Promising first step for Gungo Walk Fest

Promising first step for Gungo Walk Fest

Written by Editor

Topics: Art & Photography, Music, Parties & Festivals

The Gungo Walk World Alternative Music & Arts Festival – a welcomed addition to the local arts and entertainment calendar – captured the collective imagination of the patrons in attendance at its inaugural staging at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC) on September 1. The all-day event satiated the senses with interesting sights, exciting and entertaining sounds, mouth-watering aromas and unbridled creative energy.

Pentateuch

Organised by the Joy Mechanics duo of Michael Sean Harris and Michael Holgate, in collaboration with EMC, Gungo Walk proved to be a complete celebration of the visual and performing arts, which showcased the “dynamism and versatility” of Jamaican music and culture. The festival featured performances from Acmatic, SEZi, Black As Cole, Stone Dub, Sky Grass and Pentateuch, among others. Theatre groups and poets included Quilt, Tableaux, UWI Pop Society and Tribe Sankofa.

The festival climaxed with “Armchair Rebelution”, headlined by Michael Sean Harris, Tessanne Chin and Di Blueprint (Jamaica’s Global Battle of the Bands winners). Pree Jamaica was unfortunately unable to attend this section of the festival, but by all accounts it was a blast (check out the video after the jump). An official Jamaica 50 endorsed event, Gungo Walk also featured a vendor marketplace, kiddies village, art installations, dance, story-telling, film presentations, workshops and international cuisine.

Acmatic

Heneka Watkis-Porter of Patwa Apparel with a "Rait Jamiekan Rait" Limited Edition T-Shirt

Sketch artist Jeffrey Perry at work.

Capoeira Jamaica

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