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homer bair  | nicholas huggins | sista irie   


                                                              cover photographed by  Roy Sweetland

Jamaica

Trinidad & Tobago  

Texas

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lettherebereggae

 

let there be reggae.

A unique event showcasing a curated snapshot of Reggae music and a worldwide Dancehall culture.

date: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2022  time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  location: Aaru | The Four Ambassadors Building

801 Brickell Bay Drive | Miami, FL 33131

               

  Musical Guests:

Baby Cham Supa Twitch iiConz Luga

6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. EAT, DRINK & VIEW |  8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. INTRODUCTION OF ARTISTS |  9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. THE ONE HOUR VIBE!

 Entrance fee: $25.00

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 Suzette Speaks

hosted by:

the cuisine by:

 Chef Brown 

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Thank you

Stephanie Jean
Jennifer "Brown Suga" Brown 
Chef Marvin Brown
Tati Tina 
Derek Smith
Howie Chung
Angela Chung
Neil McGarry

Judge Michael Davis
Tiffany Heckler  
Alex Heckler, Esq.
Commissioner Jared Moskowitz

Consulate General Oliver Mair
Consulate General Joanne Brooks
Vice Consul Louisa Garcia
John Collier

Bobby DuBose
Yvette DuBose

Representative Dan Daley
Gish Warren

Nicole DeSouza
Rapha
Lisa Lee
Gia Tutalo-Mote
Omen Hybrid 
William Exemar
Mike Kaplan
Eric Schwartzreich, Esq.
Mila Schwartreich, Esq. 
Alexis and Guy Bury
Bradford Cohen, Esq.
Michael McMullen, Esq.
David DiPietro, Esq.
Courtney Crush, Esq.
Jason Crush, Esq.
David Muir
"Rasta Chin"
Maria Hitchens
Maxine Walters
Ranking Levy
Ellen G
Patricia Chin
Simone March
Johnny March
Cary Grant
Rob "Prototype" McLymont
Andy Torres
Delroy Escoffery
Dave Leard
"Jackie"
Janet Davis

 
 

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sista Irie

Sista Irie is an internationally recognized photojournalist, radio host and radio producer. She has been covering the history of reggae music since the mid 1980's. Her show "Conscious Party" began in 1986 and continues today on Reggae Global Radio in South Florida. Her many years of experience in radio, writing and photography offers a unique view of Jamaican music and culture. Her knowledge is further enhanced by many years of thought provoking interviews with reggae's most distinguished artists. Her close relationship to the music and the intimate understanding of the artistes life and careers enhances her approach to photography offering a deep look into the emotion and driving forces that make music more than an art but a healing. 

nicholas Huggins

 

Nicholas Huggins is an Artist and Creative Director from Trinidad & Tobago. He is the founder of Backyard Design Co., a full service, award winning creative agency. Nicholas is also the co-founder of ISLND.IO, an NFT Consultancy & Studio. Nicholas has won many design awards through his time both as a freelancer as well as his stint as a senior art director at McCann Port-of-Spain.

His focus right now is on delivering unique branding and packaging design to his clients as well as creating bespoke illustrations.

He has worked with a range of clients including Google, McDonald’s, Johnnie Walker, Kes the Band, Angostura, Nestle, Digicel, bMobile, NGC, The Maritime Financial Group, CGA, Caribbean Roasters, Sissons Paint, bpTT, Tru Valu and many more.

 homer Bair

The Founder of the Cooyah Clothing Line

circa1987 

New York City

supa Twitch

Hailing from East Kingston, Supa Twitch was influenced by sounds and selectors such as Stone Love and Webba of Black Stone, hence the reason for Supa Twitch’s strong foundation.

 

The first Sound he played was a sound called SUPERSONIC in 1988 and he moved on a year later to BLACK STONE.

 

After moving to NYC in 1991 Supa Twitch made another step forward in his career by joining New York’s infamous juggling sound AFRIQUE SOUNDSTATION. In 2001, Supa Twitch decided to eventually move on in the industry as a solo act. This transition from Afrique team member to solo selector has proven to be quite a powerful move for Supa Twitch’s career. Supa Twitch has many other accolades under his belt. Supa Twitch’s expansive career has enabled him to tour through out not just Asia, but Europe, America, South America and the Caribbean with artists including Kevin Little and Spragga Benz. Supa Twitch talents have also landing him in the music production chair and features in movies. 

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LTBR FLASHBACK 

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