Reggae Month actions are not just targeted exclusively in the corporate space. Many thanks to Kumar Bent, dwell audio lovers of the breadbasket parish of St Elizabeth, the musician’s house parish, are invited to lace up their boots and sign up for the trek on Kumar’s Kulture Stroll. With a start off on February 1, the singer organised a collection of dwell audio activities at various locations across St Elizabeth – with the intent to expose talent, and introduce some musical excitement into an in any other case relaxed aspect of the island.
“It’s a ton, but it’s taking place. There are a ton of artistes from Black River, Treasure Seaside, and there’s absolutely nothing taking place in this article on a regular foundation, in conditions of dwell activities. I observed the possibility to invite my good friends in the audio and I seized it. I would have cherished to lead more to Reggae Month in Kingston, but I feel there’s more than enough taking place, and more than enough persons there to make it materialize,” the previous direct singer of Raging Fyah explained to The Gleaner. So with Kingston currently a hotbed of Reggae Month actions, Kumar planned some activities of his possess.
On Feburary 1, Kumar’s attempts opened with Kulture Stroll Are living, headlined by himself and veteran performer Ken Boothe. Also highlighted ended up up-and-coming functions Kenny Smith, Shari Jacobs and another Raging Fyah alum, the band’s 2nd and very last direct singer, Journey. “He’s from St Elizabeth. We’re making an attempt to drive St Elizabeth talent. The band that performed for Ken Boothe are actually my very little cousins from St Elizabeth. They’ve been teaching and we obtained them to the degree where by they’re equipped to complete and participate in on a phase. That is a single of the most important focuses. I’m making an attempt to affect the persons from my facet of Jamaica,” Kumar shared.
Kulture Stroll Bar & Album
He is also making an attempt to deepen his roots, and develop more fruit for his house and family. Kulture Stroll Are living opened at a venue of the exact same name – Kumar’s possess juice bar – to be opened soon. “I constructed the constructing, it’s currently there.”
On February 7, Kulture ‘walked’ to Las Vegas Cafe in Black River with the exact same line-up, minus Ken Boothe. There, the vocalists ended up backed by Stress Invasion band from Montego Bay. The pursuing day, Treasure Seaside was addressed to Kumar, Indie Allen and Yaadcore – all presented with a dwell band. “All these activities are dwell bands, for the reason that I’m making an attempt to make confident that we never do any seem method performances from the functions that we’re making an attempt to endorse. I’m really making an attempt to pull talent into the parish and share the tradition, as the name indicates,” he additional.
Kulture Stroll proceeds on February fifteen in Bull Savannah, featuring Notis Heavyweight Rockers, Chevaughn, Mackeehan and Alicia Scott.
Kumar’s penchant for scheduling isn’t new. Several years in the past, he was instrumental in producing Wickie Wackie into the prime beachside concert location it is these days. “When I started off Wickie Wackie years in the past with the Raging Fyah men, it was one thing I had a passion for to preserve carrying out activities that can expose talent, for the reason that a ton of persons arrived out of Wickie Wackie. Some of the stars now, their initially clearly show was at Wickie Wackie. So it’s really remarkable to see that it’s taking place once again in St Elizabeth,” he reported.
As Kulture Stroll is the name of Kumar’s Reggae Month initiative across St Elizabeth, and the name of his soon-to-open up juice bar, Kulture Stroll is also the name of Kumar’s future thirteen tracks prolonged album, scheduled for launch afterwards this year.
“My album is actually completely ready. I’m in the last stages. And it’s not fully reggae, as persons may well be expecting from me for the reason that of my record. This album is really a emotion. It is where by I’m at in my life. It is some sincere music with sincere emotion that I’m making an attempt to put out there. I feel my supporters and persons who have listened to me in the previous with Raging Fyah will enjoy my emotion, my sincere true self,” he reported.