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This weekend!| Negril’s Smirnoff Dream Weekend 2011

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in ATI Weekend, Dancehall, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Music, Negril Jamaica, Negril Smirnoff Dream Weekend, Westmoreland Jamaica | 0 comments

You can also buy tickets online (see link @ end of post). Visit Negril Dream Weekend for local ticket outlets. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Smirnoff Dream Weekend is one of the staple events on the annual entertainment calendar and is scheduled for July 29-August 1. It boasts seven of the most premium events including Extreme Wet n Wild, Daydreams, Yush, Twisted Spirits, Smirnoff Xclusive, Smirnoff Flavours and Bere Vibes. This year there will be a total of 8 events on the Smirnoff Dream Weekend armband. A new addition this year is the option to buy one of several "Diamond Experience" packages which gives...

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3 more days! ATI Weekend in Negril | July 29-Aug 2, 2011

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in ATI Weekend, Dancehall, Festivals/Events, Jamaican Music, Negril Jamaica, Negril Smirnoff Dream Weekend, Westmoreland Jamaica | 0 comments

Appleton Jamaica Rum once again sponsors Appleton Temptation Isle (ATI) celebrating 11 years of high energy and wild abandon! And THIS year's ATI weekend will for the very first time, an all-inclusive experience for the entire weekend. Yes, officials have confirmed that all parties will include food and drink! Enjoy 18 hours of partying with 6 hours of sleep, spread out over 4 days during the Emancipation Day Holiday weekend in the most idyllic spot in the Western Hemisphere, Negril, Jamaica! ATI is one of the summer’s most anticipated and celebrated party series and pulls thousands of...

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Eco-music festival in St Elizabeth this Saturday July 2

Posted by on Jun 30, 2011 in Dancehall, Festivals/Events, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican crafts, Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food, Jamaican Music, Lovers' Rock, Reggae Artistes, Roots Reggae, St. Elizabeth Jamaica, Stevie Face | 0 comments

If you're in the area of St. Elizabeth Jamaica this weekend, take the family to this fun new festival and enjoy a swim or a nature walk to the waterfalls. There will also be a Grand Market, Jamaican food and crafts & a stage show. It's all taking place at RivFalls, Maggotty, St. Elizabeth on Saturday, July 2nd, between 8AM and 2AM. Adults $1500, after 5 $2000. VIP PRESOLD $3500 - 21 & over, Children 12 and under FREE, Children 12 - 16 all day $500, 17 & over $1000. Eco-music festival for St Bess this Saturday A number of Jamaican artistes are going green. They are billed to...

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ATI Weekend and Smirnoff Dream Weekend – Negril, Jamaica – 2011 Dates

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Dancehall, Festivals/Events, Jamaica Things to Do, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican Music, Negril Jamaica, Negril Smirnoff Dream Weekend, Westmoreland Jamaica | 20 comments

ATI Weekend and Smirnoff Dream Weekend - Negril, Jamaica - 2011 Dates THE LATEST: The ATI (Appleton Temptation Island) Weekend and Smirnoff Dream Weekend (formerly Red Stripe) events held in beautiful Negril, Jamaica, are always HIGHLY anticipated each year. This is Jamaica's #1 blockbuster party weekend!! The confirmed dates are: ** ATI Weekend - July 29 to August 2, 2011. ** Smirnoff Dream Weekend - July 29 to August 1, 2011. Promoters say artwork for this year's flyers is still out for approval but they expect tickets & arm/wristbands to go on sale near the end of May. As soon as...

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Nice TIME bio on Gregory Isaacs, the ‘Cool Ruler’

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in Dancehall, Gregory Isaacs, Jamaica News, Jamaican Music, Lovers' Rock, Reggae Artistes, Roots Reggae | 0 comments

The Death of Gregory Isaacs: Jamaica Mourns a Reggae Legend By Pat Roxborough-Wright / Kingston Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 Unless you're a reggae devotee, you might have assumed that the heyday of Jamaica's most famous music ended with the death of the legendary Bob Marley in 1981. After that, Marley's elegance seemed to have been overtaken by the louder and often lewder strains of dancehall reggae. But the thousands gathering to bid farewell to Gregory Isaacs this weekend know better: thanks to Isaacs' silky vocals and stage mastery — he was called the "Cool Ruler" — the reggae born at the time...

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The Great Dancehall Freeze-Out of 2010 | Village Voice

Posted by on Jul 3, 2010 in Beenie Man, Blog, Dancehall, Mavado, Reggae & US, Vybz Kartel | 1 comment

The Great Dancehall Freeze-Out of 2010 Why are many of Jamaica's biggest acts now barred from entering the U.S.? By Jesse Serwer Tuesday, Jun 29 2010 When word spread on April 1 that the U.S. Embassy in Kingston was stripping dancehall stars Aidonia, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, and Mavado of their visas, many Jamaicans figured the news for a joke—just more fodder for Clovis, the Jamaica Observer cartoonist whose satirical barbs target trouble-prone musicians just as often as inept politicians. For the artists themselves, though, it was no laughing matter. "It was a big shock for us," says Lav...

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