CaribWorldNews, ST. JOHN`S, USVI, Thurs. Oct. 29, 2009: The excitement and energy of the TEMPO Turns 4 pre-show on St. Croix, November 14th will be broadcast live on WTJX-Channel 12, the Virgin Islands Public Television System.
The pre-show, scheduled from 4 – 7 p.m., at Randall `Doc` James Racetrack is set to feature a hot mix of local bands and performers, including: Black Star Band, Empress Nyingro, and Bobo Ites, X-Kaliba, Rankin, and Harry Mo. Deejays mixing soca, reggae and calypso hits through the event will include Selecta Saigon, Cool & Deadly, Fyah Emblem, Selecta Kulcha, and Teflon.
TEMPO Vee-jays, Isadora Ortega, and Devon Matthews will take to the red carpet during the live broadcast, getting the inside scoop and behind-the-scenes information from celebrities, sponsors and fans.
From the red carpet to the stage, the TEMPO-WTJX live broadcast promises to bring all the excitement of TEMPO Turns 4 into Virgin Islands living rooms.
This arrangement is part of a new partnership between TEMPO and Channel 12, which also includes production and programming support between the two networks.
Tanya-Marie Singh, Assistant Executive Director of WTJX, in commenting on the partnership said, `WTJX has been serving the Virgin Islands community for 37 years and we are happy to assist Frederick and Tempo in celebrating their fourth birthday. We`re also very pleased to partner with Tempo in exposing the beauty of St. Croix as Tempo will air WTJX`s 13-part series Rediscover St. Croix.
`Also, Tempo will air our documentary Showtime: The Legend of Nick `Daddy` Friday, an iconic figure in calypso out of St. Thomas, who is well-known throughout the Caribbean. There is no doubt in my mind that Tempo`s audience will enjoy these programs.`
Frederick A. Morton, Jr., TEMPO Founder, Chairman and CEO, said of the WTJX partnership and programming exchange, `I`m incredibly excited about this collaboration as it is sure to result in the further exposure of our beautiful Virgin Islands. WTJX is an institution unto itself and has created such wonderful programming in the interest of advancing VI initiatives. It is my pleasure to partner with Tanya and her exceptional team on what is just the beginning of a long and mutually rewarding partnership.`
Along with the live broadcast, WTJX producers and camera operators will work with TEMPO producers to tape the main event for eventual broadcast on TEMPO.
TEMPO Turns 4 `Lights, Camera, Action!,` will have performances from Jamaican dancehall sensation Shabba Ranks; Puerto Rican salsa band, N`Klabe; reggae stars Tarrus Riley and Gramps Morgan; three-time Trinidad Soca Monarch Iwer George; Jamaican dancehall diva Ce`Cile; artist Ziggy Rankin, Jamaican gospel singer Omari, St. Croix Road March Champions UMB Soldiers, reggae singer Mada Nile, 2008 VI Idol Winner Cherise King, and DJ Poppy Pops.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism is the presenting sponsor for TEMPO Turns 4. Other sponsors include: Innovative Communications Company; Budget Rent-A-Car St. Croix; Tropical Shipping; Seaborne Airlines; Sea Flights (For reservations call 340-714-3000); VI Sea Trans; Virgin Islands Lottery; JKC Communications; WSTA radio; Premier Wine & Spirits, distributors of Absolut & Cruzan Rum; Jamaica Hotpot restaurant, Virgin Island Police Department, WSVI Channel 8, A+ Signs, the Palm at Pelican Cove hotel, and King Christian Hotel.
Tickets are currently on sale at the following outlets:
ST. CROIX: Alliance Clothing, Urban Threadz, La Reine Chicken Shack, Riddims, Pancho`s, Parris Tees and Novelties, Essentric Shoe Boutique, and One Love Service Station, Morgan`s Enterprises, Mala-bu-Fun-Spot, and Armstrong Ice Cream.
ST. THOMAS: International Records and Tapes, VI Sea Trans, Essentric Shoe Boutique, Jens Gourmet Deli, Stride Rite Tutu Park Mall, Urban Threadz, and Lone Eagle Supermarket, Smith Bay.
Tickets purchased prior to October 26, 2009 will be priced at $25 general admission, $35 bleacher section, and $100 VIP. For more information on TEMPO or the anniversary celebrations, contact Karen Gutloff, at [email protected] or 973.508.1000 or visit us at www.gotTEMPO.com.
About TEMPO Networks, LLC
TEMPO Networks, LLC, is the first and only pan-Caribbean media and entertainment company producing and offering culturally relevant content on all media platforms (on-air, online, on-mobile and on the ground). With its flagship cable Television Network, TEMPO captures and delivers the extraordinary Caribbean vibe by successfully producing and delivering Caribbean programming dedicated to music, culture, food, and social awareness initiatives. Envisioned by native son Frederick A. Morton Jr. (`Mr. TEMPO`), TEMPO is a true celebration of Caribbean life and seeks to elevate the region. Its content, therefore, is developed to arise beyond entertainment to inspirational, progressive and educational. TEMPO currently broadcast in 28 Caribbean islands, with approximately 5M viewers. Connect with TEMPO on cable in your island or at www.gotTEMPO.com. TEMPO is a registered trademark of TEMPO Networks, LLC.