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‘Wonderful, but frightening’

REGGAE star on-the-rise Chronixx is still the subject of conversation following his performances on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last Tuesday and a subsequent concert in New York's Central Park at the weekend.

In a recent interview with National Public Radio (NPR) in the United States, the Here Comes Trouble singer noted that he was nervous when performing on the late-night TV show.

"It was wonderful, but frightening, because I knew that everyone in Jamaica was watching, and if you mess up, you mess up in front of your whole family. My mother was watching, my grandmother was watching — it was scary," he told NPR.

The 21-year-old singer was also asked about his set during the free concert inside the New York landmark which attracted the likes of Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger to take in his performance.

"Central Park was definitely, officially, one of my most exciting shows ever. New York City is home to a lot of Jamaicans and Caribbean people — I think there are more Jamaicans here than in Jamaica. It's home. So it feels like getting accepted at home," Chronixx said in the NPR interview.

The Central Park venue is estimated to accommodate 5,500 people and reports indicate that it was filled to capacity once the gates opened, with as many as an additional 2,000 patrons remaining on the outside to listen to his performance.

'Wonderful, but frightening'

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Entertainment Diary  

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

LIME Comedy Café

LIME Comedy Café takes place this evening at South Beach Café, Brompton Road in Kingston. The event will be featuring comedians Ity and Fancy Cat, Blakka Ellis and Professor Nuts. Starting time is at 8:30.

Weddy Weddy 10th Anniversary & Crowning of Miss Weddy Weddy

Weddy Weddy celebrates its 10th anniversary this evening with the crowning of Miss Weddy Weddy and an all-star line-up of performers which include KipRich, Romain Virgo, Berry, Loyal Flames, Niney Badness, Digital Chris, Boom Boom, Harry Hype, among others. The event takes place at the Stone Love HQ, 41 Burlington Avenue, Kingston 10.

THURSDAY, JULY 31

Emancipation Jubilee

The Emancipation Jubilee celebrations take place tomorrow at Seville Heritage Park, St Ann.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

Mello Go Roun'

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's Mello Go Roun' will take place on Friday at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre and will feature award winning pieces from the festival's entries.

French Book Live

French Book Live takes place Friday night at the New Mas Camp, National stadium. The event begins at 2:00 pm and continues until 12 midnight.

Smirnoff Beach Rave

Smirnoff Beach rave unfolds on Friday at the Wavz Beach in Portmore. Starting time is at 2:00 pm.

Twisted Spiritz

Twisted Spirit takes place at Cayenne beach in Negril. The fun begins at 10:00 pm and continues until 4:00 am.

SPF: Cat Cruise 21

SPF: Cat Cruise kicks off at The Pier at the Jewel, Ocho Rios on Friday. Starting time is at 1:00 pm.

BNM Eye Candy

BNM Eye Candy takes place at Cary Island, Ocho Rios. The event begins at 8:00 pm and continues until 2:00 am.

LIME MoBay Jerk Festival

It will be a feast of the tastebuds at the LIME MoBay Jerk Festival which takes place at the Catherine Hall, Montego Bay. The event will fature Celebrity cook- off, Ity and Fancy Cat, Popcaan, among others

Starting time is 11:00 am.

Heart of Ska music festival to be staged August 2

THE Jamaica Cultural Development Commission is in the final stages of preparation for the inaugural music festival — Heart of Ska — to be staged this Saturday, August 2, as part of this year's Independence celebrations.

The festival will be staged at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew starting at 12:00 noon with a daytime programme which will feature film presentations, exhibitions showcasing photos and artifacts of renowned exponent of this music form, The Skatalites, and the ska era, panel discussions, and interactive competitions.

The highlight for the festival will be the main show at 8:00 pm. It will focus on 'Ska Rebirth' which will be led by master drummer Sparrow Martin and will include Ska la Reg, Eric Monty Morris -- the original lead singer of The Skatalites, Derrick Morgan, who was crowned "the King of Ska" by the people of Jamaica and the most prolific hit-maker of the ska era, Strangejah Cole and Bunny & Skully. There will be a special guest performance by American jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis. The performers will all be backed by Fab 5.

The Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre has been transformed into the Jamaica Festival Village, and will be home to many of the events for the holiday period.

The village will feature daily and nightly events and activities for the entire family, including concerts, exhibitions and expositions, kiddies village, rides and attractions.


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