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Radio Facts: Radio Facts: Erykah Badu and Jidenna Join the ArikCan Festival Lineup!
OkayAfrica Follows Erykah Badu as She Discovers Her African AncestryEven more big name artists have joined the AfrikCan Festival lineup! DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown AKA Erykah Badu and American-Nigerian Hip hop sensation Jidenna are some of the festival's newest additions.
The music lineup reads like a who’s who guide: Grammy-winning Malian superstar Oumou Sangare is set to headline, along with Alpha Blondy (Boston premiere), the biggest reggae band to emerge from the continent; Nigeria’s it-man Wizkid; Grammy Award winning Angélique Kidjo; Haitian roots trailblazer Emeline Michel; and South African legend Black Coffee (Boston premiere).
The first ever AfrikCan Festival will take place July 21-25 in Boston’s Jim Rice Field in Ramsey Park. Not only is this the first event of its kind in Boston, but the US at-large- bringing over some of the biggest names in African music!
The main objective of AfrikCan is to raise social and cultural awareness about Africa, and to highlight the exceptionalism and greatness of Africa and its people.
Mix 94.1’s 19th Annual Bite of Las Vegas Food and Music Festival
Industry News - New Label, Badu, Festivals!Mix 94.1 presents the 19th annual Bite of Las Vegas Food and Music Festival on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm at Desert Breeze Park located at 8425 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89117.
Las Vegas’ original food and music festival will feature over 50 food vendors and performances from Third Eye Blind, Lifehouse, Andy Grammer, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Hilary Duff! The event will continue to be on the North side of Desert Breeze Park, between Spring Mountain Rd and Desert Inn Rd, to accommodate the growing number of vendors and guests.
Mix 94.1’s Program Director, J-Love says, “We are thrilled to be able to offer another fantastic line-up this year at Bite of Las Vegas. At $16 a ticket through the end of July, it’s affordable enough to bring the whole family and spend the day hearing great music and eating some of the best foods from right here in Vegas.
Additional entertainment along with a kid’s area featuring tons of interactive activities including carnival rides and games will also be on-site. Mix 94.1 on-air personalities will broadcast live throughout the day from the park in addition to hosting many of the on-site events.
There is food for all taste buds as well, everything from Mexican, Asian, and French, to Mediterranean, Italian, barbeque and more! Restaurants also compete throughout the day for the best decorated booth on-site as well as many different “Best Bite” food categories.
Mercedes from Mercedes in the Morning adds, “Mix 94.1's Bite of Las Vegas is the best food and music festival in Las Vegas and it's been incredible to watch it grow over the past 19 years! And even with all of the growth, our number one priority is to provide an amazing experience at an affordable price!”
Bite of Las Vegas is an event that has become engrained in the community over the last 19 years and is something that thousands of locals look forward to attending. A large part of its success is due to its family friendly nature and Mix 94.1’s dedication to making it an affordable day out for everyone. Kids six and under get in free.
Tickets go on-sale at Mix941.fm on Friday, July, 17th at 10:00 am. General Admission tickets can be purchased at a special pre-sale discount of only $16 (plus ticketing fees) until Friday, July 31st. There are also several VIP ticket options available that can include access to an exclusive covered viewing area with food and drink and special reserved parking.
Famed College Basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton &
Music Producer Kyle Bynoe Announce 5ive Oceans Music Group

Famed College Basketball Coach Leonard Hamilton and Music Producer Kyle Bynoe have announced their collaboration on 5ive Ocean Music Group, LLC distributed by New Day Christian in partnership with RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
As an avid Christian and a lover of gospel music, Hamilton was looking for a way to produce gospel music through his ministry.  Bynoe was searching to create a label as an outlet for the music God has given him.  Hamilton and Bynoe formed a partnership and started a gospel label believing that it was divine timing that they would meet at this time in their lives.
The 5ive Oceans name was created to symbolize the idea of reaching out and bringing a fresh sound that will touch and give hope to people across the world.
The number 5 represents the five oceans that span the earth.  The goal of the label is to reach people across the world through various genres of music.
5ive Oceans currently has six artists on their roster from music genres including praise and worship, pop, gospel, and Christian rap.
Bynoe, who has more than 25 years of experience as a producer, song writer and a recording artist, introduced 5ive Oceans to Ed Leonard, President of New Day Distribution.  He felt this relationship would be a good foundation for creating a family environment that would not be over crowded; a place where 5ive Oceans could grow.
Bynoe, the president of 5ive Oceans, is solely responsible for the day-today operations of the label.  Realizing that there was a need to add experience to the management side of the label, Bynoe brought in well-known music industry executive D.A. Johnson, the president of SRT Entertainment.  Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and talent to the team and as 5ive Oceans’ label consultant.
“Kyle’s experience as an executive and a manager will allow me to enjoy gospel music as my ministry,” said Hamilton.  “A ministry that will touch the souls of many people and bring joy to their lives.”
Hamilton feels the team that 5ive Oceans has assembled is destined to be winners in the gospel music industry.   5ive Ocean wants to be a safe haven for artist to bring their music through and know they will be treated fairly, justly, and with integrity.  “We want to give people a choice as to what they listen to,” said Hamilton


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