Sharon Gordon

Sharon Gordon is an accomplished journalist, publicist and event coordinator. Her distinctive voice has been heard by many over the years on 105.9 FM, where she began her broadcast career on the Gil Bailey Show. Other broadcast credits include “Food For Thought” on Caribbean Blend and Ecstasy Ride, both on WNWK, Saturdays with Sharon on 1600 AM WWRL, her weekly reports to the BBC in London and her raving as part of the Midnight Ravers collective on WBAI 99.5 FM.

Her writings have been published in DUB MISSIVE, Everybody’s, ROOTZ, VIBE and UNTOLD (UK) magazines, The Jamaican Weekly Gleaner, Caribbean Life, and Caribbean Times newspapers. It was Sharon who began penning music reviews in the Jamaican Weekly Star newspaper and though Sharon still contributes to the Gleaner and the Star, her writing most frequently appear in KUJI, the lifestyle guide to self-enrichment, an afro-centric glossy paper which promotes practices that enrich the quality of life and foster an ethic of personal and collective responsibility for social and economic advancement. Sharon is also Director of Marketing and Communications and a principal in TSO International, the company which publishes KUJI (koo gii) and she will inform that “Kuji is derived from kujichagulia (self-determination) the second principle of Kwanzaa which means to define, name, create for and speak for ourselves, instead of being defined, named, created for and spoken for by others.”

Sharon has also lectured as an adjunct professor of Black History at her alma mater, Baruch College where she graduated with a Bachelors of Art degree in Corporate Communications. In 2003 Sharon co-founded TSO Productions, a marketing and public relations company and produced and hosted, the phenomenally successful Black History Month tri-state fundraising effort, “Tep Ova Makk” featuring the award winning Cari-Folk Singers in their first New York appearance in their thirty year history. TSO’s first annual Reggae Culture Salute in November 2005 with Luciano, Morgan Heritage and Third World, attracted over three thousand fans to the World Famous Roxy in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the coronation of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. The New York Roots Reggae Family Festival-The Caribbean Family Reunion, is also a TSO Productions. TSO which means turning solidarity into opportunity offers services that include promotions, publicity, advertising, media services, strategic planning and project management.

Sharon is a stalwart publicist and event coordinator whose tried and proven guerilla tactics spearheaded some of the most successful reggae concerts in the tri-state area including the New York Reggae Music Festival and the Reggae Gold Series collaborations she executed with then partner, George Crooks of Jamyns Promotions; Reggae Culturama 97 and 98 as well as being producer, road manager, M.C. and publicist for performances and tours by Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Luciano, Anthony B, and Sizzla to name a few.

Sharon was among the first to secure major network and mainstream coverage for reggae events in the tri-state area bringing Fox Five, UPN 9, the New York Times, the Daily News, Newsday, the Village Voice, Time Out New York and the New Yorker to the reggae stage. It was her innovation that had van drivers plaster their vehicles with promotional posters and had street teams at train stations and high volume areas to promote the music. Sharon is a well desired media consultant, public speaker and mistress of ceremonies. She is the host of the distinguished Women of Great Esteem annual awards ceremony. Sharon resides in Matawan, New Jersey with her son, Omar.

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