Reggae Sumfest July 22-23.2016

“Our music, Our festival”: the new theme for this year’s staging of Reggae Sumfest. There were no international acts in this year’s line up and only 2 nights instead of 3 so they just had a dancehall night and the new reggae night. This was a big move by the new organizers of the show and one I personally agree with staying true to the name REGGAE Sumfest.

Officially it started from the 17th of July with events leading up to the big show but I’ll stick to the main two nights that I was present for. Given the big line up of artists for both nights, it will be too much to fit in a blog so I’ll make it short and mention the artists who stood out for both nights. Continue reading

FOF (festival of floats) July 17.2016

It’s a HOT sunny Sunday and the staging of Jamaica’s first “Festival Of Floats” at the Pearly Beach in Ocho Rios … You don’t know what that is? I’ll tell you, it’s  a beach “cooler party” where you bring your igloo filled with liquor and your floats the idea is to have everyone in the water on their floats soaking up sun and rum.

Tickets were $3,500 pre sold and $4,500 at the gate. One might think that’s pricey given you bring your own alcohol but not to despair, food was included in the cost and it was quite good. You had your choice of ackee and saltfish, callaloo, stewed chicken and curry goat. If you’re wondering how you would inflate your float, not to worry as a pump was on location to handle that for a price.

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