MUNCHIES (RASTA TACO X ROLLY POLLY X KAYA INC.)

MUNCHIES (RASTA TACO X ROLLY POLLY X KAYA INC.)

Greetings massive! The ORIGINAL #DownDiRoad is finally back & squad returns to you with Episode 9 in Season 2! #DownDiRoad has morphed right before our eyes & we've added #downdiroadLIVE as well as #chippinDownDiRoad, but fret not we haven't forgotten our roots. We have some new experiences to share with you today!   #DownDiRoad - EP09 - MUNCHIES is here! Watch the new episode right here but scroll down for some more info! So boom! In this adventure we head out to Ochi town & we are featuring three very interesting establishments, all poised for greatness.   Stop 1 - Rasta Taco Stop one lead us to Island Village Plaza, where we checked out "Jamaica's first taco joint," Rasta Taco. The idea for Rasta Taco was created by founder Mario "Maji" Melendez in November 2006 while on vacation in Jamaica. Mario who is Mexican was surprised that there were no tacos at any of the local jerk spots. He went home and worked on his idea, later founding Rasta Taco, Inc. & shortly...
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Tsojourna – Remembering The Battle of Awda

Tsojourna – Remembering The Battle of Awda

Greetings massive!   It's been a busy few weeks! Reggae Month was in February, so the team & I headed out to a few events. Right at the top of March we went out to support Ras-I at his show called 'Tsojourna - Remembering the Battle of Adwa.'     Tsojourna featured musical performances from Ras-I and a host of special guests; namely Giark, Zosia McGregor & Vanessa Bongo. The headline act had a few special guests to perform with him as well. With names like NoMaddz, Blvk H3ro, Samory-I & Naomi Cowan, not to mention Runkus & Royal Blu who performed the new single 'Crazy Over You' with Ras-I, just know that it was a night to remember! Check out the photo gallery below, & watch the newest episode of #downdiroadLIVE featuring highlights from this event right here! Until the next one. Peace! -Doofy   [Tsojourna - Remembering The Battle of Adwa - Photo gallery] ...
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Dubwise Jamaica – David Rodigan’s 40th Anniversary

Dubwise Jamaica – David Rodigan’s 40th Anniversary

  BRAND NEW #downdiroadLIVE!       On Saturday February 10th - 2018, droves of fans came out to celebrate the 40th anniversary of David 'Ramjam' Rodigan coming to Jamaica and falling in love with her Reggae music. 10A West King's House Road was the location, the former home of Mr. Perry Henzell who is most famous for directing 'The Harder They Come.' If you're unfamiliar with Rodigan and his work, the British dj has had a special affair with dancehall and reggae music over his long career. Most famous for his radio broadcasts and sound clashes, Rodigan has earned his respect as one of the greatest Reggae & Dancehall selectors of all time, possibly due to his many dubplates and how he approaches his delivery of the music. To celebrate this great milestone, David brought with him the young powerhouse and co-founder of Dubwise; Yaadcore, as well as his close friend; legendary producer King Jammys. It was a night to remember, as our music and energy filled...
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New Wave – Music Night

New Wave – Music Night

Yo! It's Reggae Month & New Wave is back! Check out #downdiroadLIVE - NEW WAVE right here! Described as a "creative platform for emerging local talents," New Wave will be held every Monday night in February at The Cove Restaurant and Bar on Winchester Road in Kingston. The first staging was held on Monday February 5th & downdiroad.com was in the building! Dubbed as 'Music Night' it was a great first staging, and the vibe was right! Dj Drumline & Dj Stamma were in charge of the musical selections for the night, but to my surprise here was also a special closing set from international dj Becca Dudley straight out of the UK! On the performance side of things, we had the young star Koffee kick off the proceedings with a rousing performance. At just 17 years old, believe me she is one to look out for. Agent Sasco rolled through as well and as expected, he shelledd it down with a mixture of...
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Curry Par – Curried goat at Moby Dick x Sharmz x Murray’s

Curry Par – Curried goat at Moby Dick x Sharmz x Murray’s

Watch the NEW episode of #DownDiRoad below, but continue reading for the photo gallery, and more info on Moby Dick, Sharmz & Murray's.  BOOM! Wah gwaahn?!? Remember when we were supposed to go on a food journey? We kinda took a wrong turn along the way, but these things happen when a Jamaican tells you "yea man, just gwaahn down di road!" So quick and fast let me tell you what this adventure is all about.   Being "out of many one people," results in Jamaica having a melting pot of food and worldwide cultural influences. Curry goat and curry in general is a favourite among Jamaicans. 8 times out of 10 when I get myself a boxfood, I'm asking for curry goat gravy on it. With a strong Indian background and influence, curry is just a thing that us Jamaicans have adopted into our food culture. Now I don't call myself a foodie, however I am cultured enough to have tried a wide range of cuisines. Curry...
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SOUTH COAST! – BLACK RIVER SAFARI, PELICAN BAR & JACK SPRAT @ JAKES

