All set for Wet Fete

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

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CARNIVAL juggernaut Bacchanal Jamaica rings in the new season with Soc'In Wet Fete — Cooler Edition at the historic Morgan's Harbour, located on the Palisadoes peninsula in Kingston, on Saturday. The soca beach party is scheduled for a 1:00 pm start.

Michael Ammar Jr, a director of the 19-year-old entity, said 'Wet Fete' was brought back as part of Bacchanal Jamaica's offering by popular demand.

“We had it for 10 years then discontinued it... However, our faithful patrons over years have been asking for it and we eventually obliged. It's a high-energy party with lots of fun,” Ammar Jr told Jamaica Observer.

The Bacchanal director said Morgan's Harbour provided the “ideal location”.

“It's a beach party on the sand with lots of drinks, so Morgan's Harbour is the perfect setting. It has good parking, security, swimming pool, and sea... It's gonna be a great occasion to kick-start the carnival season,” he said.

Rostered to provide the day's soundtrack are King Taj, Coppershot, Chromatic, and DJ Tyler.

“They'll be playing the latest soca music as well as the hits of yesteryear... each disc jock will bring their own flavour to the event,” said Ammar Jr.

As for this year's costumes for the road march, the director said Bacchanal's suite of offerings will raise the bar.

“We have a whole team of designers out of New York, Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica... The designs are very Brazilian in nature, using cutting-edge material. There's a front line and super front line, which are very beefed-up costumes for the persons who want to go out and put on a show. There is also a 'Sunday Wear' for people who don't want to wear costumes; these have been jazzed up and [are]fancier,” said Ammar Jr.

“There's a smoother distribution system of costume in place. Also, we have a delivery service for a small additional cost. All that information is on our website,” he said.

The director said Bacchanal's road march will feature live acts in addition to disc jocks.

“We'll have KES (the Band), Destra, and (Ricardo) Drue, as well as top deejays from around the region and globally,” he said. “In Jamaica we are carnival... We are Bacchanal Jamaica.”

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