WATCH: Dancehall Road March takes over Kingston streets on Boxing Day
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dancehall Road March revellers took to the streets of Kingston on Boxing Day as the event returned following a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dancehall Queen Carlene , who is among the organisers of the event, was accompanied by scores of supporters of the Jamaican music genre as they made their way out of the Police Officer’s Club on Hope Road. Dancehall artistes Razor B and Stacious along with a host of notable dancers were also among the participants. Revellers could be seen gyrating in the streets as dancehall tracks emanated from the speakers of the moving trucks.
The march is the brainchild of Whirlwind International Group Chief Executive Officer, Michael Dawson.
Several traffic changes have been made to facilitate the event which is slated to end at approximately 2:15 pm.
The changes are as follows during the event:
– Traffic travelling along Kingsway towards Hope Road will be diverted onto Waterloo Road; however, motorists going to Andrews Memorial Hospital will be facilitated;
– Traffic travelling along Hope Road from Half Way Tree will be diverted onto Trafalgar Road;
– As the parade passes Kingsway heading towards Waterloo Road and Hope Road, traffic travelling southerly along Waterloo Road will be diverted onto Devon Road towards Kingsway onto Hope Road; and
– Waterloo Avenue and South Avenue will remain closed until the parade passes.