SOUTH COAST! – BLACK RIVER SAFARI, PELICAN BAR & JACK SPRAT @ JAKES

Yowwwwww! St. Elizabeth, Jamaica! I didn't familiarize myself with the parish affectionately called St. Bess until 2017 on a drive out to Negril. The south coast of Jamaica is a gem of beauty I tell you! It's the last #DownDiRoad with Sasha (*thug tears*). We went to St. Elizabeth for the day & made a few stops. J. Charles Swaby's Black River Safari - sick tour of the Black River with nufff crocodiles & wild birds! Floyd's Pelican Bar - the famous bar made of stilted driftwood, located in the middle of the Parottee Bay. Very "wavvyyy" Jack Sprat Seafood & Pizza - The famous restaurant at Jakes Hotel in Treasure Beach This was truly one of the best days I've had since the start of 2018. I love St. Elizabeth. The #DownDiRoad squad will be spending a weekend at some point in 2018!   Watch EP 7 of #DownDiRoad Season 2 titled - SOUTH COAST - and check out a few images of the day's adventure! -Doofy   [Picho time!]  ...
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Chasing Monkey Island – Part 3 – WE MADE IT!

Chasing Monkey Island – Part 3 – WE MADE IT!

Finally! Jeezam peez! After all this time I made it! (*thug tear*) Sasha is in the building again. We rafted, went to Monkey Island, and I almost lost my brand new GoPro! Murda.....   Watch EP 6 of #DownDiRoad Season 2 - CHASING MONKEY ISLAND - and check out the photo gallery below for some sick visuals!     You can also check out the older pieces on the website if you want more details on Monkey Island's history, as well as a detailed review on the Blue Lagoon rafting tours. CLICK ME! --> CHASING MONKEY ISLAND – PART 1 – SAN SAN BEACH <-- CLICK ME! CLICK ME! --> CHASING MONKEY ISLAND – PART 2 – RAFTING ON THE BLUE LAGOON <-- CLICK ME! - Doofy Photo gallery! Check it ...
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The Longboarder – Surfer’s Paradise

The Longboarder – Surfer’s Paradise

Boom! Another week another adventure! Check out the newest episode of #DownDiRoad below, but please stay for the full story & photo gallery of our adventure.   When last have you been somewhere new? Are you living your best life? I think I've been doing pretty well at new things, but there is so much room for more. At one point in my life I used to make New Year's resolutions, but these days I like to make LIFE resolutions. I mean, why wait when you know what you want? One of my recent life resolutions is to simply, 'do more.' I don't pride myself on material objects. I have nice things but I'd much rather to spend my money on new experiences. If you've been following this website & my #DownDiRoad web-series, you might realize that I have a very close knit group of friends. There's one friend who's been missing, the 'sellest-of-outs' who migrated almost two years ago. You either hate her or love her...
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HIP STRIP – PORK PIT & STARBUCKS

HIP STRIP – PORK PIT & STARBUCKS

Wah gwaahn my side?!? So yea one more #DownDiRoad this time we went to Mobay. Well actually, we went to pick up a friend from the airport & his flight was cancelled so rather than call it a day wasted, we made the most of it! If you're ever in Mobay please go to the Pork Pit! And last but not least, Starbucks! A lot of talk has been made about Starbucks, but in my opinion I think it's a good move. It's all local based coffee, and it's adding foreign exchange to our economy I have no qualms.  Thanks for the support & remember to subscribe to the Youtube channel   CHECK OUT #DOWNDIROAD EPISODE 4 - 'HIP STRIP' RIGHT HERE! Check out the photo gallery below. ...
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Tessellated & Friends – The Vibes LIVE

Tessellated & Friends – The Vibes LIVE

#downdiroadLIVE - TESSELLATED & FRIENDS   Waddup peeps?!? Long time no see!  You must be living under a rock if you've never heard the song 'Pine & Ginger.' If you don't start humming along to the melody when you hear "me a drink pine & ginger! 🎶" blasting through a speaker what are you even doing bro??? Last Friday on December 15th, the young collaborators Tessellated, Amindi K. Fro$t and Valleyz made their debut performance to a sold out 700+ crowd at the Barbican Beach Bar. It's both crazy & fulfilling to know that their first performance of this song together, was in Jamaica before the home crowd which inspired the song the most. When I first heard about this show I made it a point of duty to be in attendance, especially since I missed the Chronixx concert a few weeks ago because ALL pre-sold & promised gate tickets were SOLD OUT dayssss before. The event dubbed "Tessellated & Friends - The Vibes LIVE," was a...
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