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If you don’t already know Jae Blaze, it’s definitely time to get familiar. This super innovative Toronto-based choreographer has worked with everyone from Rihanna to The Black Eyed Peas to Nicki Minaj. She’s also put in work spreading dancehall style to the broader dance community and to the mainstream, having choreographed a routine to Mavado’s “Star Bwoy” on Canada’s So You Think You Can Dance, among other things.
Words by Jesse Serwer, Photos by Tono—
On Wednesday night, Large Up brought the bashment to Winter Music Conference with the first ever Miami edition of New York’s famed Rice and Peas party, featuring a special performance from Mr. Vegas. Rice and Peas DJs Orijahnal Vibez, Max Glazer, DJ Gravy and DJ Maya set the tone for the night with top-notch dancehall selections while super MC Micro Don got the crowd hype with his mic chatter, Mixpak Records chief/Vybz Kartel producer Dre Skull took things to the left with some tropical bass and Trinidadian swimwear designer Elysia Persad debuted her Colly Dolly brand with a brief runway show. Everything, of course, built up to Mr. Vegas’ set, which featured the expected medley of classic hits like “Heads High” and “She’s a Ho.”
Words by Jesse Serwer—
Fresh off of his recent ventures into dancing calypso and the Lighting Bolt, Prince Harry continued his whirlwind trip through the Caribbean by “dancing reggae” (as the BBC put it) during his visit to Jamaica yesterday. The appropriately named Mark Large, among other British cameramen, caught the redheaded Royal rocking some fresh blue suede Desert Clarks (the Daily Mail was equally impressed with this detail as we are) while stepping with some young ladies from Kingston’s Rise Life youth program, as a band played “One Love.” Watch how it all went down here.
Words and Photos by Erin MacLeod—
Over the past week, the Eastern Caribbean spent quite a bit of time out in the streets partying. Trinidad and Tobago has, by far, the most famous Carnival, but the island of Dominica, located between Martinique and Guadeloupe, hosts its own unique version.