Black Speech Media Group (BSMG), a leading multimedia producer and distributor of African Music in the United States has released “Carolina” a new single by Liberian Artist DSP.Produced and mixed by D Thompson, the single has elements of Afro‐Beat, with a great influence of Afro‐Zouk, and Afro‐pop. “The song is a combination of some personal experiences and because of the personal nature, I wanted it to represent beats that resonate with me and my upbringing in a culturally diverse society in Liberia,” said DSP.The single can be purchased on iTunes, and fans can also watch the video on YouTube or listen to the song at BSMG’s All Music Hub platform on Sound Cloud. Ernesto Dweh‐Sidi‐Papay‐2 Herbert, aka “DSP”, is an emerging contemporary artist who is at the forefront of the emerging Liberian music industry. Born during Liberia’s political unrest, DSP’s link to his country and culture was from his mother singing to him in her dialect Grebo while they were refugees in the Ivory Coast.After having to resettle to Ghana after a second civil war in Liberia, DSP found refuge in music. Influenced by artists such as NAS, Red Man, Method Man, Jay‐Z and an array of African Artists, DSP found his voice in mixing Western Pop with Afrobeats. Returning to Liberia in 2007 as a young scholar, DSP began pursuing his love for music professionally. After traveling and performing in Ghana, he was sponsored by MTN to release his music on a national scale. To date, he has released several songs including “Monrovia Style” which became popular for its use of Koloqua, a dialect in Liberia. He is currently working with international platforms to release his first full album “The Promise” in 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Fort St. John’s Denny Morrison posted a third place finish in Sunday’s 1,000 metres, at the World Cup speed-skating competition in Calgary, to win his second bronze medal of the weekend.Morrison skated the 1,000 in a time of 1:07.77, finishing behind American Shani Davis (who set a new track record of 1:06.91) and South Korean Kyou-Hyuk Lee. Davis had finished second in the men’s 1,500 metres on Friday, a race won by his countryman Chad Hendrick, with Denny Morrison in third. But, Davis continues to lead the world cup standings in both the 1,000 and 1,500 metre distances by a wide margin. – Advertisement -Morrison earned his third medal of the weekend later on Sunday afternoon, when he joined Lucas Makowsky and Mathieu Giroux in a silver-medal finish for Canada in the men’s team pursuit.Other Canadian medals in Calgary came from Kristina Groves and Christine Nesbitt, in a 1-2 finish in the women’s 1500m on Saturday. Nesbitt added a gold medal in Sunday’s women’s 1,000 metres, while Canadian women also won the team pursuit crown.Jeremy Wotherspoon also returned to the podium, with a gold-medal performance in Saturday’s 500m ‘B’ event, with fellow-Canadian Vincent LaBrie in third. Advertisement Jay Morrison posted a 28th place finish in Sunday’s 5,000 metre ‘B’ event.