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Kaieteur News

Sunday October 28, 2012

Guyana-born international artiste releases new single Be sure to check out the hot new tune “Mop it up” from Guyana-born, international recording artiste Jhayee. Born Jerry Elicock, the musician is from Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo and has been residing in the United States for most his life. He has been a musician all his life, starting off his music career in the area of Jazz, Pop and R &B. The new single from the album “Premonition” which is due out next year has four

mixes; the original version, the European mix, the Soca mix and Fambo's feature. Collaborating with Jamaicaborn dancehall artiste, Fambo, the single has been heating up the airways in Jamaica and is quickly drifting across the rest of the Caribbean. To accompany the new track, Jhayee has put out an energetic music video displaying the cultural diversities of the Caribbean. The artiste said that he specifically chose the

Caribbean image to showcase the energy and vibrancies of the people and their art forms. Jhayee is no stranger to the big scene, having performed numerous times at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. The artiste's first big gig was a tour of Japan after releasing his second album. While there, Jhayee hooked up with the music group “After 7” which was a collaboration of Baby Face and his two brothers.

Jhayee also worked with big names such as Ray Goodman & Brown, LoriAnn Velez, famed Mexican artist Betsy Pecanins, Brian McKnight, popular saxophonist Najee and LL Scratch for background vocals. Jhayee co-produces and co-writes his own music. He is musically influenced by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Jeffrey Osbourne and has no problem connecting to music of the soul. After International Artiste Jhayee

leaving Guyana, Jhayee settled in Queens NY and swooped onto the music scene performing for a variety of bands, at clubs and wherever he had an opportunity. When Jhayee is not being a musician, you can find the father, singer and song writer running his successful construction business in New York. The

artiste said that music is a passion and much time must be dedicated to it. He advised young and upcoming artistes, especially in Guyana, to stay true to their passion. He said, “Do not be down pressed if your music career seems not to be working out. Having a job other than music is always a plus for added growth in the industry.”

Berbice man burnt during freak accident Sherwin Hinckson of L i v e r p o o l Vi l l a g e Corentyne, Berbice is now a patient of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) nursing third degree burns on 90 per cent of his body. This is a result of an incident which occurred on Tuesday last in Suriname which relatives say can only be described as a freak accident. According relatives the 23-year-old employee of a Banana company in Suriname was cooking on a gas stove when it exploded. The man related the occurrence to this newspaper. “I come from work and I was going and cook. I ask me friend to fix the cylinder properly…I cook porridge and bake but when I go to turn up the stove it blow up in my face. I run out the house. I couldn't see nothing; me neighbours dem had to out de fire” Hinckson sustained burns to his face, arms legs, chest, back and other parts of his body. He was rushed to a

Suriname Hospital where he received medical attention. The man who considers himself lucky to be alive, told Kaieteur News that he was unable to get adequate medical attention in Suriname because it is extremely expensive. Hinckson was subsequently brought to Guyana where he was hospitalised at the New Amsterdam Public Health facility and thereafter transferred to GPHC. He is currently a patient of the Burn's Care Unit at GPHC. The patient's aunt, Cynthia Isaacs, said that young man's mother was left with no other alternative but to travel to Dutch-speaking country to bring her son home after receiving the dreadful news. She however noted her nephew's condition is improving. “He talking and eating and so on. We are grateful that he is alive and he looks like he's coming around”. Isaacs said that it is consistent prayers that brought her nephew through the horrific experience.

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