Cross Di Wataz is on tonight

Saturday, December 15, 2018

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Portmore Mall's parking lot in St Catherine is expected to come alive with tonight's staging of Cross Di Wataz.

Promoted by Portmore Society, the event — now in its second staging — continues to attract a large turnout of patrons.

Promoter Romaine “Luigi” Brown explained Cross Di Wataz's concept.

“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 street dance vibes, high energy with a touch of premium, which as you know Portmore Society is aligned over the years with premium events,” said Brown.

“Portmore was once the hottest spot for events in corporate Jamaica but since recently we fell off and not much events are being held over here. The aim from day one was to bring back that energy to Portmore, which is why two of our most successful events to date, Image and Cross Di Wataz, are only held in Portmore. It's our way of ensuring that the city has some premium events to look forward to every year,” he continued.

Sound system Area Code 876, disc jocks Boom Boom & Harry Hype, and ZJ Liquid are commissioned to provide the music.

Brown gave an insight into what patrons can expect.

“They can expect non-stop musical juggling from the likes of Billboard selector Boom Boom & Harry Hype, ZJ Liquid and Area Code 876 which makes its return to Portmore after so many years of dominance in the Sunshine City,” he said.

DJ Kevin from Area Code 876 is upbeat about his sound system's inclusion.

“Patrons can come and expect the unexpected, plus creativity. We will be bringing back the original Prendy's Pon di Beach vibes where you can never know what you're going to hear.”

Cross Di Wataz was first held in March 2017.

— Kevin Jackson

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