Got Dance? Taborah Rises Up with “I AM” (the Rising) During the Annual Billboard Dance Music Summit 2004 in NYC

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Catz Entertainment recording artist Taborah, formerly of Italy's top selling group Blackwood debuts her hot dance floor anthem of life and independance during the Annual Billboard Dance Music Summit in New York City which kicks off on Monday, September 20th. On Monday at 4:30 pm Taborah will perform "I AM" (the Rising)which features a Johnny Rocks Fire Island Sunrise mix, during the "On Your Knees: Hero Worship" panel honoring female vocal powerhouses who have made dance music a popular genre. Contact: Catherine R. Laporte at (631) 261-3898 or claporte@catzentertainment.com . Taborah music can be heard at http://www.taborah.com .

Catz Entertainment is please to announce the performance of Taborah, formerly of Italy’s top selling group, Blackwood as she kicks off her USA debut and release of her maxi- single, “I AM” (the rising) an uplifting anthem of life which celebrates self independence. Taborah, with her six-octave range, can be seen on opening day of the Billboard Dance Music Summit 2004 (DMS 2004) on Monday, September 20th in the Union Square Ballroom, NYC at 4:30 pm as part of the “On Your Knees: Hero Worship”, a Billboard panel of top female dance music vocalists which includes powerhouse Martha Wash, Ultra Nate and others, moderated by Dance Music Editor, Michael Paoletta. Following Taborah’s performance, the panelist will talk about their experiences and attendee’s will have an opportunity to pay their respect to this fantastic gathering of seasoned female vocalists. Taborah’s new single, “I AM” (the Rising) produced by Johnny Rocks, with a thumpin’ Johnny Rocks Fire Island Sunrise Club remix is sure to underscore, why the female vocal in dance music is indeed a dance music treasure.

In celebration of New York native, Taborah’s return home and her first USA effort (release date: September 28th), Catz Entertainment is please to join other noted industry leaders who will join DMS 2004, and in the spirit of the events Catz Entertainment is proud to sponsor the Billboard Dance Music Summit 2004 event badges. In addition, attendee’s can expect to receive commemorative “Taborah I AM” (the Rising) dog tags and color photo chocolate treats which are 100% edible! Advance maxi-singles will be available as well as a limited number of vinyl. “I AM” (the Rising) features the Johnny Rocks mixes and a fun DJ Companion flowetry piece which can be mixed in live on the dance floor creating a personal interactive experience for clubers. Other DJ mixes are in the works and will be released at a later date.

Taborah who is hot off of performances for Dancin’ In The Vote, a voter registration program targeting the dance community in association with Rock The Vote and MTV’s Choose or Lose. Taborah also recently performed during events with Long Island Top 40 station 106.1 BLI and The New Party 105.3. This singer/songwriter has lots to celebrate with a new single to be released, a new songwriter contract with performing rights leader, BMI and her return to the stage. Taborah is no stranger to the Billboard charts. Her previously released songs include “Ride On The Rhythm” and “My Love For You” which landed in the top spots when she remained on the Billboard Hits of The World Charts for 30 consecutive weeks. She went on to garner the #1 position on the Musica e Dische and Hit Parade Italia charts as well. It was her videos on MTV Europe and her licenses in over 50 countries which helped to land Taborah the coveted FIMI Best Dance Act Award in the 90’s. Says Taborah, “As my song “I AM” (the Rising) intimates, this is a great time in my life and I am enjoying my independence. I am thrilled to be able to speak for so many people through my lyrics and I am delighted to be back in the USA performing and 'I AM' enjoying every minute of it”!

The Billboard Dance Music Summit 2004 (September 20th – 22nd), is the leading music industry trade event which brings together artists, DJ’s, remixers, producers, labels, radio, agents, nightclub owners and music business leaders to discuss the latest trends in the industry. The days are filled with intensive and informative seminars, while the nightlife comes alive with the hottest talent in the industry.

Taborah sightings on Opening Day, Monday, September 20th - Union Square Ballroom, NYC – 4:30 performance; Taborah will attend the Dance Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Spirit nightclub - 7:00 pm and all of the official Billboard parties. Hear the Johnny Rocks Fire Island Club mix during DJ Harry Towers set throughout the Summit, including the Music Plant and Deet Promotions Party – Deep nightclub – 11:00 pm. For links to all of the DMS 2004 related events log onto, http://www.catzentertainment.com . For interviews contact, Catherine R. Laporte, Catz Entertainment at (631) 261-3898 or email claporte@catzentertainment.com . Taborah music can be heard on her website, http://www.taborah.com

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