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Delicious Vinyl Island presents 'BoomYard x Cali Vibes 2022' Mini-Doc

02/01/2023 by Press Release

Delicious Vinyl Island presents 'BoomYard x Cali Vibes 2022' Mini-Doc

Dem a wonder, how mi so fit pon di stage?” says Mr. Vegas in the opening scene of Delicious Vinyl Island’s new BoomYard x Cali Vibes 2022 video. The veteran artist gave an electric performance at last year’s BoomYard x Cali Vibes experience at the Cali Vibes Festival in Long Beach, CA in February 2022. This new highlight reel shot and edited by Tizzy Tokyo, highlights the first ever CaliVibes x BoomYard experience in the first year of Cali Vibes  under the Goldenvoice brand. In the nine-minute showcase, with narration by Walshy Fire, who also appeared on the 2022 stage, viewers get a chance to see the behind the scenes work it took to get some of Jamaica’s top talent to California to appear at a major music festival. 

“Last year the festival’s footprint catered to about 75,000 reggae fans that came from all over the world with people of all ages and backgrounds representing. You know the global reggae and Cali music family extends far and wide and this festival gives us the opportunity to reach all those fans in one place,” says Walshy Fire in the piece, acknowledging the unique opportunity of the BoomYard x Cali Vibes activation for Southern California music lovers.

The video features interviews and highlights with last year’s performers such as Teejay, Jesse Royal, Amanyea, Sarah Couch, Yaadcore, DJ Delano of Renaissance Sound System and of course Mr. Vegas. It also reflects on how the stage provided a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the discovery of Caribbean talent at a major North American music festival. 

We wanted to present this compilation to document the first ever 100% Caribbean stage in a major music festival and show the wide reach of Jamaican music and culture on the festival space but also to put spotlight on the challenges to arrive in this space and to hopefully encourage other agencies to provide opportunities for these artists to perform on more stages like this,” says producers Delicious Vinyl Island

The 2023 BoomYard x Cali Vibes experience takes place February 17-19 in Long Beach, CA, with live performances from Cham, Demarco, Lila Ike, Yaadcore, Blvk H3ro, Los Rakas, Yaksta, Runkus, Blakkamoore, Royal Blu, and selectors such as Blaq Pages, Stone Love, Renaissance Disco, Nikki Z, SHACIA PÄYNE, Mysta Crooks and more.

Produced By Delicious Vinyl Island
Shot & Edited by Tizzy Tokyo
Additional Photography by Patrick Struys
Narrated by Walshy Fire