November 18, 2018

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!   Please follow and like us:

November 11, 2018

Iconic 2019 – Xaymaca 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!     Please follow and like us:

November 6, 2018

Patty Business

Patty Business a nuh joke ting! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When a Jamaican talks patty, listen. There’s a whole science behind it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t believe me? Check this out… If you’ve never had a hot Jamaican patty, then you need to add it to your foodie bucket list ASAP! The hot meaty goodness, well spiced and nestled neatly within a flaky crust… oh man! For many Jamaicans, Patty is just part of the food culture. Having a patty or two on a weekly basis, dare I say daily basis, is as natural as rice and peas for Sunday dinner. Our patty culture is so rich and so deeply ingrained in Jamaica, that it…

October 26, 2018

Smurf’s Cafe

It was an early morning, just like this, that day…     Can you tell I’m here for the dramatics? Well, only when it comes to GREAT FOOD & equally amazing service. Normally, I’m not one for a heavy first meal. I’m a grab and go kinda gal. But this morning in particular I was really crav’n more of an indulgence than normal. So I was really excited to check out Smurf’s Cafe.Now when it comes to food, admittedly I can be a little picky. I don’t eat for eating sake [never have] and would rather go hungry than eat something that will mess with my palate. But somehow, on arriving at this…

October 19, 2018

Welcome to Crav’nish!

This odyssey to food, started 30 years ago, when a woman from Downtown Kingston, Jamaica, had a child… Okay, no seriously, but I really do believe I was made for such a time as this.   I’ve always had a kind of love:hate relationship with food. I love the colours, aromas, textures, tastes and the juxtaposition that takes place when you mix them all together. I am intrigued by the inherent mouth watering effect of food that smells good, and in love with spices that carry big flavours. But I hated eating. [Weird, I know.] That is until I discovered myself.   In 2011, I met one of my *“soulmates”…

September 30, 2018

#chippinDownDiRoad – 2018

#chippinDownDiRoad – 2018   #chippinDownDiRoad was created 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 2018 with collaborations and a deeper dive into the carnival culture. Enjoy all episodes in the first instalment. Series premiered: March 9, 2018 Produced by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips Directed by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips Visuals shot by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips, Rik-Andi McLeary, Troy Daley  Edited by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips 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!!!!!!     I LOVE SOCA – CALIENTE…

September 30, 2018

#downdiroadLIVE

#downdiroadLIVE   #downdiroadLIVE is a #DownDiRoad sub-series that focuses on coverage of live performances, and various events. Here we have every episodes all in one place! Series premiered:  Produced by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips Directed by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips Visuals shot by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips Edited by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips 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 – BAE TRAP – Doofy LIVE #downdiroadLIVE – Popcaan – Forever Album Launch #downdiroadLIVE – Protoje – A Matter of Time Album Launch #downdiroadLIVE – TSOJOURNA – Remembering the Battle of Adwa – Ft. Ras-I…

September 30, 2018

#DownDiRoad – SZN 3

#DownDiRoad – SEASON 3   #DownDiRoad is an independent Jamaican focused online travel series, originally created as a visual component to the blog posts written on downdiroad.com. Here we have ALL 10 episodes of the third season, all in one place! Series premiered: May 11, 2018 Produced by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips Directed by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips Visuals shot by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips, Rik-Andi McLeary, Channae Reynolds, Tennyson Rhoden, Gordon Russell, Troy Daley Edited by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips 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!!!!!!   #DownDiRoad – Episode 0 – REACH FALLS, PORTLAND – The…

September 30, 2018

#DownDiRoad – SZN 2

#DownDiRoad – SEASON 2   #DownDiRoad is an independent Jamaican focused online travel series, originally created as a visual component to the blog posts written on downdiroad.com. Here we have ALL 10 episodes of the second season, all in one place! Series premiered: November 4, 2017 Produced by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips Directed by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips Visuals shot by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips, Denmar Daley, Rik-Andi McLeary, Channae Reynolds, Tennyson Rhoden, Sasha-Kay Bogle, Tracey-Ann Mulilngs, Mark Ormsby Edited by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips 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!!!!   #DownDiRoad – Episode 1 – #MEETSTREET…

September 30, 2018

#DownDiRoad – SZN 1

#DownDiRoad – SEASON 1   #DownDiRoad is an independent Jamaican focused online travel series, originally created as a visual component to the blog posts written on downdiroad.com. Here we have ALL 10 episodes of the first season, all in one place! Series premiered: August 13, 2017 Produced by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips Directed by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips Visuals shot by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips, Denmar Daley, Rik-Andi McLeary, Channae Reynolds, Kevin Greenland, Jodi-Ann Simmonds, Nicholas Martin. Edited by Duane ‘Doofy’ Phillips 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!!!!!! #DownDiRoad – Episode 1 – DRONE FUN! (BLUE LAGOON…