Saturday 2nd July 2011 Caribbean Music Day aka Global Rhythm 2nd year anniversary was well attended, thousands turned out on Christchurch park to take in the Caribbean Expose stage, listening to some quality steel pans, reggae & calypso voices, with a large crowd reaching early Skippa J & Dusty got the afternoon going playing dancehall & soca music which got people dancing in the lovely sun shine ‘weather was lovely’…. Next Generation steel band came on at 1.30pm and gave a very lively performance followed by CSI Steel band from London who had around 30 youngsters playing the pans which was good to see, last band on was Ipswich youth steel band with T-Bone and his youth giving a strong performance.live Pa by Likkle Melody was welcome as we needed some reggae to break it up, and he put on a good show performing his hit tune ‘Lesson I Have Learned’ Head liner for the day was international soca singer Lima Calbio who got the crowd rocking performing some of her hit songs like ‘Water Me Garden’ dress all in black waving her flag she received a big welcome. Lime also did a Miss Tiney Winey dancing contest that was won by Ipswich dancehall queen champion ‘Kayla’. Thanks goes out to deejays Skippa J, Dusty, Hit Man, compere daddy turbo and all the back room staff who work extremely hard on the day. The lineup included: CSI Steel Band - Lima Calbio, Next Generation Steel Band, Ipswich Youth Steel Band, and Likkle Melody, DJ’s Skippa J, De Hit Man, Dusty and Daddy Turbo
Caribbean Exposé in partnership with Global Rhythm, Missile Sound, IBC brings this prominent event to the Ipswich Arts Festival. Many thanks goes out to the Trinidad & Tobago Embassy for sponsoring this event and to his excellency Garivn Nicholas ‘Trinidad & Tobago High Commission’ who attended the event.. Hope to see you all at are 3rd year anniversary next year July 2012, please leave a comment.