Foreigners, dancers flock Uptown Mondays

January 20, 2018
Meet the sweet trio from Europe. From left: Martina (Czech Republic), Ula and Marietta (Poland).
Nelly Diamond from Toronto, Canada, rocks her shocking green hair.
Ale Camara Dhq Poland backs it up for the camera.
Dancer Shelly Belly (left) with good friend and media personality Sanjay (right).
Eva from Finland sparkles in white.
Birthday boy, Ricky Trooper (left), a veteran dancehall selector, shares lens with dancer Energy.
These Japanese beauties were all smiles.
Dancers have limited space to execute their routines, but that could not stop this diva from showing off her moves.
Kiss Kiss (right) and a friend share a light moment.
These foreign dancers are just some of the many who flock Uptopwn Mondayz on a weekly basis.
Promoter and producer, Bobby Phantom (right) with his niece, Erica, who is based in New York.

Over the years, Uptown Mondayz has grown to be one of the hotspots on the dancehall entertainment scene in Jamaica.

Recently, THE STAR went there to capture scenes and moments from the event.

It's a regular sight to see dancers like Shakespeare, Energy, dancer-turned-artiste Chi Chi Ching, and veteran dancer Shelly Belly dancing in unison or in dance clashes to rev up the entertainment engine of the corporate-area party.

It is also common for foreigners from Europe, Asia, and North America to flock the event.

"It's great vibes. I thoroughly enjoyed myself," said Ale Camara, a dancer from Poland, as she got her groove on.

When selector Boom Boom took over the consoles, the vibes in the venue got 'super crazy', and the 'skankaz' were let loose. But Boom Boom didn't leave out the women, and he gave them their fair share of 'gyal songs'.

Also giving their musical contributions were the likes of Harry Hype Boom Boom's right hand and Hotta Ball.

Celebrities like Beenie Man, Fambo, and dancehall selector Ricky Trooper were present at the party.

Interestingly, the JAH JAH (Jamaicans Abroad Helping Jamaicans At Home) Foundation was on hand giving free HIV tests and results, as well as blood pressure screening. This is done once a year at Uptown Mondayz.

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