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What’s In My Bag: Dancehall in the DC Metro Area

What's In My BagDMV Dancehall Edition

So it’s no secret I love all things Caribbean and that I have a special place in my heart for Jamaica, which is how Raediant Movement’s Dancehall Fusion class was born (A Celebration of Caribbean Dance and Music) .  Through my classes and workshop events  some of you have been asking where I like to party, what dancehall events I go to, and even where you can find some good Caribbean food.

Since moving to the DMV on the more permanent basis in 2006 I have attended different events and have had several different experiences  attending weekly parties, learning about local DJ’s and a lot of other random fun facts you learn while exploring a new city for that one thing you can’t get enough of.  So I decided to share a short list of some of my personal favorite Dancehall/Caribbean related things that I have experienced and enjoyed while searching for Dancehall  in the DC Metro Area. Take a peek in my bag and I encourge you to go check out some the things listed below, click the links but most importantly get up and go experience them for yourself.

Local DJ’s Radio & Parties:

DJ Ricky Platinum

DJ Ablaze

DJ Fyah Oats

Glamma G

Jason Steele

DJ Footlose

DJ Maga

DJ Bimshire 

Weekly Parties I’ve Attended 

Fire Mondays – Timehri

Wayup Wednesday – Cuzco

TunUp Thursday – Sips Lounge

Pure Reggae – Pure Lounge

Where to Find Special Events & all things Dancehall in the DMV, Philly Tri-State, & More:

Bashment Link Up

Birdie Promotions

Soundcloud & Online Radio

Ricky Platinum

Ablazin Radio

DJ Footloose

Yearly Events

Reggae Wine Festival – Linganore Wine Cellars (2016 has not been announced yet)


DC Caribbean Carnival 

Baltimore/DC Carnival

Where I like to eat when I’m jones’n for good Caribbean food

The Jerk Pit

Andrene’s Caribbean Soul Food Cafe

Caribbean Grill

Songs I’m listing to this Week

Popcaan – Fall In Love

Red Fox & Screechie Dan- Pose Off

What are some of your favorite spots in the DMV and who are some of your favorite DJ’s in the area? Share them below!


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