REGGAE LEGEND PETER TOSH TO BE HONORED WITH OPENING OF NEW MUSEUM IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA THIS OCTOBER

Museum Dedicated to Founding Member of The Wailers and Prolific Solo Artist Will Be Located at the Re-Named ‘Peter Tosh Square’ at the Pulse Centre in New Kingston, Jamaica

August, 2016 (Kingston, Jamaica) — This October, late Reggae Legend Peter Tosh will be honored with the opening of a new museum dedicated to his life and impact on the music industry and the world. A founding member of the groundbreaking reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer- his work with the group, later solo career, social activism, and advocacy of the Rastafarian religion have left a lasting mark on not only Jamaican culture, but the world at large.

The project comes on the 40th anniversary of the commercial release of Tosh’s 1976 hit single “Legalize It”, and is promised to give fans a fascinating and introspective look into the life of one of Jamaica’s most celebrated figures. Many prominent artists/entertainers who have been majorly impacted by his life and music have also been invited to attend.

When the Peter Tosh Museum officially opens its doors, Jamaicans and visitors from around the world will be able to see a large collection of never-before-seen Tosh memorabilia, as some of the treasures will be displayed to the public for the first time. Visitors will also be able to relive aspects of the non-conformist, futuristic and abundantly creative Tosh experience through sizzling audio and video recordings featuring the superstar, as well as iconic artifacts including his M16 guitar and beloved unicycle that became one of his favorite means of transportation. Also available will be exclusive merchandise for sale to the public.

Museum Launch Itinerary:

  • Wednesday, October 19th: Launch VIP Cocktail Event (7PM)

  • Thursday, October 20th: Symposium (6PM)

  • Friday, October 21st: Press Conference (10AM)

  • Saturday, October 22nd: Museum Benefit Concert (8PM)

  • Sunday, October 23rd: Peter Tosh Memorial Garden Excursion (9AM)

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Right) with Niambe McIntosh (Center, holding her Father’s M16 guitar) and Chairman of Pulse Kingsley Cooper (Left) at Jamaica House

A self-taught guitar and keyboard player, Tosh and The Wailers became pioneers of the burgeoning reggae scene in the late 1960’s, and together they toured the world for over ten years. He left the band in 1973 to pursue his solo career and earned huge success with “Legalize It” and later solo releases. The project is promised to give fans a deeper look into the man behind the music. Tosh died at the age of 42 in 1987 during a tragic home invasion.

“This is an important turning point in the preservation and advancement of my father’s legacy, and the museum will allow my father’s message of equal rights and justice to be heard by generations, both young and old,” Niambe McIntosh, daughter of the Grammy winner and administrator of the Peter Tosh Estate has recently said.

Tosh with Fellow Wailer Bob Marley and Mick Jagger, with Whom He Collaborated on 1978’s “Walk and Don’t Look Back”

The Museum project is a joint-venture collaboration between the Peter Tosh Estate, Pulse Investments Ltd, and Andrea Marlene Brown.

Pulse Chairman Kingsley Cooper, who produced the 1983 Pulse Superjam concert which became Tosh’s last ever performance, and who led the initiative for the museum’s establishment, said  he was pleased that the lengthy negotiation had finally borne fruit and he is looking forward to this game-changing project.  “The great Rastafarian campaigner for equal rights and justice, for the abolition of apartheid and for the legalization of marijuana, who did not get his due in life, will now be duly honoured by this important addition to his legacy,” Cooper said.

Tosh left behind a legacy that included countless hits, collaborations with artists such as Mick Jagger ( “Walk and Don’t Look Back”) and Keith Richards, and a family who have worked diligently in recent years on the Museum project and preserving his legacy.

The Peter Tosh Museum, opening this October, will help to further solidify Peter Tosh as a founding father of reggae, and an abounding social activist who accomplished so much in a short time.

