Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer
Dwayne 'Chozenn' Besentie, in collaboration with recording label Triple Dose Production, is gearing up to host the first edition of a planned weekly event called Rum Bar Sundaze. According to him, Rum Bar Sundaze is about building back the vibe to the old capital.
"It is all about chilling on a Sunday, playing some dominoes and other games. The main idea is to create a fun atmosphere, building back the vibe with some clean fun," Chozenn said.
Rum Bar Sundaze will be held at the Lime Tree Grove Community Centre in Spanish Town, St Catherine, starting April 29. It runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Chozenn said that entertainment events have been scarce in the community and his intention is to revive the attention that was once enjoyed by the old capital. "I have hosted events there before, but that was a long time ago. This is just to bring back that vibe, something for the people to relax to and bring back the love. Everybody is invited, but we are mostly targeting the people of Spanish Town," he said.
Rum Bar Sundaze will carry a special liquor package. The event is also free as, according to Chozenn, chilling should not attract a price. "Admission is free because the main aim is to build a chilling vibe, and people shouldn't have to pay to 'chillax' and listen some good music," he said.
The good music that Chozenn speaks of will be played by Spanish Town-based sound system J Star Song. Rum Bar Sundaze will also feature special guest DJs such as DJ Najair, DJ Metro and Rebel T. There will also be a performance from a guest artiste each week.
An event sponsored by Rum Bar means liquor in abundance. However, Chozenn says Triple Dose is committed to promoting responsible drinking. "Our target audience is 18 and over, because alcohol is involved and we practise safe drinking. We will also have soup for detox and roast fish will be on sale as well," Chozenn said.
Rum Bar Sundaze will also set the platform for the hosting of Spanish Jamboree at the Spanish Town Prison Oval on July 28, as part of Spanish Town's Jamaica 50 celebrations.
"This weekly event will build the momentum for Spanish Town Jamboree, so we just want everybody to turn out with a clean heart to have some clean fun. It is a good vibe for a Sunday evening. People are already receiving the promotions positively and are updating their BlackBerry with our flyer. So the energy being generated is already positive," he said.