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Jamaican launches online dancehall/reggae game

Tuesday, December 14, 2010    

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TWENTY-TWO-YEAR-old founder of Jamaicansmusic.com Alex Morrissey today announced the launch of his new online dancehall/reggae game called Songwrita.

Featuring lyrics from top Jamaican dancehall/reggae artistes such as Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Gyptian and I-Octane, Songwrita is expected to thrill thousands of dancehall and reggae fans around the world with its interactivity and scintillating lyrics.

Grounded in the principle of catching lyrics as they fall from the sky, this action game requires players to select an artiste based on his or her most popular song. Participants are challenged with various obstacles to put the lyrics of the selected song together before it is skipped. Players have to successfully put the lyrics together to move on to the next level.

Said Morrissey of the game: "I am delighted to have launched this game because dancehall and reggae music is an international entertainment staple that influences so many cultures around the world — Songwrita will definitely help to bring popularity to upcoming artistes and further establish the strong throngs of our music around the globe — something that we are all proud of."

Users of the game will also be pleased to note that all the songs in the game are linked to www.iTunes.com for instant purchase.

An online shop is also embedded in the game, which allows users to purchase T-shirts with the faces of their favourite Jamaican artistes. T-shirts will be shipped worldwide for purchasers. Commented Morrissey on the different features of the game: "This is definitely a different way to package our music and brand Jamaica to the world — it is exciting, innovative, action-packed, fun and right at users' fingerips."

Morrissey also launched the site www.jamaicansmusic.com two years ago, which has been attracting waves of Jamaican music lovers from all over the world weekly. The site has some 15,000 Jamaican songs and 4,000 music videos ranging from all genres of Jamaican music — from rocksteady to dancehall and reggae. Users of the site have the option to mix their own music through the site's virtual disc jockey (VDJ) — a feature that can only be found on this site in the world."

Other artistes featured on Songwrita are Denyque, Wayne Marshall, Lady Saw, Munga, Protoje, Aidonia, Gaza Slim, Popcaan, Ryno, Chan Dizzy and Jah Vinci.

Songwrita can be played at www.facebook.com/Jamaicanmusic.

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