The Mighty Junebugg – a June of all Trades


Park Jam – August 2009, the last of the summer
August 13, 2009, 5:55 pm
Filed under: DJing, Events, Park Jam 2009

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

dj S.O.U.L.O. rocked a nice set (as usual) at Park Jam

Park Jam essentials for any toddler

Park Jam essentials for any toddler

Button Pusha & Christine playing a lovely game of chess

Button Pusha & Christine playing a lovely game of chess

One Love Community

One Love Community

Lynn, Abigail and Sara at the kids craft table

Lynn, Abigail and Sara at the kids craft table

Park Jam is a potluck, if you eat, you should contribute

Park Jam is a potluck, if you eat, you should contribute

Kris Ransom, Shania D and Ras Indio loved the Macavelli & Cheese

Kris Ransom, Shania D and Ras Indio loved the Macavelli & Cheese

the grill, as always, was in full effect

the grill, as always, was in full effect

Jah Amen taught a drum class

Jah Amen taught a drum class

We had Park Jam shirts of all shapes and sizes

We had Park Jam shirts of all shapes and sizes

Mighty Junebugg on the 1's n 2's

Mighty Junebugg on the 1's n 2's

Zulu represented at Park jam

Zulu represented at Park jam

park jam accessories

park jam accessories

a beautiful family enjoying the day

a beautiful family enjoying the day

Lynn and her crafty nature mask

Lynn and her crafty nature mask

chubby cheek Makah

chubby cheek Makah

Before long it was time for the Youth Talent show to begin

Isaiah had moves for days!

Isaiah had moves for days!

Jeremiah did the jerk

Jeremiah did the jerk

the crowd adored all the youth performances

the crowd adored all the youth performances

Guy, a proud papa, looks on

Guy, a proud papa, looks on

his son, Jacob played guitar

his son, Jacob played guitar

These twin sisters blew everyone away!!!

These twin sisters blew everyone away!!!

His talent was light saber fighting and he did it well!

His talent was light saber fighting and he did it well!

We had a young singer

We had a young singer

this 12 year old kid Jojo had some fresh moves!

this 12 year old kid Jojo had some fresh moves!

Twinkle twinkle little star.....

Twinkle twinkle little star.....

J Ross Parrelli helped sing A-B-C-D-E-F-G.....

J Ross Parrelli helped sing A-B-C-D-E-F-G.....

All the participants of the youth talent show

All the participants of the youth talent show

El Boogie in the mix

El Boogie in the mix

I don't know the artist but this jewelry was amazing!

I don't know the artist but this jewelry was amazing!

the day was HOT but everyone enjoyed it

the day was HOT but everyone enjoyed it

Angie was so cute!

Angie played the drum and made her mama & papa proud

stylish baby footwear

stylish baby footwear

Axé starting her shopping career early

Axé starting her shopping career early

this Park Jammer fell asleep with his shirt off in the sun (hee hee)

this Park Jammer fell asleep with his shirt off in the sun (hee hee)

Renzito y Junebugg

Renzito y Junebugg

Jah Beloved represented at Park Jam

Jah Beloved represented at Park Jam

Jah Beloved is the first band in 6 years to ever play 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

Rich Spirit & Bardo from Buyepongo played along to dj Renz's set

dj Renz with the cumbias set

dj Renz with the cumbias set

dance fever

dance fever

From noon til night we do it right at Park Jam

From noon til night we do it right at Park Jam

late night latin dance session

late night latin dance session

We had TWO generators to power the band & dj set up

We had TWO generators to power the band & dj set up

The end… see y’all at the 2010 Park Jams!

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June 09 Park Jam
June 11, 2009, 4:10 am
Filed under: Events, Life, Music, Park Jam 2009

I took tons of pictures, but here are some highlights…

 

17 year old rapping protege young Nucleus was dope

17 year old rapping protege young Nucleus was dope

dj S.O.U.L.O. put it down

dj S.O.U.L.O. put it down

 

just another break at the water cooler

just another break at the water cooler

Renzito y Junebugg

Renzito y Junebugg

some of the general atmosphere

some of the general atmosphere

We printed out 1st round of Park Jam shirts. in July we will have them for $10

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!

one of Seven's cool toys... perfect for Park Jam!

Kris Ransom, grill crew supervisor

Kris Ransom, grill crew supervisor

dj S.O.U.L.O made some amazing kabobs

dj S.O.U.L.O made some amazing kabobs

Yours truly with Double A, Deps and Dr.oOp

Yours truly with Double A, Deps and Dr.oOp

Some of the Appleton St. Crew and affiliates

Some of the Appleton St. Crew and affiliates

Gideon had fun as usual

Gideon had fun as usual

 

Meserak & I are Gemini's

Meserak & I are Gemini's

Seven had RAD toys!

Seven had RAD toys!

Dr.oOp & the Irish Kaos

Dr.oOp & the Irish Kaos

the General holding it down

the General holding it down

Deps on the 1's & 2's

Deps on the 1's & 2's

painter Jonas Lynch represented at Park Jam

painter Jonas Lynch represented at Park Jam

 

it was a beautiful day

it was a beautiful day

Here is the first layer of black

Here is the first layer of black

He was able to create a beautiful piece at the Park

He was able to create a beautiful piece at the Park

Rest In Peace Isaac Canales aka Dread I, you will be missed!

Rest In Peace Isaac Canales aka Dread I, you will be missed!



DOIN’ IT IN THE PARK!, photos by Jude Vela Diallo
June 2, 2009, 4:48 pm
Filed under: Art, Cooking, DJing, Events, Life, Music, Park Jam 2009

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…FRONTPRINTBACKPRINT

Renz: Listen Recovery Crew

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