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A musical thanksgiving

Published:Friday | November 25, 2016 | 11:00 AM
Hospiten's Sergio and Milena Lopez.
Host Mark Kovinsky with Tryall Club's finance director Patricia Henry.
From left: Jamie Wright shares lens time with Nicholas and Marie Chuck.
Jodie-Marie and Rochelle Sukhram get a warm greeting from Carl Hussey.
Gal pals Salome Campbell (left) and Kimberly Roach.
These three young men, came to dance and they did (from left) Tevin-Lloyd Thompson, Jamar Harrison and Kyle Purcell.
Former boxing champ Lennox Lewis and his wife, Violet, in a loving mood.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

Mark and Paula Kovinsky took their 'Give Thanks' party several notches up this year, a move that could see them having to change their venue.

On Wednesday night, the couple again opened up their fabulous Harmony Hill home at the exclusive Tryall Club, celebrating what can be dubbed as a musical Thanksgiving.

The Kovinsky's gift was the indomitable Hawaiian-based artiste J Boog, whose fusion of reggae, hip-hop and rhythm and blues had the audience in awe. Fresh from a successful run on the 'Welcome to JamRock' cruise, J Boog's stellar performance equates to a conscious reggae party.

With a proven track record of hosting some of the best shindigs this side of the region, the American-based couple combined what could easily be tagged a mini-Reggae Sumfest by putting the energetic, highvibes Christopher Martin on the same stage, on the same night.

A two-for-one combo it was, as hundreds of guests rocked to the dancehall and hardcore reggae in a setting fit for princes and princesses.

A spectacularly beautiful and modern stage greeted guests on arrival, an obvious precursor of what was to come.

Flashing lights and big screens atop a swimming pool gave unofficial accolades to the organisers, while J Boog spoke about eating Jamaican patties and curried fish, and Chris Martin delivered the climax that the Hawaiian-based artiste had built up.

Martin took the audience to higher heights and, many times during his performance, his compilation reminded those capable of feeling love that this was one of the most beautiful passions God had created.

For Martin, there was No Paper Love. all he wanted to express was Baby I love you Darling and, before long, he gave it all with Take My Love.

Whether Kovinsky will have to build a bigger villa to accommodate her growing list of guests is yet to be told.

One thing is for sure. Making the A-list for this event is a musical blessing!

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com