Get ready to Whip, Nae Nae, Aji Bounce and Tom Cruise at YMZ the show of the summer

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band-r5.jpg"Now watch me watch me Nae Nae."

Not everyone may know the name of the artiste who sings this song, but close to everyone on the planet must have heard these lines at some point or the other and even tried to do the Whip and Nae Nae dance moves. With the official video inching towards one billion views, and quite a few nominations and awards under his belt, including Sunday's Billboard Award for Top Streaming Artiste (Video) Silento has made his mark and he is all set to make his debut performance in Jamaica on July 9 at YMZ, the ultimate family entertainment event.

Produced by Mysterious Music Minds, YMZ will be held at the National Stadium in Kingston and features a balanced package with two top international acts and two hugely popular local artistes. In addition to Silento, YMZ features sibling group R5, Bling Dawg and Don Andre who together comprise the fantastic four gearing up to give concert-goers a summer to remember.

Dave Lindsay, a director of Mysterious Music Minds, noted that although the producers of YMZ (Youth Music Zone) are tapping into a predominantly youth market, the concept is one of clean, appropriate, entertainment that the entire family can come out and enjoy, in addition to a production that will be second to none, with state-of-the-art audio and lighting effects.

"We observed that the current landscape was lacking in family entertainment shows. You know the type where parents can tag along with their kids and actually have fun themselves, so we decided to fix that," he said.


With their wealth of experience in the entertainment business, it was a no-brainer for the team to choose the ideal artistes for this package. "The Aji Bounce and the Tom Cruise have taken over the place so it was fitting to get Bling Dawg and Don Andre on the line-up. R5 is a hit with the teens and we know that the youngster can't wait to see them live," Lindsay explained. He added that Silento is pretty excited about his first performance in Jamaica. From last month, the 18-year-old who whose global hit Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) saw him charting in places such as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland, posted on his Facebook Page, "I'll Be In Kingston, Jamaica Soon! let everyone know to be at the venue with the squad."

R5, a US pop/rock band formed in 2009, comprises siblings Riker, Rocky and Ross Lynch and their sister Rydel, along with family friend Ellington Ratliff. In 2010, R5 released their debut EP, Ready Set Rock. Individual acting roles helped to boost the group's profile -Ross stars in Austin & Ally aired on Disney Channel - and in 2012 they signed to Hollywood Records. The group released their second EP, Loud (2013), then followed it up with the debut album, Louder. R5 was nominated for Best Band at Disney Music Awards, and won the title of Next Big Thing in 2013 and a Radio Disney Music Award 2014.

YMZ is endorsed by the National Parent Teachers' Association, while among the official sponsors of the July 9 event are iCool, Jamaica Yellow Pages, Youth Link, Gleaner, Children's Own, Zip FM, Irie FM, Hype TV, KaribLink Digital, Main Event, Esirom, Renaissance Disco, Atlas Protection, Tutti Frutti, Caribbean Sofa, School SMS, Carib Tix, 1Luv TV

Check out YMZ on July 9 at the National a go loud!

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