July 11, 2018

Protoje – A Matter of Time Album Launch

Greetings massive! It’s been a while since we put out a #downdiroadLIVE video, so after the long wait, check out the newest works.  A Matter of Time – Album Launch So boom! Real quick; Protoje has a new album out! Passed through the album launch last weekend and it was a really good vibe with great energy. It really felt like a listening party, with the artiste going through track by track and playing each lyric video and giving each individual director a big up. My favourite take away from the event was the lighting set up and Land Rover partnership. It really added to the aesthetic of the venue…

June 30, 2018

Joy Spence Appleton Estate Rum Experience – Fun In The Rum

Greetings massive! It’s the weekend so you know it’s adventure time! This week is a little different. I organized the ultimate rum par at the Appleton Estate in St. Elizabeth! The tour was sickk & I hope you guys take a trip & experience is for yourselves. In the mean time you can watch the brand new episode of #DownDiRoad below & check out the Appleton vibes! Photo gallery & blog post continues below.   #DownDiRoad Episode 4 – JOY SPENCE APPLETON ESTATE RUM EXPERIENCE   So boom; Appleton #rumtour. I first went on this tour many years ago for one of my Tourism courses at UTech, but this was…

June 23, 2018

Bob Marley Beach

Boom blast! Another weekend another adventure! The brand new episode of #DownDiRoad is now available for your viewing pleasure!   #DownDiRoad Episode 3 – Bob Marley Beach So this week we head out to a very low key beach in St. Thomas called Bob Marley beach. It’s mostly traversed by surfers, local fishermen & local kids of St. Thomas, but it is still a great alternative for Kingstonians looking for a beach outside of Portmore. They say Bob Marley used to hang out here in his early days & that’s how it got it’s name. It’s pretty easy to find once you pass the Harbour View roundabout, you drive about…

June 17, 2018

Backyard Waterfalls – Penfield Falls

Greetings massive! Another week another adventure! This week we took a trod out to the Penfield district in Gordon Town, St. Andrew. There we found a beautiful community river that has been a hidden gem for many Kingstonians over the years. It’s very easy to find. Once you pass Papine & head up into Gordon Town, you keep straight pass the police station & it’s about a five – ten minute drive from there. [Always ask directions if you are unsure] After you find parking on the road side, there is probably a five – ten minute walk depending on your pace, and boom there you have it! Check out…

June 8, 2018

Jamaica Inn – Cottage 6

Greeetingssssss to all the downdiroad.com faithfuls! Thanks for journeying down di road with me & the crew so far. If you’re new here thanks for jumping in the car & joining the party! It’s crazy, we made it to Season 3 of #DownDiRoad! Since the beginning, you all wanted more videos so here you have it, more videos! We are about to embark on some new adventures & I hope you all enjoy the first episode of this season, a little tour of Cottage 6 at the Jamaica Inn Hotel in Ocho Rios. #DOWNDIROAD SEASON 3 – EPISODE 1 – COTTAGE 6     So boom, my old coworker &…

May 10, 2018

Reach Falls – DownDiRoad Season 3 – The Prelude

Hey stranger…. It’s been a while. I know you missed DownDiRoad but in life, balance is key. Sometimes a little break is needed, but hey guess what we back again on this rollercoaster ride down di road! The original goal of downdiroad.com was to highlight Jamaican culture, via our travels and adventures throughout the country. Almost a year later, and the goal is still the same. The team & I have been focusing on curating the visual aspects of downdiroad.com, & with that focus three new series’ have been introduced to the website and YouTube channel. #downdiroadLIVE, #chippinDownDiRoad & #deTour all happened & the viewers seem to like them a…

March 29, 2018

Jamaica Coffee Festival 2018

Boom! The Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Festival was the first of it’s kind in Jamaica. The three day inaugural event was a celebration of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, curated by the Ministry of Tourism. The downdiroadja squad was in attendance on Day 2, scheduled to be the ‘Festival Marketplace’ and held at the JDF soldier camp in Newcastle St. Andrew. Based on Newcastle’s location and size, the organizers had hourly shuttles which trasported patrons from from UTech to the event ground. The setup was straight forward, with a wide variety of coffee based products and great entertainment (big up The Charles Town Maroons & big up Singy Singy). The coffee…

March 13, 2018

#chippinDownDiRoad

Boom! JUMP DAY 2018  So you know downdiroad is culture right? Believe it or not, carnival & soca music is becoming a big part of the Jamaican culture, especially in Kingston & it’s environs. With Carnival Sunday looming, we are expected to have a large number of visitors flying in to the capital city for Jamaica’s carnival celebrations, and I can tell you first hand that basically all hotels in Kingston have been booked since December. The carnival event & season sees an ever increasing influx of visitors and locals pumping revenue into the economy, from the basic purchase of carnival costumes, right down to event entry fees, hotel bookings,…

March 13, 2018

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,…

March 12, 2018

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…