Park Jam – August 2009, the last of the summer
August 2nd was the last Park Jam of the 2009 season and we definitely went out with a bang! We also had a few firsts… a Youth Talent Show and a live band Jah Beloved for the first time in 6 years. The weather was perfect and Polo brought out a bangin sound system so we could go out in style. Pictures say a thousand words so I’m gonna just get right into the action…
dj S.O.U.L.O. rocked a nice set (as usual) at Park Jam
Park Jam essentials for any toddler
Button Pusha & Christine playing a lovely game of chess
One Love Community
Lynn, Abigail and Sara at the kids craft table
Park Jam is a potluck, if you eat, you should contribute
Kris Ransom, Shania D and Ras Indio loved the Macavelli & Cheese
the grill, as always, was in full effect
Jah Amen taught a drum class
We had Park Jam shirts of all shapes and sizes
Mighty Junebugg on the 1's n 2's
Zulu represented at Park jam
park jam accessories
a beautiful family enjoying the day
Lynn and her crafty nature mask
chubby cheek Makah
Before long it was time for the Youth Talent show to begin
Isaiah had moves for days!
Jeremiah did the jerk
the crowd adored all the youth performances
Guy, a proud papa, looks on
his son, Jacob played guitar
These twin sisters blew everyone away!!!
His talent was light saber fighting and he did it well!
We had a young singer
this 12 year old kid Jojo had some fresh moves!
Twinkle twinkle little star.....
J Ross Parrelli helped sing A-B-C-D-E-F-G.....
All the participants of the youth talent show
El Boogie in the mix
I don't know the artist but this jewelry was amazing!
the day was HOT but everyone enjoyed it
Angie played the drum and made her mama & papa proud
stylish baby footwear
Axé starting her shopping career early
this Park Jammer fell asleep with his shirt off in the sun (hee hee)
Renzito y Junebugg
Jah Beloved represented at Park Jam
Jah Beloved is the first band in 6 years to ever play at Park Jam
Rich Spirit & Bardo from Buyepongo played along to dj Renz's set
dj Renz with the cumbias set
From noon til night we do it right at Park Jam
late night latin dance session
We had TWO generators to power the band & dj set up
The end… see y’all at the 2010 Park Jams!
June 09 Park Jam
I took tons of pictures, but here are some highlights…
17 year old rapping protege young Nucleus was dope
dj S.O.U.L.O. put it down
just another break at the water cooler
Renzito y Junebugg
some of the general atmosphere
We printed out 1st round of Park Jam shirts, thank you Listen Clothing! in July we will have them for $10
one of Seven's cool toys... perfect for Park Jam!
Kris Ransom, grill crew supervisor
dj S.O.U.L.O made some amazing kabobs
Yours truly with Double A, Deps and Dr.oOp
Some of the Appleton St. Crew and affiliates
Gideon had fun as usual
Meserak & I are Gemini's
Seven had RAD toys!
Dr.oOp & the Irish Kaos
the General holding it down
Deps on the 1's & 2's
painter Jonas Lynch represented at Park Jam
it was a beautiful day
Here is the first layer of black
He was able to create a beautiful piece at the Park
Rest In Peace Isaac Canales aka Dread I, you will be missed!
DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK!, photos by Jude Vela Diallo
Every 1st Sunday during the summer months, Long Beach has it crackin at Park Jam. We bring out the grill & the turntables and 3-400 people come out to celebrate summer and the dopeness that is Long Beach. We bump Reggae, Real Hip Hop, Soul & Funk. All are welcome, kids and adults alike… we have something for everyone! Its FREE, just bring some kind of food to share (we have a massive potluck going on) and maybe a blanket or chair to chill on when you aren’t dancing or mingling. Come enjoy all the WESTCOAST has to offer this Sunday. I’ll also be celebrating my birthday and bonvoyage to Maui the next day…