March saw the Hillcrest Quarry play host to the summer edition of the Jammin Reggae Fest, an all day festival that celebrates peace all things reggae. This Caribbean extravaganza mixed the vibrant sounds of reggae with its bubbly fans and the amazing flavours of Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine for what was an unforgettable event.
Triple Crown opened the festival as reggae loves arrived at the quarry to enjoy a jam packed day of music under the African sun. He was followed by The Roots Rockers, Sons of Selassie, Azania and then Rivertones. Then the main headlining act took to the stage, they were of course The Rudimentals, one of South Africa’s oldest and most well known reggae and ska band. Even the big sound and energetic vocalists of The Rudimentals were no problem for our talented students, who ran a flawless show. To end off the evening, Triple Crown played a blistering set of drum & bass and reggae fusion that kept the party going till late.
With Cape Town’s top reggae bands performing, there was no margin for error and our students from our Live Sound Committee made sure that everything ran like clockwork under the ever watchful eye of our Live Sound Director, Terence Collings. Outdoor festivals like Jammin Reggae fest are a great live sound training environment for our students, as they have to setup and break down all the equipment, run all the sound and be prepared to deal with any eventuality that might occur. Opportunities like these allow for our students who have a passion for live sound to hone their skills, and it gives them that extra vital experience that will make them stand out from the crowd in the live sound industry.