Hidden Beauty – DownDiRoad JA Tours Edition

Hidden Beauty – DownDiRoad JA Tours Edition

Greetings Roadies! What can I say? It's been a long journey since I started this blog. When I first started this blog, Hidden Beauty was one of the first places I shared with the readers, and I'm pleased to share our return. As a collective we have decided to pursue our tour service, and this video you are about to view is the inaugural trip. It was a day filled with adventure & many group activities which our patrons fully enjoyed. Check it out right here, and subscribe to the YouTube channel for more adventures. Look out for more tours in 2019! ...
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Jam We A Jam

Jam We A Jam

Greetings Roadies! It has been some time but we have another #downdiroadLIVE video for your viewing pleasure! You know downdiroad.com crew are big fans of the new & upcoming generation of Jamaican musicians. One of it's rising acts Giark recently executed the first staging of his jam session, simply dubbed Jam We A Jam. The event was held on Friday November 24th at Stones Throw on Mannings Hill road, and featured performances from Courtni, Blvk H3ro, Jaz Elise, Kalexx (Ft. Project & Artikal), as well as the man himself Giark closing the show. Check out some clips from the video below & remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more!   JAM WE A JAM PHOTO GALLERY ...
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Cosmopolitan 2019 – XODUS Carnival Band Launch

Cosmopolitan 2019 – XODUS Carnival Band Launch

Greetings roadies!   With only one more band launch left in the season, the XODUS Carnival family have finally made their debut with Cosmopolitan 2019, held at 36 Hope Road on Saturday November 24, 2018. The fans were out in their numbers & the downdiroad.com crew had to be in the building to capture some moments. It wasn't as much as we were used to due to some technical difficulties, but check out the photo gallery below & ensure you watch the newest #chippinDownDiRoad recap video!     ...
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Invictus 2019 – Bacchanal Jamaica Band Launch

Invictus 2019 – Bacchanal Jamaica Band Launch

Roadies! We are back with more coverage of Jamaica carnival 2019! On Saturday November 17th Bacchanal Jamaica held their Invictus 2019 band launch at the Hope Zoo. The downdiroad.com & @lucyandvagabond teams were out & we have the videos & images right here for your viewing pleasure. Check out our previous posts & subscribe to the blog & YouTube channel so you don't miss a post!   ...
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Iconic 2019 – Xaymaca International Band Launch

Iconic 2019 – Xaymaca International Band Launch

Roadies! A bagga things have been happening on downdiroad! I will share more with you in a bit but for now the focus is on Carnival 2019! Xaymaca International are the first ones out the gate & on Saturday November 10th they staged their band launch at Sabina Park; "Iconic 2019" As you may or may not know, downdiroad.com is teaming up with Jamaica's baddestttt carnival blog @lucyandvagabond to bring you coverage of as many carnival 2019 events! Of course we had to be present at the Xaymaca Iconic 2019 event, and here are the photos & video captured from the event!    ...
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#chippinDownDiRoad – The Soca Series

#chippinDownDiRoad – The Soca Series

  #chippinDownDiRoad was created as a spin-off from the #DownDiRoad travel series, where we covered soca and carnival themed events in 2018. We hope to broaden our horizons in 2019 with collaborations and a deeper dive into the carnival culture. Enjoy all episodes right here. Visuals directed, produced, recorded & edited by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips et al, courtesy of DDRMedia JA Remember to subscribe to the @downdiroadja Youtube channel! http://youtube.com/downdiroadja ENJOY THE VIDEOS! LIKE THE VIDEOS! SHARE THE VIDEOS! SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL!!!!!!   [events - 2019]   [band launch szn] REBELLION - REVOLT XODUS - COSMOPOLITAN BACCHANAL - INVICTUS XAYMACA - ICONIC     [events - 2018]   I LOVE SOCA - CALIENTE - SUMMER 2018    JUMP DAY - JAMAICA CARNIVAL ROAD MARCH - 2018    #CHIPPINDOWNDIROAD 2018 BEHIND THE SCENES    HEINEKEN RIO JAMAICA 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS     SOAKA STREET FESTIVAL JAMAICA 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS   I LOVE SOCA JA COOLER FETE - CARNIVAL WEDNESDAY HIGHLIGHTS   XODUS TAILGATE JAMAICA 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS   B4 CARNIVAL 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS   SUNNATION COCO JOUVERT 2018 - HIGHLIGHTS   SHAL MARSHALL PERFORMING @ SUNNATION COCO JOUVERT 2018   KES & USAIN BOLT FREESTYLE @ I LOVE SOCA 2017 ...
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#downdiroadLIVE – The Event Series

