on over 600 platforms internationally.
Additionally, this enables him to assist and present other artist's music under Fete King Music. And VPAL Music (utilizing the same resources as VP Records) will be sending out boosts, news and radio notices of their new artist MaddZart.
On June 7th 2017 MaddZart Officially teamed with the Ministry of Health becoming the ambassador for the HIV Awareness and Safe-Sex Carnival Campaign that was officially launched the morning of by the National AIDS Secretariat, under the theme: "Catch the vibe, not the virus."
The campaign, now into its second year, is aimed at encouraging everyone to take responsibility for their lives by making wise choices as they participate in the Carnival celebrations. Sister Ferosa Roache, Director of the HIV/AIDS Unit said the Unit will continue to actively promote the use of condoms which will go a long way towards helping to reduce the transmission of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's).
Vincentian Soca Artist Raeon "Maddzart" Primus now in his 18th year of performing at the world famous Vincy Mas, is collaborating with the HIV/AIDS Unit to spread the important message of HIV/AIDS prevention during the Carnival season.
Madzart has been formerly named the Campaign Ambassador for this year's initiative and said he is pleased to be using his brand to promote the positive message of responsible behavior this festive season.
As part of this joint venture, during carnival MaddZart will endorse
and promote the "Catch the Vibe, Not the Virus" campaign.
His Image and likeness will be utilized in television, radio, and social media and print ads promoting safe, responsible sexual behavior.
Condoms and other promotional paraphernalia is available at his merchandise booth at all events.
As the season progresses, throughout and following Vincy Mas, a quantity of condoms will be donated to the National Aid Secretariat.
He added that his team is also seeking to forge other alliances with the aim of continuing the campaign outside of the Carnival season.
With that said MaddZart and Salli Squitieri are excited to announce their partnership with ONE condoms who will be sponsoring products such as Condoms, Lube and Swag for all of his performances in the Caribbean and USA.
Launched in 2004, ONE is a socially responsible business committed to raising sexual health awareness. ONE works with artists, health activists, and customers to make a difference in their community. As a leader in premium-branded condoms and lubricants, ONE brings a fresh perspective to sexual health through a fusion of advanced product design, manufacturing technology and customer participation.
Salli Squitieri has brought aboard many other partnering artists to join her and Condom One in continuing with the Safe Sex Campaign. Keep your eyes open for more news on these performers and shows.
Additionally, MaddZart has founded, The "MaddZart Hands on Initiative" (MHI) which is a nonpro?t organization actively strivin g to provide human and other resources towards disaster relief and charitable, social causes throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines and its extended community."
Another major aspect of the campaign is the release of a special
Song designed to enhance the campaign called "Catch the Vibe".
All proceeds from the sales of this record will be used to fund the
Salli Squitieri procured a distribution opportunity for Maddzart and they have just entered into contract with VPAL a branch of VP Records for Distribution of a selection of his music and placing the song "Catch the Vibe" on over 600 music sale platforms.
The song can be also be downloaded from a special tab available on MaddZart's website. MaddZart.com/catch-the-vibe
MaddZart presents the finest of performances and I hope that you will join us in support of the Caribbean Nights Series at Kraine Theater. This Series was formulated to create a new forum enabling Caribbean Voices and Caribbean Music to be heard.
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