It was a joyous situation at the commence of this thirty day period at the Corporate Pavilion in Miramar, Florida courtesy of the ‘Pre-Independence Day Fete’ hosted by Commissioner, Alexandra P. Davis. To celebrate the 59th Independence anniversary of the lovely Caribbean Island of Jamaica, the cost-free function featured good meals, drinks and significantly more—including the chance for patrons in attendance to experience a slice of Jamaica’s storied audio process musical tradition alongside Express Global Sound, iStar Seem and selector ‘Big Tummy Sky Juice’ from the legendary Metromedia sound procedure. The event’s are living broadcast responsibilities were taken care of by WZOP radio and production by I-Star Muzic.
Considering that the 1950s, sound devices in Jamaica have been a main element of the country’s ever vibrant musical landscape. Seem units are enormous audio setups to which turntable decks, amplifiers, and stacked-up speakers are strung collectively. In Kingston, Jamaica it was King Tubby, who created his initial audio system in 1957, when standing at the forefront of transforming the audio making approach as a Dub Inventor and musician together with the likes of King Jammy and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
Metro Media audio started and released into the reggae and dancehall tunes house in the early 1970s and was 1st played by famous selector, Petro Metro. He was later on joined by the sound’s veteran and guide selector at present, ‘Big Tummy Sky Juice’ or ‘the Major Belly One’—as he is popularly recognised throughout the reggae and dancehall spheres. ‘Sky Juice’ certainly is a character and entertaining to look at as he orchestrates the juggling segment of the venerable Metro Media. In that spirit, Sky Juice arrived at the Corporate Pavilion in Miramar and was right away greeted by flocks of patrons. And ‘Sky Juice’ as soon as he took the phase was in leading form and introduced a ‘whole heap’ of power to the location with a bag of gem selections from the 1990s in dancehall, as nicely as ’nuff’ reggae classics spanning many years.
Kudos to the Town of Miramar and Commissioner, Alexandra P. Davis for putting on this kind of a excellent occasion in celebration of Jamaica’s 59th Independence Anniversary. All those who attended undoubtedly experienced a fantastic time on a wonderful situation where by the place of Jamaica is anxious.
All shots taken by Nick Ford, who life and will work in South Florida.