The first Jamaican music festival is here and you need to know about it.
The island country’s musical horizons have been away from the limelight for a while now, overshadowed by its celebration of reggae. Also almost untapped when it comes to music festivals, Jamaica is finally making its way into the live electronic music scene.
Folks, welcome Paradise Lost to your bucket list of scenic music fests. This festival promises the tropical essence of Jamaica coupled with incredible electronic music. Here’s what Jason Newman, one of the festival organizers, has to say about the festival:
“Some Jamaicans don’t know that the genre started here, and some of the foreign markets don’t know either. This is going to educate them to learn about Jamaica and appreciate our music all over again.”
The festival expects a turnout of about 15,000 attendees in March, 2016. This is a great way to benefit the economy of the island country itself, garnering a revenue of over 5 billion dollars and providing approximately 1,500 job opportunities. Keep tabs here for more news.