Saturday 30th June 2012 was the 3rd year anniversary of ‘Global Rhythm’ Caribbean Music Day. The sun was shining on all those who attend Christchurch Park in Ipswich, to be part of this tropical celebration and enjoy a slice of the Caribbean flavour, was a must! The rain in the morning didn’t deter the crowds, as by lunch time the park was a sea of multi coloured flags waving, representing all the many different Caribbean islands. This year to year event has grown over the past three years, getting bigger and better, providing various mouth watering Caribbean food and drinks stalls and even a live parade of Ipswich and Luton carnival costumes. The day was hosted by Daddy Turbo, music was provided by local d.j’s Skippa J, Dusty and De Hit Man, live acts included Tropical Storm Band, Pranag Band Rebuscar, Reggae Rainbow, Adrian Jaikaran, Cleo Patara, Caribbean poetry and story telling from Jahson Babb. T.V actor Colin Salmon represented the CSI Steelband, giving a very insightful speech into the background and history of CSI Steelband, there aims and future goals. At this point, the crowd thought the day couldn’t get any better…………….. but it sure did when the headlining acts, Lima Calbio and Shurwayne Winchester performed, the crowd exploded into a frenzy dancing and enjoying the Caribbean vibes, it was like a mini carnival in Ipswich. Both acts worked the stage, like the true professionals that they are, Lima put a smile on the male crowd by hyping up the girls for the ‘Miss Tiny Winey’ contest, Stephanie won the contest, no doubt about that………….de gal wine with ease!! Caribbean Expose Music Day 2012 was a great success, good weather, good food and a good crowd, enjoyed by all who attended. This event is part of Ip-art festival in-conjunction with Global Rhythm sponsored by Trinidad & Tobago Uk High Commission who attended the event.
Caribbean Music Day aka Global Rhythm has now become a fixed annual Summer music event hosted in Christchurch Park, Ipswich.
This event is part of Ip-art festival sponsored by Trinidad & Tobago Uk High Commission, providing a family orientated Caribbean flavoured showcase of reggae, steelband, soca and much more.
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.