Best of The Best celebrates 10 years
Hot 97 DJ/promoter, Jabba, has said Best of The Best 2016 will be one of the best yet.
According to the veteran who spoke to THE STAR at Chris Gayle's Triple Century Sports Bar, this year's show, scheduled for Sunday, May 29, will boast one of its strongest line-ups.
The show, which featured legendary dancehall artiste Shabba Ranks last year, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
"We already booked the veterans because it takes more work and promotions to get the elders to the event, plus they will have to travel to South Florida. Best of the Best is a worldwide show, and we are going to have an all-star line-up," Jabba said.
Already booked for the show are recording artistes Half Pint, Lady G, Nesbeth, Christopher Martin and Vershon, among others.
Unlike previous years, Best of The Best 2016 will feature a series of events leading up to the actual show.
"We are going to make it a big Best of The Best weekend with the best parties. On the Thursday night, we have a free meet-and-greet party, we will greet the fans and other ticket holders. The Friday is the official welcome party, Saturday is a big reunion party with the elder artistes as well as the full line-up, and then Sunday is the show, then Monday we have an All-White Boat Party," he said.
Jabba said the event thrives on the fact that it's line-up is rounded, representing recording artistes from all over the Caribbean. He also said the show pays homage to icons of Caribbean music.
"It's our culture and we made it 10 years, so we must have been doing something right. Tickets are selling great right now, and this event is one where we come together and know that it's for the betterment of our music.
"A lot of shows haven't been showing respect to foundation. it is either you have a full dancehall show or a show full of oldies. But Best of The Best is a Caribbean show for everybody. You will hear from your soca artistes, your dancehall, new artistes, your reggae artistes, it's an all-rounded package," he told THE STAR.