On Monday, Nov 21st 2012 I hoped on a train to Geneva. The 2 and half hour journey was well worth it. I travelled with Lukas Zimmerman (bass) and met up with Marcel Waldburger (piano) Reto Ohnsorg (drums) travelling in from Basel and Zug. We played the taste of Jamaica everyone was looking out for.... a taste of Bob Marley, Harry Belafonte, UB40, Beres Hammond and Alexia Gardner!
I came home totally rejuvinated! Happy that I had the chance to immerse myself in a little bit of my roots - Jamaica. A warm thank you to our new Jamaican Ambassador - Wayne McCook. I had the privilege of singing at the Embassy of Jamaica events in both Shanghai and Beijing back in 2006 when Wayne McCook was the Jamaican Ambassador to China. (Here is a short flyer of that China/Jamaica Event)
Now Wayne McCook is here to 'wake up' Switzerland!
Thank you to all the Mission of Jamaica and WIPO staff for inviting us to perform on Monday and taking such great care of us. Thank you Sacha for the 'Rolls Royce PA System', Samar, Roger and Co for making sure we were fed and watered all evening.
I am already recruiting all of my 'Desperate Jamaican Housewives' for the 2012 JAMAICAN BALL!!
Well, I can extend that invitation to just about any 'Desperate Housewife' or 'Desperate Professional' here in Switzerland that is just yeaaaarning for some JAMAICAN VIBES!!
Roll on JAMAICAN BALL 2012! (Actually 2012 marks the the 50th birthday of this incredible island in the Caribbean Sea. Look out for a whole wealth of exciting world wide events to celebrate Jamaicas 50th Independance Day! (August 6th 2012)
(Click on the Jamaica Flag for the Art Brochure of the 'taste of Jamaica' Evening at the United Nations Office on Mon 21st Nov 2011)