Cross Di Wataz for Portmore Mall

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Since its inaugural staging, in March 2017, the twice-yearly street dance Cross Di Wataz continues to gain traction with patrons. The latest edition is scheduled for the Portmore Mall parking lot in St Catherine on Wednesday, May 22.

“Normally events take a time to build and garner attention. However, it has been different with Cross Di Wataz. Our very first staging brought out thousands of patrons and it has been consistently doing so ever since,” Charles Barrett, a member of Portmore Society, promoters of the event, told the Jamaica Observer.

He explained how Cross Di Wataz came about.

“The name originated from the fact that Portmore is widely referred to as 'Cross Di Wataz'. When someone says they are going 'cross di Wataz', everybody in Jamaica knows that they are talking about Portmore. The concept is a premier street dance vibes, high energy with a touch of premium. Portmore Society is aligned over the years with premium events,” said Barrett.

Selectors ZJ Liquid, Di Unit with Bada Bling and Boom Boom and Barry Hype, have been commissioned to provide the musical selections at Cross Di Wataz.

“Patrons can come and expect the usual high energy, dancehall street vibes, premium logistics, and secure venue with ample parking,” said Barrett.

— Kevin Jackson

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