Dungeon Lions making positive contribution through music

first_imgGroup Members of Dungeon Lions(L-R) Kunta Kinte Charles,David “Gwappers” Peter, Lennon Bruney, Walton “Fyah Bryte” Dalrymple and Lester “Smooth” Dupigny.Five young men of the community of Pointe Michel are on a journey to highlight Dominica through positive reggae music which their band Dungeon Lions produces.Kunta Kinte Charles, Lennon Bruney, Walton “Fyah Bryte” Dalrymple, David “Gwappers” Peter and Lester “Smooth” Dupigny formed the group “Dungeon Dwellers in 2009 after Fyah Bryte free-styled during one of the group’s hangout.Lennon Bruney and Kunta Kinte Charles deal with the production and editing of the music videos while Walton “Fyah Bryte” Dalrymple, David “Gwappers” Peter and Lester “Smooth” Dupigny are the lead singers.In an exclusive interview with Dominica Vibes News, band members explained that the group started with the name Dungeon Dwellers but this was changed months after the group was formed on advise by one of the members David “Gwappers” Peter to Dungeon Lions.They subsequently released their first music video in 2009 entitled “Brighter Dayz” sang by Walton “Fyah Bryte” Dalrymple which encourages particularly young men and women to hold on, keep their heads up despite the tough times because brighter days will come.Dungeon Lions prides themselves as young men who are motivated to relay positive lyrics of love, unity, peace and hope for generations with the hope of dispelling the stereotype that young people are bad. Band promoter, video producer and editor Kunta Kinte Charles; named after the starring in the Roots movie, says the music the band produces has a positive message even for children.“I think if people take some time to listen to these songs they will see this is great music. When you have songs saying things like “bend down for the wood” and the kids going mad for that compared with our songs like “Show A Little Love”, “I Walk With Jah” or in fact “No Love” by Smooth which talks about no love in the world anymore all you see is guns and that kind of life. So he is asking where has the love gone? Also, we have Gwappers singing “all rasta love to see people living in love and unity, we have Bryte singing “Brighter Dayz” and “Show A Little Love” these are all real positive songs.”To date the group has released several singles including “Far Away”, “She Fell In Love”, “Rasta Must”, and “Feeling So Right” which are featured on YouTube and have received several hits. Charles explained that their music has been receiving good reviews and commendation internationally.“Fans have been checking the music, mainly in Europe; Madagascar, Czechoslovakia Sweden, Spain, Scandinavian countries Norway, Finland, love the music and are and asking for CD’s and to come down to Dominica to meet the group members.”Despite this international recognition, Charles laments that to date the group has not received air play from any of our local radio stations.“We brought a copy of a CD to all the radio stations. I even emailed the songs to one of the popular radio hosts so that they could feature it but we have not heard any of the songs played. To get them to play the song has been a challenge.”Lester “Smooth” Dupigny however says this will not deter the group as “what does not kill you, only makes you stronger so that’s not going to make us give up”.Another lead singer Walton “Fyah Bryte” Dalrymple, thanked the fans for their support but also called on “the radio stations to give local artists a chance. Give us a little air play, a little more support because that can help us to reach far. ” According to David “Gwappers” Peter “music is life and music is love and togetherness. I want us to keep it together because I’m seeing that we can reach places. We don’t have to fight or break up but build the foundation and take it to the higher level.” The band features every Friday at Lintona’s Restaurant and Bar in Pointe Michel close to the popular fish spot called “Kiman’s” from 9 pm and are inviting the public to come and support them. Share EntertainmentLocalNews Dungeon Lions making positive contribution through music by: – December 9, 2011 235 Views   9 comments Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more


Trojans win in tough battle

first_imgA four-yard touchdown run by Teagan Candage in the final seconds lifted the Trojans to a 42-35 win over the previously unbeaten Waterville Purple Panthers on Friday in Bar Harbor.The 5-2 Trojans will travel to Old Town to face the 4-3 Coyotes Friday at 7 p.m. in their final game of the regular season.Liz Graves of the Mount Desert Islander contributed to this story. Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Bio Fenceviewer Staff Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Postslast_img read more


Big names sail through to next round of US Open

first_imgSerena Williams had a tougher time against Kiki Bertens – but won in straight sets.Andy Murray aims to join them in round three tonight.He faces Frenchman Adrian Mannarino  British number two Aljaz Bedene is also in action, as he takes on Donald Young of the USA.In the women’s, Johanna Konta goes against Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza who she holds a recent win over.last_img


