Reggae star Julian Marley is gearing up for an epic year in 2019, releasing his latest album “As I Am.” Also, his popular hemp brand Juju Royal is debuting its first line of herbal CBD-infused olive oil. Now fans can enjoy a taste of both at this year’s Taste the Islands Experience (TTIX). The Caribbean food festival is set for April 26-28 in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Marley will be live and in person at the festival’s main culinary showcase on Saturday, April 27, sharing samples of his new CBD olive oil with fans, and taking part in one of the featured cooking demos.
There is also a special treat for guests who purchase a full-priced ticket for The Taste The Islands Experience. They will received a signed copy of his latest album, and access an exclusive meet-and-greet and selfie snap session with Marley.
The melody of Haitian singer J Perry’s infectious song Dekole (ole-ole-o) has been seared into the minds of fans since its 2011 debut in Haiti. Its remix became the promotional tune for the 2014 World Cup broadcasts, and now fans can hear this and other J Perry music in fitness studios around the world on Zumba soundtracks.
After a day filled with cooking and mixology demos from some of the Caribbean’s finest, he’ll bring his unique brand of catchy, high energy music to close out the night on the main stage Saturday night.
Guests will enjoy the music of DJ Fergie and Sir Rockwell throughout the day.
A Full Weekend of Entertainment
Each day of The Taste the Islands Experience weekend will have its own “personality.”
On Friday, April 26, guests will enjoy the musical stylings of grammy-winning music producer Jason “J Vibe” Farmer and friends, joined by jazz singer Lavie, saxophonist John Saxx, and DJ Mike Tee. The TTIX Under the Stars evening event will feature multiple courses of passed tapas prepared by award-winning Caribbean chefs Christian Sweeney and Ramesh Maragh.
On Sunday, April 28, attendees will indulge in a tropical mimosa Brunch on the Sunny Side at the Riverside Hotel. Steel drum music and a fashion show by Tanya Marie Design will provide entertainment, and the weekend will draw to a relaxing close on a cruise along Fort Lauderdale’s Tarpon River.
More About Julian Marley at TTIX 2019
Marley’s Juju Royal extra-virgin olive oil is made from freshly harvested and organically-grown olives, and comes in two herbal flavors, rosemary and basil. And, of course, both include the brand’s high quality CBD distillate, the all-natural chemical compound extracted from marijuana. Significant research suggests CBD can provide a myriad of health benefits without creating the classic ganja buzz.
Juju Royal CBD-infused oil can be used like any other olive oil. It makes the perfect final finish on salads, pastas and crusty artisan bread. In addition, part of the proceeds of all Juju Royal products goes to the Weed for Warriors project, a non-profit that provides holistic rehabilitation for war veterans.
Marley’s first solo album project in 10 years, (since 2009’s “Awake”), “As I Am” premiered No. 1 on the UK and USA Reggae iTunes charts. Produced by Ghetto Youths International, the 17 tracks also boast star-studded collabs, including Shaggy, Beenie Man and Spragga Benz.
Title: The Taste the Islands Experience Weekend
What: An all-VIP food and drink experience with gourmet island bites, Caribbean cocktails, celebrity chefs, great music, cultural presentations, and fabulous people
When: Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28, 2019
Where: Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Audience: Food and spirits enthusiasts with a taste for island indulgences
Price: $55 – $250
“The 2019 Taste the Islands Experience” is produced by Island Syndicate, an agency that creates exceptional content and unforgettable experiences inspired by the Caribbean. For more information and to stay up to date on “Taste the Islands Experience” events, please visit www.ttiexperience.com.