House of Dancehall hosts Emancipendence events
Last week, Reggae Sumfest gave fans of Jamaican music a host of live performances fit for an international crowd, complemented by the glitz and glamour of the luxury hotels of Montego Bay.
This week the music returns to its authentic roots, Kingston, for six different offerings at the House of Dancehall, over the Emancipendence period.
On Thursday, August 3, the fun kicks off with a treat for lovers of authentic dancehall when the great sounds of House of Leo, Metromedia and Nuclear Exodus, pay tribute to the greatest dancehall venue in history.
With Swatch from Passa Passa fame chipping in, it looks like a daylight finish.
On Friday, August 4, an old-fashioned sound clash is billed for the Cargill Avenue venue.
The following day features a contest to determine the $250,000 female 'face of dancehall'.
On Sunday, August 6, Alonzo Hawk on Merritone delivers the SloWhine party experience, with music for men and women to dance to. There will be a special lovers' section for men and women who love to dance to R&B.
Monday, August 7, which will be celebrated as Independence Day this year, will see Innercity Dub Night, a weekly event where fans from Europe and the world converge for a treat of good dub music.
Rounding out the events, on Tuesday, August 8, controversy looms as original Dancehall Queen Carlene hosts her first weekly show on 'Sex and Dancehall' where no subject about the convergence of the two will be left untouched.