Jammins Entertainment, a Brooklyn-based event production company, is producing the first-ever reggae concert at the all new Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn.
"It's an exciting time to be a New Yorker," states Joan Patino, a life-long Brooklyn resident who has been watching the building of the stadium since it began over 1 year ago. "I'm happy they are bringing a basketball team but I'm really happy they are also aware of where they are coming to. They got a credible reggae show coming in the first season! That's big and Brooklyn residents will LOVE it."
Jammins Entertainment event producers have been producing Caribbean-driven parties and events over the years. A nightclub known as Pulse 48 (formerly known as C-PAC) has been around for years, hosting some of the biggest DJs in Brooklyn, as well as equally big and credible reggae acts. We asked promoter DJ Shango, who promotes his parties in Brooklyn, told us "reggae is a universal language that people around the world understand. It's a beautiful thing when the big boys recognize the value of our culture and the business side's benfit."
The lineup includes heavy hitters Shaggy, UB40's Ali Cambell ("Red Red Wine"), mainstay Beres Hammond and middle of the road super star Maxi Priest. "We are good with the lineup but thought they could have brought a little more of the roots...but I'm sure they got plans to do other shows once this one goes down so I hope this goes well," stated veteran promoter Steve-O, visiting from Washington D.C. "I plan to get a bunch of tickets and support the movement."
We here at Mix To Go Magazine have watched the concert and event production arm of Jammins Entertainment establish itself as a major player not just in Brooklyn but as a respected business entity that represents Caribbean culture in New York City. Our team will be on hand to cover the event and take you backstage of this magnificent and historical event. Look for current information on our Facebook page. Bless up!