DJ Pete was born in Trinidad and Tobago. An avid music lover, DJ Pete placed himself in the company of others with like interest. To name a few, some of his biggest influences were DJs like Wire, Sweet Needle Scobie, and Madman Maddy.
DJ Pete started DJ’ing during his high school years at block parties and school parties. Eventually, he became the DJ for parties held in Roots Basement in Brooklyn. In the mid-1980s became one of two DJs that formed the DJ group, Public Image. Public Image played music for numerous people and for all occasions. They played for multiple organizations, including Savage, during the annual Labor Day Parade in Brooklyn and was also a member of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIACDA). They were also the standing DJs at the annual band launchings held at Boys and Girls High School field in Brooklyn. Today, DJ Pete continues to play music and has founded the online radio station, Calabash Radio.
An inspiring and electrifying upcoming DJ who embrace all genres of music from Soca, Reggae, R&B, Hip hop, old school, dance music, Reggaeton and more. Representing DJ’s from Barbados “The Specializer” has perform with many DJ’s and also at numerous amount of venues. He is known to be uplifting the crowd with his different style of mixing and performance that makes him stand out. Influence by other DJ’s like DJ Puffy, Jus Jay, Scratch master and Public Image, The Specializer definitely makes an impact for Underground DJ’s.
My name is Hawk! I was born in Barbados, but I grew up inBrooklyn, NY. I’ve been playing music since I was 16 years old with my friend Peter (AKA Spider). In the mid-90s I formed a group called Powerplay with some of my other friends: Shawn (AKA Caveman), Hypermental and Mr. D! Music. Our friendship and collaboration have kept me going throughout my entire life, and that is the exact reason why I become DJ Hawk.
Awise Fatona Akanbi Adewale Bogunmbe
Oloye (Chief) Adewale Ifatona Bogunmbe is the Founder & Chief Priest of Ile Okanran Onile and is also the Awise Awo of Ido Local Government in Ibadan, Oyo State. Nigeria. Baba Adewale has tasked himself with spreading knowledge and understanding of the Ifa/Orisa tradition in the diaspora and the world at large.
Born into the Yoruba Tradition of Ifa/Orisa, Baba Adewale was raised in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. and comes from a line of Ifa Priests dating back to many generations. A well-versed Ifa Priest, he has more than twenty-five years of experience as a practicing Babalawo who tends to clients’ spiritual needs and conducts initiations for people who want to enter into the priesthood. He has trained under the tutelage of his father (and Oluwo), the late Oba Fayemi Fasina Awopeju Bogunmbe, and a host of other highly recognized elders.
In his effort to uplift the Yoruba tradition Baba Adewale was the architect of a religious group’s journey from Nigeria to Venezuela in 2007. During the course of the trip, many religious and spiritual events took place but also with a focus on propagating the existence of the Ifa/Orisa tradition. Since then, in addition to various states within the United States, Baba Adewale has and continues to travel to other countries like France, Spain, and Puerto Rico to spread the messages of Ifa.
Baba Adewale doubles as Chief Executive Officer of Okanran-Onile Productions Inc., with over ten years of experience in music production. He has produced Ifa/Orisa music for various traditional musicians within the Yoruba tradition through his record label. He also launched AKODA-OLU, a very successfully self-sponsored Ifa/Orisa radio program on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (B.C.O.S) Nigeria in 2007. Currently, in the United States, Baba Adewale co-hosts a weekly radio talk show with the intention to educate the listeners on various aspects of the Yoruba Ifa/Orisa Tradition.
Currently, Baba Adewale resides in New York City, the USA where he continues his work in the Ifa/Orisa Tradition.
Iyalode Ifaseye Sealey
Oloye (Chief) Ifaseye Osunwunmi Sealey is the Chief Priestess and a Teacher at Ile Okanran Onile. She is a Priestess, initiated into the priesthoods of Ifa, Osun and Orisanla under the compound of the late Chief Ifagbade Oduniyi (the Araba of Sagamu) in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria. She is also initiated into the priesthood of Egbe under Yeye Princess Adedoyin Talabi Faniyi of Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria and received the honor of the chieftaincy title, “Iyalode Egbe Atorise”, officiated by Awise Adewale Ifatona Bogunmbe along with the High Chief Priest and other Senior Priests at Ogunda Meji Temple in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. In addition, Iya Ifaseye is a certified Reiki Master, Herbalist, and Spiritual Healer & Advisor.
Although not native to the Yoruba tradition and culture, she has immensely broadened her knowledge of the culture and its spiritual practices. Currently, Iya Ifaseye is under the spiritual guidance and training of Awise Adewale Bogunmbe. She is of a strong belief that accurate communication of knowledge from one to another is critical to strengthen and sustain the foundation of Ifa/Orisa for generations to come. As passionate as she is about increasing her knowledge, so is she about sharing information with all those whose interest has been sparked.
Iya Ifaseye travels regularly to Nigeria to not only expand and enhance her knowledge in Ifa/Orisa but also to continue her work to support disadvantaged children and families in Nigeria. An initiative she is very passionate about.
DJ Blacks Started LIB International Sound in the 90’s when he started to DJ. He had a desire to promote his love and passion for reggae music. Though born in Liberia. He gained an appreciation for music in Ghana Where he lived a culturally vibrant life. DJ Blacks. As he’s now known, is based in New Jersey Where he plays only the best selections in all forms of reggae, Afro Beats, House/ Club music, and positive music from all over the world. When you tune in to listen to DJ Blacks LIB expect to be moved by bumping beats, hard-hitting lyrics, and uplifting music. Contact me [email protected]