Saturday, July 20, 2013

West Indians slow down a bit

The sweltering summer heat is causing a major sweat fest in the Americas. People who were born and raised in the Caribbean heat can’t handle a little mercury rising anymore. My guess is our blood got a little thicker with the white powdery stuff dem fariegna call snow. So why add heat to more heat?

Stealth Productions latest project is slowing things down a bit and offering a mellowed out vibe. Veterans and newbies come together with a fresh new take on an old stalwart. In the music world of ever evolving sounds, our Caribbean community seems stuck on regurgitating the same old same old. Over the years and several projects, Stealth Productions aim to break that stigma.

Photo Credit: Neil Anthony Bacchus. Pictured: Rick Ramdehal

Meet Rick Ramdehal, a veteran in his own right, who teamed up with a fresh new voice and a veteran band to mellow out the sounds of old and new. Rick has been honing his skills since 1982, with performances in the US, Canada, Trinidad and England.

Here is Rick Ramdehal’s full performance bio
1982 Started singing career Clyfee Madhu Radio Show W/ Members of the Swar Sangeet Group
Diwali conert W/ Members of the Swar Sangeet Group
1984 Swarangeet band founded W/ Ramdehals Isardat, Dharmendra, Surendra, Devindra
1986 Happy birthday to you Bisram Bhagan Music by Swarangeet
1989 Recorded 3 albums with Devindra Pooran Music by Swarangeet
Shakespeare Competition New York High School Top 5 Finalist
1992 Soca Lambada Terry Gajraj
1997 Musically Yours Swarangeet Music by Swarangeet
1999 Simply Chutney Swarangeet Music by Swarangeet
2000 Bollywood Movie Awards As back up singer to Terry Gajraj Nassau Coliseum
2001 Chutney Soca Monarch Guest Singer Trinidad
2002 Chutney Soca Monarch 6th Place Trinidad
2003 Chutney Soca Monarch
2004 Sexy Dancin’ 1st Solo Album
2007 Bollywood Movie Awards Ecstasy, Sexy Dancin’, In Da Mood W/ D. Flex, Vani (QCQD), Natraj Nassau Coliseum
2007 Released songs In da mood W/ Dutty Flex
All I need W/ Dutty Flex
Thinkin’ bout you W/ Dutty Flex
2011 Dard e dil Music: Surendra, Video: Devindra
2012 Chaand mera dil Music: Surendra, Video: Devindra
2013 Wait for it!

Where is the rest of the project? Slow down it is hot outside. The rest is coming this week.