August 2, 2018

Shanty Man – Ital Par

Greetings massive! Another week, and another adventure on downdiroad.com. Today I share with you an adventure I had a few weeks ago. We’ve been meaning to feature a vegan restaurant on #DownDiRoad and my good friend Immanuel (popularly known as Ras-I) suggested we visit the chef known as ‘Shanty Man’ who is based in Gordon Town, a little up from Papine in St. Andrew. We set out to visit Shanty & I have to say it was a pleasant surprise. The food was amazing & I personally learned a lot about Shanty Man, his history, and the future of his empire in this little interview. Shanty Man is the main…

July 26, 2018

Woody’s Burgers – Portland Food Stop

Big ups to all the #Roadies! We have a surprise drop this week right before the weekend!   It’s been a great blessing to invest in the camera equipment that we use to take the pictures & videos we make for #DownDiRoad, and we have been even more blessed to start a freelance media house called DDR Production. We are still in the beginning stages and formalising the business has been a process, but from time to time we get requests for photoshoots & videos. Recently we were in Portland on a shoot and afterwards, decided to make the most out of the journey and do an impromptu episode of…

July 21, 2018

Popcaan – Forever Album Launch

It’s the summer time & a lot of artistes have been dropping projects for the masses. Enter one called Andre Sutherland, aka Popcaan – the Unruly boss. Poppy just released his sophomore album titled ‘Forever’ and to celebrate, he held a listening party in collaboration with BoilerroomTV (Boiler Room is a global online music broadcasting platform commissioning and streaming live music sessions around the world).   The event brought out droves of dancehall fans and took the form of a street dance in New Kingston. The dancers were out, the vibe was right, and Poppy came through with his whole Unruly squad to take over the stage and sing along…

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…