Jamaican Singer-Songwriter Chevaughn Releases Quiet Giantz to Celebrate Unsung Heroes

first_imgThe former lead singer of the band C-Sharp hopes the message in this latest single will resonate well with audiences, quoting the great Nina Simone who once said, “how can you be an artist and not reflect the times?” “This song is two years in the making and I hope it is embraced by every soul with immense gratitude for our essential and frontline GIANTZ. It also reaches beyond our current crisis, our everyday people, teachers, parents, and civil servants alike,” Chevaughn stresses. Currently, the lyric video QUIET GIANTZ feat. Agent Sasco and Riff Raff is available on YouTube: Chevaughn believes music is a conversation, adding that the collaboration with Agent Sasco and Llamar ‘Riff Raff’ Brown was a natural synergy, having worked with them closely over the years. “Riff Raff and I have worked together for more than a decade and he is, simply put, a genius, so I was confident he would interpret my crazy ideas. I’ve worked with Sasco on a few of his singles and his last project Hope River I was fully involved, so when he heard it, he was immediately impressed and saw that the timing was fitting – sooner than I did,” Chevaughn notes. Not wanting to give away too much about his upcoming projects, he encouraged fans to follow him on all channels @chevaughnmusic. However, he did give an indication that he is much closer to the completion of his debut Album. . . ??????, ???? ???????.  Same Xoul Different Sound.  When asked about the release of the video to accompany the single, he pointed out that work is ongoing to ensure they create a visual masterpiece that will certainly express the truth of this song. “Even though the time restrictions are a bit of a challenge, we will deliver,” notes the smooth velvet tenor. The musical phenomenon notes that initial idea was sparked about two years ago following a performance, when he heard some audience members talking about the event and how much work the artists have done over the years. It was a result of that conversation that reignited a fire and served as confirmation of the hard work many artists including himself put in to building their craft, which is often unseen.   Chevaughn admits that is has been a difficult time for everyone, but he’s confident that we will get through this together. And how is he coping? “I do my best to stay present and positive and I am grateful for the souls I’ve been blessed to call friends and family who keep me grounded. The world will get through this with love.” When Jamaican singer/songwriter Chevaughn began working on this project, he had not envisioned a time like this, but what he knew is that he wanted to celebrate and pay tribute to many of our QUIET GIANTZ, hence the title of his new single which has just been released featuring Agent Sasco and Llamar ‘Riff Raff’ Brown. However, Chevaughn is hopeful that that song will be on all digital platforms by the time the world is reading this.last_img read more

South Africa risks food insecurity during COVID-19: lawmakers

first_imgTalk Africa: COVID-19 and Food Security South Africa’s COVID-19 cases reach 2028 South African lawmakers on Friday voiced concern over food insecurity threatening 8 million people in the country as a result of COVID-19.COVID-19 is a huge threat to food security and a large proportion of the population could experience food insecurity as a result of the pandemic, said Mondli Gungubele, chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Social Development.On Thursday, the committee was briefed by the national Department of Social Development and the provincial departments on the implementation of food distribution and progress on other programs responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.The need to feed the South African people came out very strong in the meeting, Gungubele said in a statement emailed to Xinhua.“If we are supposed to feed 14 million people and we are only able to feed just over 5 million, then it is a serious problem,” he said.The committee heard that the demand for food far surpasses supply and the government’s ability to assist is limited, according to Gungubele.Furthermore, the impact of COVID-19 on food security will be prolonged, he said.The most worrying issue is food insecurity among the vulnerable, the chairperson said,Gungubele appealed to the government to do everything in its power to ensure that children, the vulnerable and people in dire need have access to food.“It is also important as a committee that we must express a strong appropriation to members of civil society who made contribution to feeding our nation, whether through donations or volunteering,” he said.As of Thursday, South Africa’s has reported 118,375 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 6,579 cases recorded in the previous 24 hours, the highest single-day surge since early March, according to the latest official figures.Meanwhile, 87 new deaths were reported, bringing the toll to 2,292.Related South Africa COVID-19 – REUTERS South Africa records two more COVID-19 deathslast_img read more

Michael Douglas gives interview in an attempt to “get ahead” of a sexual harassment story that’s a “complete fabrication”

first_imgPhoto by Walter McBride/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) —  Oscar-winner Michael Douglas has offered Deadline an exhaustive interview in order to “get ahead” of a sexual harassment allegation leveled against him by a woman he worked with 32 years ago.Douglas calls the woman’s most salacious accusation — that he pleasured himself in front of her —  a “complete…fabrication.”Calling it a “cautionary tale,” in a time when careers can be ruined without proof, Douglas said in addition, the woman “claims that…I used colorful language…that in conversations I had in front of her, on the phone, that I spoke raunchily, or dirtily with friends of mine, in private conversations.”While he apologized for the “colorful language,” he noted, “None of it was directed at her; she didn’t say it was. It was my office and that was the tone that I set…she may have overheard private conversations, and if she was offended, she could have excused herself.”Douglas also denied blackballing the accuser.As to the accusation of him pleasuring himself, Douglas says there is “no truth to it whatsoever,” adding, “I was floored. I didn’t know what to say and I tried to digest it…I tried to figure out, why the hell would somebody do this?”Douglas told the trade, “I pride myself of being so supportive of the women’s movement…wholeheartedly, through all my years.”   He also noted that he’s worked with dozens of female executives and “hundreds of performers” in his lengthy career, and was never accused of any impropriety.Calling the accusations “extremely painful,” the actor said, “I pride myself on my reputation in this business, not to mention the long history of my father and everything else. I don’t have skeletons in my closet.”Douglas also speculates that his accuser “either has or is trying to get a book deal,” adding, “I can’t believe that someone would cause someone else pain like this. Maybe she is disgruntled her career didn’t go the way she hoped and she is holding this grudge.”Douglas added, “The part that hurt the worst is having to share something like this to your wife and your children. My kids are really upset, has to go to school worrying this is going to be in some article about me, being a sexual harasser. They’re scared and very uncomfortable.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more