Reggae Sumfest 2019 Launched In New York City

Stellar Lineup Planned for Jamaica Tourist Board Sponsored Iconic Reggae Festival NEW YORK – Reggae Sumfest, the greatest reggae show on earth, had its New York launch on April 17 in Brooklyn at Bogart House in East Williamsburg. Reggae aficionados, industry icons, tastemakers, the Diaspora community and sponsors converged at the trendy spot. Bronx restaurant Ultimate Jerk Read more about Reggae Sumfest 2019 Launched In New York City[…]

Sistahs Inspiring Positivity (SIP) – March 30, 2019

Please join us at the14th Annual Women’s HerStory Month Celebration SISTAHS INSPIRING POSITIVITY (SIP) Saturday, March 30, 2019Sweet Home Jamaica3612 S. Hanover Street, Brooklyn, MD 21225Click HERE for tickets and/or donation Spotlight on Denise ‘Didi’ Dixon One of the 6 Awardees at SIP Denise Dixon has nearly 20 years of event planning and marketing experience. She has provided service for Read more about Sistahs Inspiring Positivity (SIP) – March 30, 2019[…]

DC World Reggae Festival 2018 – Review

DC World Reggae Festival Review

By Mark Lachovsky

In the midst of the center of US political turmoil was a day of music to sooth souls. The inaugural DC World Reggae Festival took place in Washington, DC on August 19, 2018. Taking place in the month of August when both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago (TnT) celebrate independence.  The event was put on by Omar Stephenson a Jamaican with experience in putting on a variety of music shows.

The festival venue was an intimate setting held in the parking lot of RFK Stadium. The grounds consisted of a playground for children to enjoy, multiple bars for a selection of refreshments, a large variety of delicious eats and a VIP section. The entire area was easy to navigate and impressive for a first year event.

The title of the event intentionally includes the word “World” as the organizers wanted to create an event that is a melting pot for various Caribbean cultures. While the focus was on reggae from Jamaica, the lineup included artists from Jamaica, TnT, Barbados as well as local Washington area reggae artists. The event was run like a well oiled clock with the unusual and bold move of posting the detailed schedule.