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A Taste Of Reggae Sumfest

Published: Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AM

Reggae when we Reggae smoothie from the Acoustic Cafe.

We all know how reggae music feels, but how about how it tastes? Patrons at the 25th staging of Reggae Sumfest will have the opportunity to experience just that at the first Sumfest Acoustic Cafe Pop-Up Restaurant – a main highlight in the Food Court during the festival.

In photo: Calaloo pizza from Acoustic Cafe.

The Sumfest Acoustic Cafe is the second restaurant franchise concept under the FRANJAM company, managed by Gary Matalon – a franchise company founded to own, develop and license Jamaican-themed restaurants.

At the Sumfest Acoustic Cafe, patrons will be able to hear, see, feel and taste reggae while enjoying a range of healthy and yummy menu items such as an array of soups, salads, wraps, pizzas, and a live juice bar all against the rich backdrop of footage and performances from the last 25 years of Sumfest.

So let’s dish out some of the palatable star acts, shall we?

Hermine Homestyle plans to cater for Sumfest patrons, like they’ve done for the last 25 years. While Yard Spice has been a constant feature at the festival for over 10 years, serving up Jamaican delights to the patrons. Soupy John, well known for his creative soups, hopes to stir things up and satisfy appetites, while Conquering Lion Ital will be showcasing his healthy ‘ital’ selections for all to savour. Roti King and Chefs for Life will offer a fusion of Asian and Indian cuisine. And Mr Lees will be serving up his tasty pizzas.

In photo: Prelude to a Kiss Veggie Ball from Ashanti. 

Creative Food and Soup promises a variety of seafood and non-traditional curries, while newcommers Rain Forest’s Fish Pot, Sabbioso and Ashanti Oasis will be making their national delectable debut to the exciting Sumfest Acoustic Cafe.

Another first for the festival will be the inclusion of two restaurants in the VIP area. Alessandro’s will delight the palate of VIP patrons with delectable dishes such as Pimento jerked pork, Mama Lee’s rack o’ ribs, and slow-roasted honey glazed pork shoulder, while EITS Cafe will offer barrel roasted chicken, beef and shrimp kebabs, fresh salads and more.

As an added treat, Kimberlee Howell, owner of Alessandro’s, has provided a recipe for reggae lovers to try at home.

Kim’s Slow-Roasted Honey Glazed Pork Shoulder

Ingredients

1 cup plus 2tbsp soy sauce, divided

1/4 cup granulated sugar

3tbs. chopped garlic

1/4 cup chopped scallions

2-3lb boneless, skin-on pork shoulder

2tbs olive oil

Kosher salt

Freshly grounded black pepper

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup honey

 

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 275°F.

2. In a large bowl, combine one cup of the soy sauce with sugar, garlic, and scallions, stirring until mixed. Score the skin of the pork by slicing a crosshatch pattern through the skin down to the meat. This will help excess fat render out and allow more of the marinade to soak in. Place the pork in the marinade and toss to coat evenly. Marinate overnight.

3. Place the marinated pork in the middle of a baking sheet. Bake for 1-11/2 hours depending on the weight of the pork. Increase oven to 5008F. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, honey, and remaining soy sauce, stirring until smooth. Spoon the honey glaze over the top of the pork, making sure to fill the cracks and crevices on top. Bake for 20 additional minutes until sugar is dark brown and caramelised, and the top of the pork is crispy.

4. Slice the pork into 1/2 inch slices, and plate with roasted Irish or sweet potatoes and vegetables of your choice. Spoon the reserved pan juices on top of the pork, and enjoy!

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Reggae Sumfest: Virtual Access Granted To Millions Worldwide
Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:56 PM

The world will be watching the best of reggae and dancehall on stage at Reggae Sumfest when the main concert opens on Friday, July 21 at Catherine Hall, Montego Bay. Red Stripe presents Reggae Sumfest 25, will raise the bar in the quality of food offerings, venue layout and worldwide accessibility.

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Reggae Sumfest to feature highly anticipated Second-Generation Reggae Performers

By: RBA Publishing June 30, 2017
Reggae Sumfest 2017 features Meleku the son of Sizzla & Davianah, the daughter of Tony Rebel.
Creativity must be in the genes as Sizzla’s son Meleku is making a name for himself as a reggae artist, appearing on stage alongside his famous father the past few years and now will be performing at the Main Event on July 22nd.
Another relatively new artist is Davianah, the daughter of the legendary Tony Rebel also performing at the Main Event Night 2, July 22nd, 2017. Reggae fans worldwide are eagerly anticipating these performances as they have been listening to their parents for decades.

If you can’t attend in person do make sure you tune in to the 360Degree Live Stream.

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-RBA Publishing June 30, 2017

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O Reggae Sumfest retorna a Montego Bay durante o verão da ilha para a sua 25ª edição, carregando a alcunha de “Maior Show de Reggae da Terra”. Entre os dias 16 a 22 de julho, o festival de música que atrai milhares de entusiastas do reggae e fãs do dancehall de todo o mundo, apresenta alguns dos maiores expoentes do gênero. O lineup para este ano inclui nomes como Sean Paul, Beenie Man e Sean Kingston. Outros convidados muito populares que também estarão presentes são Alkaline, Mavado, Sizzla e Jah Cure. A lista completa terá um total de 30 atrações e como adição a um evento recheado de músicos de ponta, a ilha ainda oferece praias incríveis, uma gastronomia de tirar o fôlego e toda a simpatia dos moradores locais. (more…)

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Next month, Reggae Sumfest will celebrate its 25th anniversary. As the world gears up to once again once again turns its eyes to the reggae capital of the world, The Sunday Gleaner reflects on the legacy of one of the greatest reggae shows on Earth. (more…)

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An Authentic VIP experience awaits you at the Beach Party Pre-Event<

Tickets to the Sumfest Beach Party are affordable & available on our TICKET Page. However, there are also a few different VIP Packages available that include your own PRIVATE CABANA, Party Host (Beach Bunny), Drinks, Car Passes, & Tickets. The ultimate vacation experience awaits you at #ReggaeSumfest Pre-Events. (more…)

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The Best Caribbean Summer Parties
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Jamaica’s largest music festival is also the island’s biggest party. The weeklong celebration is staged at Montego Bay, and features local reggae and dancehall artists. Before the music starts, the fun kicks off with a beach party, a musical day cruise and the famous “All White Party.” When the concerts get underway, audiences arrive with their own “reggae beds” — flattened cardboard boxes for sitting and chilling between dance sessions. The 2017 Sumfest runs from July 16 to 22. (more…)