Portmore Jamboree a huge success
The annual Portmore Jamboree celebrated its third year with a bumper crowd in Naggo Head to see performances from their favourite reggae and dancehall artistes.
Sponsored by Jungle Fyah, SunCity radio and Rizing Stars Records, the jamboree has grown into a calendar event in the Sunshine City.
"The event has grown significantly this year because this year was bigger than the previous two years put together. The Fyah band backed all the artistes, and we have to big them up for the great job they did. Artistes such as I Octane, Burru Banton, Innovata and Twins of Twins came to the event, but were unable to perform because the police locked off the show early," dancehall artiste Dimon Treajah said.
Sunshine Youths is also a sponsor of the event.
Members of Portmore-based musical group, Di Firm - Beekle Bailey, Dimon Treajah, Classical Eska, Highest and Kritik, - all performed well, wowing the large crowd which saw them together as Di Firm for the first time. There were energetic performances from Jonnah, Nigma from Mineral Boss Records, Ninja Kidd and Maestro Don.
Di Firm brings together a musical body, originating in Portmore, that extends beyond just artistes but includes sound engineers, entertainment workers and selectors.
One of the men at the forefront of the movement is Father Frank, proprietor of Jungle Fyah.
"We are pleased to be associated with a community-based event like Portmore Jamboree, and we loved the energy of the performances and the turnout this year, so we are looking forward to the next staging," Father Frank said.