Trench Town is known as the birthplace of reggae music. The number of musical greats that have come from Trench Town, including Bob Marley, is astounding. Ambassador Theatre located in Trench Town, was a place where much of Jamaica's musical talent was showcased. On November 17 the theatre will be the scene of JaMIN at the 'BAS, a concert featuring Derrick Harriott, Ken Boothe, Alaine and others. Also, the top finalists of the JaMIN song competition will perform and the winner will be announced. The Ambassador Theatre which has not been in use for some time is being brought back and the plan is to transform Trench Town into a cultural village.
Ambassador Theatre is located at 1 1/2 Collie Smith Drive. The concert starts at 7.00 p.m. For further details or to purchase tickets contact 876 412 9950.
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To find out more about our tours that take you into Trench Town and our Story of Jamaican Music tour, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 876 540 8570.
Last night, I attended my first dancehall stage show. I'm a Kingstonian woman and all of 35 so it's a little late to be a debutante, but there you have it. The occasion was the “Lime Beenie Man Sizzle” at the National Stadium. On the whole, it was an extremely entertaining experience. The music, the characters. At times it had the air of a well staged, larger than life farce, but like I said, extremely entertaining. Of course, it being my first time, I made several mistakes that the more savvy concert goer would probably have avoided.
Firstly I went way too early. I got there at a little past 10 p.m., parked, made my way through the bank of pan chicken vendors offering up their heady incense. Walked my faux model walk (a friendly gentleman said to me "baby, tek yuh time") through the grand stand seating, and, with the media pass given to me by my "links", made my way to the very front of the venue. I expectantly took my place in front of the stage with great anticipation, and, gasp ... arrived in time to see all the up and comers. Yay! Actually, not really. The trotting out of these lesser performers went on for hours, until at least 1.30 a.m. I knew none of these artistes (which was quite frankly expected) but then I realised, neither did the other patrons. It would have been painful were it not for the immense entertainment value