Presented by Jah 9 and RoryStoneLove, the event flow was seamless from entrance to performance. The early part of the evening offered guests a yoga class that left them on a peaceful high. The diverse artistic performances showcased a mix of spoken word, art, dance and fashion. The event that could easily have been dubbed ‘Rastafest’, incorporated the Rastafarian lifestyle into every aspect of the event experience from music to food, fashion to holistic health, indigeneous Rastafarian arts and craft to literature. One of the more popular event exhibits was the ‘Steamers station’ that educated interested guests about the positive effects of ganja and using a ‘steam chalice’ as a healthier alternative to smoking.
Tagged ‘Jah 9 Live in Celebration of Art, Life and Rastafari’, ‘The Dub Treatment’ highlighted the Rastafari lifestyle for guests in keeping with the teaching of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I who was very present and honoured in the event space. The artiste’s performance was presented in two parts giving her an opportunity to change outfits and share the stage with her numerous guests. Jah9’s performance backed by her ‘Dub Treatment’ band, included fan favourites New Name, Avocado, Warning, Legitimate, Intention and Steamers a Bubble.
On the heels of Jah9’s well-received performance, the artiste is currently in Toronto to perform alongside Protoje on the IRemember Manifesto show on March 14th. Jah 9’s rising profile has earned her new fans internationally with a number of overseas performances planned for summer 2014 including Summerjam in Germany, Rototom in Spain, Belawa in Poland and California’s Reggae on the River in August.