November 26, 2017

Life Yard – The Heart of Fleet Street

You can view the newest episode of #DownDiRoad right below, but I implore you to stay and read the article as well as view the photo gallery!     Fleet Street, Parade Gardens, Kingston Jamaica. If someone mentioned the community of Parade Gardens a few years ago, if you even knew of it you’d probably just associate it with that one word…. “ghetto.” I mean, based on the socio-economical conditions that determine a community falling in that category, Parade Gardens fits the description, but what you need to realize is that this community is a ghetto paradise. There are a group of young men who grew up in the community,…

November 10, 2017

Devon House – It’s Not Just I-Scream

Devon House, Kingston Jamaica.   When you hear the words Devon House the first thing that comes to mind is ice cream. I mean that’s what Devon House is world famous for right? Before it even made it to all the “Top-Ten ice creams in the world” lists, Devon House had been serving both locals & tourists their world famous ‘i-scream’ for over twenty five years, but take a deeper look at this National Heritage site & a broader picture starts to form. In my earliest memories of Devon House, I remember going for ice cream on Sunday evenings with my family, and in my later years hanging out on…

October 31, 2017

MEET STREET! – A NIGHT AT THE JA FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL

  Greetings & salutations jenkle people!! Food Food Food! The third staging of the week long Jamaica Food & Drink festival has come to a close and based on the reviews on social media, it looks like it was a hit! The festival consisted of 7 events, but the team and I only made it out to Meet Street which we have done every year since the inception of the festival. Personally, it’s a joy to see the growth of local brands as the years progress, and it’s great that the organizers have created a festival like this with different themed events catering to people from all walks of life….

October 14, 2017

NEW LEVEL! – #DOWNDIROAD Season 1 Recap

“mi future brighter than sunshine,  plus mi granny tell me this one time.” Andre ‘Popcaan’ Sutherland – New Level   Waddup peeps?!? The season finale of my #DownDiRoad series is finally here! I’ve been documenting my adventures across Jamaica and finally the first phase is complete! Season 1 is done and Episode 10 is here, which highlights a few of our favourite moments and also previews the theme of season two – FOOD & DRINK.   Shot on location at Level 96 Bar and Lounge, check out #DownDiRoad Episode 10 below, but continue reading this blog post for a recap of #DownDiRoad Season 1 with ALL EPISODES and links to…

August 27, 2017

Negril Weekend – Views from the Other Side

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PLACES YOU’VE SEEN IN #DOWNDIROAD EPISODE 4, PLEASE CONTINUE READING THE BLOG POST BELOW. ADDITIONAL PICTURES & NEGRIL STORY INCLUDED.   If my memory serves me correctly, I’ve only ever stayed in Negril once in my life…and that was probably in 2001. I was an eighth grader; my class went on a trip where we stayed over at a small hotel owned by one of my classmate’s parents. I lost my favourite green shirt on Seven Mile Beach. I was so mad! Fast forward to 2017. I’m no longer a preteen, but I’m still pretty unfamiliar with the area. That changed this past weekend when…

August 7, 2017

Kingston Dub Club – “It Just Happened”

These days I’ve been spending a lot of time making excuses for why I didn’t invite people to places LOL. It’s hard work & it always leads back to the same point. “I didn’t plan it, it just happened.” It’s the truth! Imagine I am at work on God’s good Sunday afternoon & my friends just randomly decide to have a par. It just happened. Imagine we are at said par & another friend shows up towards the end & asks “Yow can we go to Dub Club?!” Of course I’m gonna say yes. It just happened.   Kingston Dub Club is a weekly Reggae session that is held at Skyline…

July 25, 2017

@FatalicSounds Road Trip Summer ’17!

If I had to summarize Fatalic’s Road Trip Summer ’17 CD I’d narrow it down to two words; FEEL GOOD! As a former DJ & music aficionado my friends don’t only hit me up when they want to find out where to take cool IG pics, but they hit me up for new music like ALL THE TIME. I can admit I don’t listen to mixtapes much these days, but I always get excited when Fatalic drops new projects because their work is quality. Road Trip Summer 2017 is no different. It’s the perfect mix of several genres, smooth flowing, and as usual it’s super creative. I’ve known the guys…

July 19, 2017

Reggae Sumfest 2017!

At the start of 2017 I said to myself, “Self! You’re gonna live your best life! You’re gonna do new things and you’re gonna be happy.” Well we’re halfway through the year & I’m not there yet but baby Jesus knows I’ve been doing quite a good job. The 2017 staging of Reggae Sumfest was scheduled to be held at it’s longstanding venue Catherine Hall Estate from July 16-22 with the tagline “Our Music Our Festival.” I’ve never been to Reggae Sumfest before. In fact, I have a love hate relationship with concerts. Concerts are tricky business. It’s almost like a full shift at work except I pay my money…