MP3 UNSIGNED ARTISTS.COM, feb/2001
Woh! Get back to the Seventies with this energetic disco extravaganza! Jon-E-Shakka is definitely THE funkmaster as he demonstrates his songwriting skills by coming up with a unique disco experience that blends a fusion of funk, disco and a splash of hip hop! A totally fresh new sound that you will NEVER be able to stand still to. Hit that play button and get your fix of Shakka
THE ELECTRIFYING JON-E-SHAKKA
Jon-E-Shakka, a native of Ghana, West Africa (the Ashante Tribe), came to Canada in 1967 and is a self-taught Dancer, Singer, Musician and Songwriter!!
At the age of seventeen, when his dream of being a Professional Hockey Player did not seem to be materalizing (yet?!), this natural-born Innovator, decided to go into the entertainment business! He began his entertainment debut as the opening act, for the SHAKKA DANCERS (his brother, Eugene and two sisters:Therese and Patsy)!!
In the seventies, Jon-E become part of the family act: THE ELECTRIFYING SHAKKA DANCERS, who created the electrifying and unique Dance Form, called DAZZ!!
Jon-E presently teaches DAZZ at local Schools and Community Centres. It is a combo. of: AFRO-RHYTHM, SAVAGE JAZZ, MIME, ROBOTICS, STREETDANCE, and ACROBATICS!!
THE ELECTRIFYING SHAKKA DANCERS won many Dance Awards and performed many times, on a variety of Television Shows!
In 1984, Jon-E released a single, under Sizzle Records, entitled: SHAKE YOUR PANTS, which hit TOP 40, in Montreal and in Mexico!!
Jon-E-Shakka is a name not to be forgotten... he is a Professional who has proven himself world-wide!! Instantly capturing audiences with his creative blend of STYLE, TECHNIQUE and GRACE, he continues to fascinate people of all ages, with a creative combination of: Imagination, Dance and Music, from the past, present and future, releasing a HIGH-ENERGY SHOW, from beginning to end!
Jon-E-Shakka is an illustration of the power and stamina, gained and refined only after many years of experience! A moment is well-spent in seeing a master portray an EXPLOSION of energy, resulting from hard work, time and effort, made to look so BEAUTIFUL!!
His charisma and open, pleasant, personality appeal to all and it is easy to see why his audiences have no problem forming a great rapport with him!
Jon-E-Shakka currently devotes much of his time to children's projects, such as: Community Fun Days, Teaching DAZZ Classes and performing in Festivals and SpecialEvents.
He also keeps busy, performing monthly, at the Vox Lounge; Recording; Choreographing and promoting his NEW CD:
june/00..(audioGalaxy.com) A self-taught musician and dancer out of Canada who plays in a style you've never heard before. This native of the Asante Tribe in Ghana, West Africa has entertained audiences with some of the biggest names to come out of Canada, like the Bare Naked Ladies and Celine Dion.
2000-10-6-Australian station(Kirk Meade)http://www.advantagemusic.com.au
Jon-E-Shakka delivers a unique blend of funky groove style rap with his new album 'U Reap What U Sow' Combining rap with words of
wisdom to deliver his worthy messages:) Check him out ..he's very good :)
01/04/2000 review @(www.listen.com) Canadian Band produces bizzare, futuristic Funk/Dance/Rap, Bootsie-ish bass attacks, heavy beats, and rocking guitars set the pace for breathy female vocals and foreign sounding raps about LOVE'!...
01/03/2000-(somuchtosay.com) GetReady for the Funk. Great party music similar to George Clinton.Very Cool-rate-A.
Dec99-POT-C(rapmusic.com) Cooltracks,you should get them, in the UNDERGROUND section.
Love 1 Way' has just made the TOP 10 on UKSounds.com!. May18/00
'Love 1 Way' has just made the TOP 10 on UKSounds.com!.Congratulations again, please continue making great music and don't forget
to send us any new material.
Subject: Congratulations on your charts position!
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 16:07:51 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Making it to the top of our charts has become highly prestigious. We've just
this week's listings, and ((drumroll)):
Your song 'UMMM..AHHH2000(inst)bgvocalsTV&AC' is this week's No.3 on our hip hop
and r&b charts, congratulation!!
So enjoy the good news, spread the word
SoundClick - The Best Free Music Community