#downdiroadLIVE – The Event Series

  #downdiroadLIVE is a #DownDiRoad sub-series that focuses on coverage of live performances, and various events. Here we have every episode all in one place! Visuals directed, produced, recorded & edited by Duane 'Doofy' Phillips et al, courtesy of DDRMedia JA Remember to subscribe to the @downdiroadja Youtube channel! http://youtube.com/downdiroadja ENJOY THE VIDEOS! LIKE THE VIDEOS! SHARE THE VIDEOS! SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL!!!!!!   #downdiroadLIVE - Aidonia - Yeah Yeah (LIVE at JA Rum Festival) #downdiroadLIVE - Mortimer - Protection (LIVE at Selecta Jamaica) #downdiroadLIVE - Selecta Jamaica - Aftermovie #downdiroadLIVE - Stalk Ashley x Jada Kingdom - Banana (Acoustic) #downdiroadLIVE - Protoje - A Matter of Time LIVE Concert #downdiroadLIVE - Protoje Ft. Chronixx - FLAMES (LIVE PERFORMANCE) #downdiroadLIVE - Talk Reggae with Ras-I & The Revelationz #downdiroadLIVE - The Listening Party Aftermovie #downdiroadLIVE - Samory I presents Feeling [LIVE SHOW recap] #downdiroadLIVE - LIVE FROM KGN 2018 #downdiroadLIVE - Sevana - Nobody Man (LIVE FROM KGN) #downdiroadLIVE - Koffee - Toast (LIVE FROM KGN) #downdiroadLIVE - Tarrus Riley @ Appleton Signature Nights #downdiroadLIVE - Jam We A Jam #downdiroadLIVE - BAE TRAP - Doofy LIVE #downdiroadLIVE - Popcaan - Forever Album Launch #downdiroadLIVE - Protoje - A Matter...
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FINAL PAR – the #DownDiRoad Season 3 Finale!

FINAL PAR – the #DownDiRoad Season 3 Finale!

This is it roadies!   10 episodes of fun and 3 seasons deep, we are at another finale for the #DownDiRoad series! This week we head out to the Harbour View round about give some steps, showing you how we par! 'Par' is a Jamaican colloquialism which basically means to chill or hang out with your friends and here at downdiroad.com that is our favourite pastime; we come together as a group and partake in each other's company. There are a few steps, so watch the season finale below & let us know in the comments how you par with your friends. I really just want to thank everybody who has been watching the videos and reading the blog posts on the website. This all started as a simple blog where I could write about and share the places I visited with my friends. As time progressed and we all became more invested in the vision, it has grown and continues...
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#DownDiRoad goes #RounDiGlobe – Jacob’s Well – Texas USA

#DownDiRoad goes #RounDiGlobe – Jacob’s Well – Texas USA

GREETINGS ROADIES! Sorry for shouting but I'm excited because the #DownDiRoad series just went international! Introducing the first installment of #RounDiGlobe. I'm on vacation in the States right now so I couldn't come here & not do some exploring. I spent some time in Texas & visited a beautiful watering hole called Jacob's Well. Jacob's Well is in the Texas countryside, in a place called Wemblerley close to the busy city of Austin. It's a natural artisan spring really, but it's main attraction is a deep well, 13 feet wide & over 100 feet deep! Check out the visuals from the visit & do remember to subscribe to the website & YouTube channel for more!   Until the next one! - Doofy D   ...
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South Coast 2.0 – St. Elizabeth Weekend

South Coast 2.0 – St. Elizabeth Weekend

DownDiRoad EP. 9 - South Coast 2.0   Mawnin good people of the world!!!! Too much??....... aahh!   This week we switch it up! You are reading words by Rik!   Sooooo.... how to keep this short????? The DownDiRoad JA crew traversed the parish of St. Elizabeth a few weeks ago and I must say we had a great time. There were a few hiccups here and there but all in all it was a great adventure.   Let us begin!   We departed from Kingston a bit behind schedule on Friday evening, as is the case when humans (Jamaicans in particular), decide to do anything as a group. The journey seemed long as we were unsure of the exact location of our residence for the next couple of days; however from Kingston, we got to Waikiki Guest House in Treasure Beach in under 3 hours. On Saturday morning we woke up quite early, as we had several plans for the day.   First on the itinerary was breakfast and our first choice was...
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