BEST CARIBBEAN STYLE ARTIST
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Anslem Douglas, songwriter of the internationally-acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning hit “Who Let The Dogs Out?,” has placed in the top six list of nominees, alongside AMMOYE, JAHSMIN DALEY, SHALLI, SOCA EMPEROR and MS PAIGE for Best Caribbean Style Artist at the upcoming BLACK CANADIAN AWARDS 2014 Event. Other award nominees include JULLY BLACK, K’NAAN, SAIDAH BABA TALIBAH, and KARDINAL OFFISHALL.
WHO: Anslem Douglas
WHAT: BLACK CANADIAN AWARDS 2014 (As part of Black History Month)
WHERE: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Boulevard, CNE Grounds, Toronto, ON / (416) 263-3800
WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
TICKETS: Please visit http://tickets.ticketwindow.ca/eventperformances.asp?evt=1621
Who hasn’t heard of the 2000 massive internationally-acclaimed hit and Grammy Award-winning single “Who Let The Dogs Out?” Sure it was made famous by the Baha Men (a band that utilized a popular style of Bahamian music called Junkanoo), but did you know it was written and recorded two years before, in the very exciting and traditional soca style by Trinidadian-born and now Toronto-based singer-songwriter Anslem Douglas? It was originally, affectionately called “Doggie” and here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O27fagObxaM to that first recording, which was a huge hit in the Caribbean initially – and which is very different from the version that most of us know. The covered version was a chart success in many countries, and also became a popular song at U.S. sporting events and was featured in the 2009 hit comedy The Hangover.
The Black Canadian Awards ceremony is an event that reflects a commitment to showcasing and celebrating achievements of Black Canadian professionals, artists, trailblazers and leaders within the community. The organization has received more than 20,000 total nomination votes over the past eight months.
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