NBA playoffs wrap 2019: Raptors, 76ers advance with blowout wins; Trail Blazers eliminate Thunder

first_img Marcus Smart injury update: Celtics guard still not close to returning but ‘making good progress’ Toronto moved the ball well and won the assist battle, 34-20.On the other side, the 76ers jumped out to a 14-0 lead en route to a 122-100 victory over the Nets.Halfway thru 1Q and the score is…*squints*14-0, us.— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 24, 2019Joel Embiid posted a game-high 23 points and 13 rebounds in just 20 minutes in Philadelphia’s dominant win.The 76ers and Raptors will now face each other in the Eastern Conference semifinals.Meanwhile, the Nuggets won their second consecutive game with a 108-90 victory over the Spurs.Denver became the first team in the series to win two straight and did so in a dominant fashion.The Nuggets made twice as many 3-pointers as the Spurs, and Jamal Murray was responsible for four of them.Murray finished with a game-high 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting.LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan both contributed 17 points for San Antonio in the loss.The matchup has been the most competitive this postseason. But it could be over after Game 6 on Thursday.Elsewhere, the Trail Blazers beat the Thunder 118-115 in a Game 5 thriller in Portland.Damian Lillard made a ridiculous 3-pointer over Paul George for the win from beyond 35 feet. He scored a franchise record 34 first-half points and finished with 50. Both sides were upset in Game 1, but won four straight to eliminate their opponents.The Raptors topped the Magic 115-96 behind a 27-point performance from Kawhi Leonard. Related News The first three games Tuesday weren’t competitive at all, but the last one certainly was.Toronto and Philadelphia both blew out their opponents in Game 5 to advance to the second round. NBA playoffs 2019: Rockets’ Clint Capela playing through illness Paul George scored 36 points and helped pull the Thunder back from a 12-point deficit, but the Trail Blazers’ made all the right plays down the stretch to reclaim the lead.Portland will now await the winner of the series between Denver and San Antonio in the second round.Studs of the NightPascal Siakam totaled 24 points in Toronto’s win.Rondae Hollis-Jefferson tallied 21 points for the Nets.Nikola Jokic had a quality night all around, racking up 16 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Nuggets.Duds of the NightJonathan Isaac scored three points on 1-of-7 shooting in the Magic’s loss.D’Angelo Russell scored eight points on 3-of-16 shooting for the Nets.HighlightsBen Simmons ended Philadelphia’s first quarter with a slam at the rim.Ending the first with a BANG 💥@BenSimmons25 #PhilaUnite | #HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/zgANmjKuDo— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 24, 2019Marc Gasol with the big block of D.J. Augustin’s floater, which helped the Raptors get out on the break.GIMMIE THAT pic.twitter.com/krgImpBcYx— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) April 24, 2019Derrick White initiated the spin cycle against the Nuggets for an acrobatic finish. Derrick White got fancy! 😏#GoSpursGo | #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/Ksr5nbe0NT— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 24, 2019What’s Next?Jazz at Rockets 8 p.m. ET — Houston missed an opportunity to sweep Utah on Monday. But now it’ll get a chance to finish things off at the Toyota Center. Should the Rockets and Warriors win on Wednesday, the much anticipated matchup between the two could get underway soon.last_img read more


Men’s Soccer Starts League Play At Loyola Saturday Night

first_img CHICAGO, Ill. – The Drake University men’s soccer team starts its Missouri Valley Conference schedule Saturday, Sept. 22 at Loyola. First kick with the Ramblers is set for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN3.Drake (4-3-0) heads into league play with momentum after winning yet another road game against a ranked opponent, their third win against a ranked team this season. The overtime winner over Tulsa, the first this season for the Bulldogs, came courtesy of Cole Poppen’s (Ankeny, Iowa) penalty kick in the third minute of overtime.Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.) also added a goal in the 2-1 win, his first goal of the season. Drake has distributed the scoring as eight players have scored for the Bulldogs, including a four-player tie for the team lead in goals scored with two. Among the four players with a pair of goals is Poppen, who also adds five assists for a total of nine points which is tops for the team. Also at two goals is Lucas Bartlett (Overland Park, Kan.) who has done so on only three shots to post a shooting percentage of .667.Loyola (3-3-0) is 2-1 in their last three games with back-to-back wins over SIUE and DePaul, and its lone loss a narrow 1-0 overtime decision to Northwestern. The Ramblers lost earlier this year to Western Michigan by a score of 2-0, one of the two common opponents between the Ramblers and the Bulldogs. The other being DePaul, who narrowly edged Drake, 2-1, in overtime. Drake leads the all-time series, 7-4-3, and the teams battled to a scoreless draw last season in Des Moines, Iowa.After Saturday’s game, Drake returns home to theCownie Soccer Complex to take on Western Illinois Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. and Central Arkansas Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. for Alumni/Faculty Appreciation Night. ESPN3 Story Links Live Stats Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more