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THE OFFICIAL 420 BASH! HALF PINT, STEVIE CULTURE, ITAWE, YELLOW WALL DUB SQUAD, GREEN UP SOUND
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Sunday, April 20th
day of show tickets are available after 4pm at Moe's or by phone at 831 479-1854
9:00 PM, $15/20,

HALF PINT blazes into Moe's Alley headlining a 420 extravaganja in celebration of his brand new realease "No Stress Express" . This big showcase also features all star backing band YELLOW WALL DUB SQUAD and vocalists STEVIE CULTURE (Jamaica) and ITAWE (Virgin Islands).  GREEN UP SOUND is also in the house! Don't miss one of the biggest and baddest reggae parties to hit Santa Cruz!


HALF PINT is a reggae superstar from Jamaica who has over 30 years experience in the music industry.  Although many of his hits were recorded in the 70's & 80's his music is as current today as it ever was.  Many people do not realize that SUBLIME's "what I got" is an remake of Half Pint's classic "loving" recorded in the 80's.  Remaining members of SUBLIME are featured on HALF PINT's new release.

No Stress Express is deemed to be a classic and is poised to be his best album to date. The hot tracks include "Unity" featuring Jack Maness from Long Beach Dub All Stars / Sublime, "Bad Boys" featuring Sizzla, "Just be Good" featuring R&B songbird Mikki Howard, "Mind Over Matter," "Suzie," and "Children of His Majesty." Half Pint will be performing on three shows in Great Britain to promote the album in February 2008 and a US tour in April / May.

High praises poured out for Half Pint acknowledging his latest achievement. His manager, Loyal Haylett, lamented on his fifteen year relationship with the superstar. Ras Astor Black reminisced on the early days of the artiste's career performing and doing interviews on reggae Roots TV in Chicago. He stated that "Half Pint deserves to be on the Reggae Walk of Fame." Jamaica's Minister Of Culture and Information, the Hon Olivia 'Babsy' Grange stated, "the singer represented the culture of Jamaica and has always made her feel proud." She thanked his record company for supporting Half Pint.

Mr. Desmond Young, the President of the Jamaica Federation of Musicians (JFM) remarked that artistes such as Half Pint make Jamaica the most popular place on earth. Other speakers included Levent Karahan, President of United Music Industries, Derede Whitlock, a representative from the Ministry of Tourism of Antigua and Barbuda, and producer / industry veteran Clifton 'Specialist' Dillon. Mingling in the gathering were Sharon Burke, Ainsworth Davis, Bridgette Anderson, Dacosta Records executives Tyehimba Kafele and Dr. Vernon Dacosta, singers Carol Gonzales and Pam Hall, Ken Williams (WVIP -NYC), Jamusa (WAVS - So Florida), Steve James (Roots FM), Conrad McLeod, Howard Hendricks, David 'Squeeze" Anakie (Link Up Media), Sandra Rose, photographer Dianne Issachar and representatives from The Gleaner, The Sunday Herald, XNEWS, Jamaica Observer, JamRock magazine, Buzzz magazine, Echos magazine,Yard Flex, Bob Arts TV, Carib TV, ReggaeInc.com, Serfphonic Disco among others.

Half Pint has enjoyed a long history of success dating back to the early 1980s. His first big hit "Winsome" was later covered by the Rolling Stones in 1986. Today,he is surrounded by a competent and able support team which consists of manager Loyal Haylett, and Ra-Umi Alkebu-lan " Alkebu-lan / The Media (Jamaica) and Russell Gerlach / Foundation Media (North America).

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