For More Information on Peter Tosh and His Legacy, Visit:

www.PeterTosh.com

OR

Facebook.com/PeterTosh

Twitter: @PeterTosh

Instagram.com/PeterTosh

For Inquiries Regarding the Peter Tosh Museum, CONTACT:

Kingsley Cooper, KC [AT] PulseCaribbean.com

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT:

Rick Eberle, Rick [AT] RickEberle.com

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CORONA ELECTRIC BEACH PRESENTS: A-TRAK, TJ MIZELL, WONDER, DJ JUST JOE

Saturday, August 13th, 2pm-7pm, Flynn’s Fire Island, NY

FREE WITH RSVP TO: CEBATRAK.EVENTBRITE.COM

 

August, 2016 (Fire Island, NY) –Following 2015’s expansion to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Miami, and Chicago, Corona’s event series Electric Beach has established itself as a leader in the EDM space bringing world-renowned DJs including Paper Diamond, SNBRN, Chromeo (DJ Set), Jillionaire of Major Lazer,Grandtheft, Bag Raiders, Will Sparks, Timmy Trumpet, AN21, TWRK,  Ape Drums, Craze, Astronomar, and more to cities across North America.

Saturday, August 13th will mark Corona Electric Beach’s debut event on NY’s Fire Island. From 2pm to 7pm, Electric Beach will take over seaside venue Flynn’s for a day party that will be headlined by none other than world-renowned DJ/producer A-Trak, with support from producer and A$AP Ferg DJ TJ Mizell, Wonder, and DJ Just Joe. The 21+ event is free with RSVP to cebatrak [AT] eventbrite.com. For table reservations, please reach out to Flynn’s by email or phone: flynnsfireisland1927 [AT] gmail.com || (613) 583-5000

 

A-TRAK

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After spending years as Kanye West’s tour DJ and consigliere, he founded the celebrated record label Fool’s Gold in 2007 and developed the careers of artists such as Kid Cudi, Danny Brown and Flosstradamus. With its string of releases and parties, Fool’s Gold broke down bygone rules of the record industry, paving the way for anew wave of independents and helping to make North American electro a dominating force. As a Grammy-nominated producer, A-Trak’s seminal mix of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Heads Will Roll” marked an entire generation’s introduction to dance music. Duck Sauce, his irreverent collaboration with Armand Van Helden, flipped the bird to chart-topping formulas and reached #1 in 12 countries with the ubiquitous “Barbra Streisand”, electronic music’s first true viral music video. A-Trak easily segues from working with EDM’s elite to revitalizing rap superheroes, launching Federal Reserve with Cam’ron and Low Pros with Lex Luger. He casually picked up 3 VMA nominations along the way.

TJ MIZELL

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Labeled as a musical melting pot, or better yet a DJ’s DJ, TJ Mizell brings together musical royalty with the fusion of electronic and hip-hop modernism. An early adopter of the art of turntablism, TJ Mizell is a rare breed of artist whose blood is destined for a life in music. Learning from his father, the late Jam Master Jay of RUN DMC, TJ Mizell has harnessed these skills and mastered his own craft. An eclectic style that is part Hip-hop, part electronic, Mizell has already worked alongside many superstars of both the dance and hip-hop industries. He has made it his mission to share his healthy obsession with quality music with as many people possible. Mizell has collaborated with numerous artists, including (MIA, A$AP FERG, Just Blaze, DJ Scratch, RUN DMC, A-TRAK). If he isn’t practicing or producing, you can find the trendsetting TJ Mizell skateboarding the streets of Manhattan or on tour as the official DJ of A$AP FERG.

JUST JOE

An Open Format Club DJ, Just Joe rocks parties with all genres of music from Hip Hop to House Music. He’s rocked parties all across the country from NYC to LA, and has been a sponsored DJ for GUESS Clothing, DJing at stores in the New York area.

 

FLYNN’S

1 Cayuga St

Ocean Bay Park, NY 11770

For Press Inquiries, CONTACT: Rick [AT] RickEberle.com

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Known for bringing a fun in the sun vibe to legendary dance clubs, Electric Beach is an EDM-focused concert series sponsored by the legendary alcohol brand Corona

Following 2015’s expansion to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Miami, and Chicago,  Corona’s event series Electric Beach has established itself as a leader in the EDM space bringing world-renowned DJs including Paper Diamond, SNBRN, Chromeo (DJ Set), Jillionaire of Major Lazer, Grandtheft, Bag Raiders, Will Sparks, Timmy Trumpet, AN21, TWRK,  Ape Drums, Craze, Astronomar, and more to cities across North America.

By creating an authentic on-site consumer experience, Electric Beach is a party atmosphere synonymous with the laid-back music entertainment produced all over Mexico’s Beaches. “This is a party experience that is not only about the DJ but also about the ambiance.”