Sunday, December 19, 2010

Copacabana Fridayz at Bluebeat in Montego Bay featuring DJ Irie Latino...Friday, December 17th, 2010

Another farewell...this time to friends from Secrets Resorts & Spas. Perhaps too many farewells these days. But things come and go, changes take place but the "rumba" never ends! It was another marathon night with beautiful people, in the beautiful Bluebeat setting with lots of drinks to make it yet another beautiful Copacabana Friday.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Irie Latino Window: Dia De Las Velitas in Colombia

"Irie Latino Window" contributions are made by Irie Latinos (friends of Irie Latino) in Latin America.

The Blackberry pics in this contribution come to us from Bogota, the capital city of Colombia where one of our Irie Latinas was celebrating the Dia de las Velitas (day of the little candles) with friends and family, last night. On this event, countless candles and paper lanterns are lit throughout Colombia and placed literally everywhere from windows, gardens, doors and balconies to streets, sidewalks and all sorts of public places.

The candles are lit to pay homage to the Virgin Mary on the eve of a December 8th public holiday that celebrates the Immaculate Conception. On the night of the Dia de las Velitas the streets of Bogota are filled with people roaming the city to admire the Christmas decorations and shows which come to a crescendo for this celebration.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Good Girls Gone Bad at Copacabana

Well, the theme was "Good Girls Gone Bad" for this Copacabana party in Bluebeat on the last Friday of Novemeber. The good girls came out from Jamaica, Spain and Latin America. But look at these pics! Not even one girl gone bad. No naughty poses for the camera. No seductive smiles at their friend's man. No girl dressed to cause trouble. No INSTRUCTIONS followed! But I should have known this was going to happen because I know my Irie Latinas. They're just too sweet and that's why I love them. It was a very nice night with strong representation from the Cubanos and Colombianos in Bluebeat.

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The Brand New Machine Accelerates

It has been almost two months since the trendy promotion Brand New Machine (BNM) expanded into Montego Bay and judging by the enthusiam, the Thursday night parties at Bluebeat have secured a foothold among the second city's party elite. The ties between BNM and Montego Bay have also been strengthened with the addition to the promotional team of entertainment professional, Rayne Russell, owner of the Mobay-based event planning and management company, Entertain Jamaica. This move gives the north coast patrons a closer connection to the promotion through Mr. Russell who in addition to his experience in producing events in this region is well-known among the jet set, party-goers in the city.

The BNM invasion, however, is also a phenomenon far beyond the confines of Montego Bay. Already established in Kingston and New York, the Brand New Machine is also firing up Houston, Texas. The driving force of the Machine is fueled by cutting edge music, innovative themes and an in vogue following that often includes celebrities. Don't be surprised to walk into a party in any BNM venue and see some of the hottest names in pop culture. Guests have included actresses Mena Suvari and Nathalie Kelley, supermodels Taniesh "Lava" Simpson and Sincerely Ward as well as performers like Sean Paul, Nas and Damien Marley. The quality of the musical entertainment cannot be over-emphasized with the likes of Bob Sinclair, Diplo and Jean Michel having performed at BNM events. As Montego Bay gears up for the 2010 Christmas season, the presence of BNM in Montego Bay is sure to add extra cheer to this party-loving city and it is going to be a sleepless, fun-filled December for sure.

(Pictured above from left to right, celebrity guests DJ Max Glazer, actress Mena Suvari and Jamaican dancehall superstar, Sean Paul at BNM in New York)

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Jamaica Tourist Newspaper Features Irie Latino

Thank you so much to The Jamaica Tourist newspaper for publishing a great article on my Irie Latino promotions. I really appreciate that you considered it to be a worthwhile story for your publication. My goal has always been to enhance the offerings of our north coast tourist landscape and bring Jamaica and other cultures together. Click the link below for the article which covers the birth and development of Irie Latino over the past few years. The story can be found by scrolling down to page 17 of the link.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

United Colors of Copacabana with Tami Chynn

The theme of the night on November 19th was "United Colors of Copacabana" on this very special Copacabana Friday in Bluebeat. It was about national pride, wearing your national colors or something that represented your country. Thanks to all the national groups who came out to make it special, especially the Colombians and Indians who kept us going till four in the morning. I saw Venezuelans, Cubans, Jamaicans, Americans, British, Spanish, Trinidadians and Canadians all coming together for that special night where Latin rhythms meet World Beat and International jams every Friday.

But the sweet surprise of the night was a free concert from Jamaican pop and reggae diva Tami Chynn who won over the crowd with her well-known songs and her effervescent charm. It was a last minute promotion which still managed to pull her fans from far and wide. She was the talk of Twittter the following day. Thanks Tami for a lovely performance. Once again the pics are a bit too many to post this time so just follow the link to Facebook for the pics. You may be asked to log in to Facebook first.

Irie Latino Window: 16 Campeonato Nacional de Sonido Sobre Ruedas en Bogota

"Irie Latino Window" contributions are made by Irie Latinos (friends of Irie Latino) in Latin America.

Last weekend was the 16th staging of Colombia's National Car Audio Competition in Bogota. Thanks to a special Irie Latina for sending in these great pics from what was a hugely entertaining event. Her company, LINK Entertainment produced the live broadcast of the show in association with "cerveza Costena (Costena beer)". The competition featured many cars packed full of speakers and the latest in car stereo technology, the beautiful "chicas Car Audio(Car Audio girls), a talented and acrobatic BMX bike team and a concert to close the event featuring top Colombian reggaeton superstar, J Balvin. It was exciting, it was cutting edge and it was a huge success. Here are some pics from the weekend.

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