Jamrock for Japan held at SOB’s in New York last night, brought the Caribbean and Japanese community together. If you missed it, you missed a spectacular occasion. The event brought the whole vibe of Jamaica’s “Hot Mondays” to New York; and we are sure people all the way in Japan could feel the love. Patrons to the event danced to the mixes of DJ Wayne, Paul Mitchell, Dezzie, Fatta Diamond and others.
King Jam and Yard Beat out of Japan got the party started with “Many Rivers to cross” by Jimmy Cliff, climbing through “Not an easy road” by Buju Banton, and “One blood” by Junior Reid, before blazing the dancehall trail with Lady Saw’s “Man a di least, Beenie Man’s “Wickedest slam“, and the raw version of Tony Matterhorn’s “Goodaz fi dem“.
By 10pm the entire dance floor was controlled by excited patrons anxiously waiting for the live performances to begin, but from all accounts they never wanted to give up the electrifying vibe on the dance floor.
The live performance segment was more than we expected when URI began with a series of Reggae vibrations that still gushes in our minds. eliteBUZZcaught up with the fabulous Miss Michelle Arthurton, who commented that she has “not seen and heard a band deliver such a superior package in a very long time. Simply put, URI delivered; after their set, you would have gotten your $20 worth, but there was more to come“.