The all-star lineup, presented by TD, includes Renée Neufville of the iconic R&B Duo Zhané Ghana’s most nominated Afrobeats artist Kelvyn Boyand King Cruff, grandson of music legend Bob Marley
Hosted by singer, TV host, and actress Keshia Chanté and popular radio and TV personality MC Bondé
The Rose Brampton
February 23, 2023
6:00 PM – Mix & Mingle
8:00 PM – Showtime
Jones & Jones Productions, a full-service marketing, creative, and production company, with 30 years in the marketplace curating first-class Afro-Caribbean and multicultural experiences, is excited to partner with Performing Arts Brampton, one of Ontario’s premier divisions for showcasing artistic excellence, and lead sponsor TD to deliver an unrivaled musical event in honour of Black History Month.
On February 23rd, an exciting array of global stars will hit the mainstage at The Rose Brampton including the Grammy nominated lead vocalist from Zhané, Renée Neufville, whose seminal hits “Hey Mr. DJ,” “Sending My Love,” and “Groove Thang” have topped charts around the world and have been covered by artists like Common, Donald Glover, and Beyonce’s protégés Chloe X Halle.
The night will also feature international showstopper and one of Africa’s most viral artists, Kelvyn Boy, who has graced stages in Australia, Jamaica, UK, Germany, Switzerland, and Sierra Leone performing with artists like Ziggy Marley, Mr. Vegas, and Busy Signal.
“Flavours & Vibes is more than a concert, it’s an energy, a feel-good fusion of every genre coming live and direct from some of the most in-demand heavy hitters and up-and-coming music phenoms in the business,” said Jesse Jones, Head of Jones & Jones Group.
A string of dynamic rising stars will kick things off including King Cruff, grandson of the masterful Bob Marley and a recent addition to the Universal Music Canada artist roster; Zimbabwe-born and Edmonton-raised multi-hyphenate Soji Joseph; global recording artist and dancer Nina Ricchie; one of Canada’s top dancehall artists and most vibrant reggae performers Eyesus; classically trained pianist and Pop/Soul/R&B entertainer Falana, who has headlined tours in London, Paris, New York, and Lagos; and EverythingOshauN, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter whose original music has been featured in the official DoorDash documentary, Soul of the City, and the STARZ television series Heels.
Rounding out the list of notable names are two co-hosts who are stars in their own right, Juno award-winning singer, TV personality, and Entertainment Tonight Canada Co-host Keshia Chanté and the popular radio and TV personality MC Bondé a.k.a. “The Voice of Africa.”
The Jones & Jones formula for success with shows of this magnitude rests not only in the family-run organization’s knack for showcasing top-shelf talent but in collaborating with the right partners at the right time to deliver experiences that reflect a genuine commitment to inclusivity and showcase the many facets of the Afro-Caribbean culture that appeal to people from all walks of life.
“The City of Brampton is proud to be home to world class entertainment and talent like Juno Award-Winning Singer Keshia Chanté, co-host of the Jones & Jones produced Flavours & Vibes Black History Month Event. As a Brampton-based, family-owned business, we are proud of Jones & Jones’ 30-year history of bringing Black artists, culture, and history together to create extraordinary experiences that everyone can enjoy,” said Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton.
“TD has been a long-time supporter of events and initiatives across Canada that support and elevate Black voices, Black talent and Black excellence,” said Anna Iacobelli, Senior Vice President, Metro West Region, TD. “We’re thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of Flavours & Vibes and look forward to coming together in Brampton through the power of music to celebrate the diversity of Black communities and top artistic talent.”
“There are times when we ought to do something really good for ourselves and our loved ones. Flavours & Vibes 2023 promises to be a rare musical extravaganza of such exquisite magnitude, it leads me to recommend it to you as a “must be there and share” opportunity,” said Steven Schipper, Executive Artistic Director, Performing Arts, City of Brampton.
The highly anticipated event begins at 6:00 PM with a pre-show mix and mingle featuring DJ Bizzy. Guests will be treated to a variety of product samples and opportunities to engage with an impressive list of partners including TD, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Brampton, Sheridan College, Nestle Canada, Downtown Brampton BIA, and Night Light Recordings.
Showtime is 8:00 pm and with the Raptors 905’s own DJ Andre 905 keeping the crowd rocking in-between sets, this diverse Black History Month show is sure to have attendees singing, smiling, and dancing all night.
ABOUT JONES & JONES GROUP
Founded in 1987 by Denise Jones and Allan Jones, Jones & Jones Group is your connection to Canada’s diversity. With over 30 years in the arts and entertainment industries, and market research we help companies connect to Afro-Caribbean and multicultural communities nationally and abroad; meaningfully, purposefully, and most importantly – in the way the consumer wants it to be. Jones & Jones reaches the people where they are and works with brands to maintain relevance within an evolving cultural landscape. www.thejonesandjonesgroup.com
ABOUT PERFORMING ARTS BRAMPTON
Our vision is to build an inspiring performing arts community that reflects the spirit and diversity of Brampton. Operating four outstanding venues, we support over 550 presentations throughout the city each year. Together with local artists and audiences, we believe performing arts are essential to everyday life.