A very fun-filled evening for the Regent Park community because of "The JAM" event.
Although the line up was very short this month, the Regent Park residents were very excited to see what was in stored for them this end of the month. We moved the event to familiar territory which is at the Daniels Presentation Centre. At this time of the year, this is a much preferred venue for the sunny outdoor feel, and the open space. We had so much fond memories there before we started moving 'The JAM' events at the Daniel Spectrum!
The Focus House Band led the introduction of the performance as usual, and played a little longer than usual because there was a performance cancellation as short notice. Their energy was always there at a constant level whatever transitions that were given to them.
Pete Townsend followed up with a powerful spoken word poetry performance… I was a little confused why he was doing poetry instead of a musical performance. But then again, I was thinking he was the member of the well acclaimed band "The Who". He didn't think that was a funny joke when I said that, giving me that puzzled look in his face.
At last the Finale! Closing out for us was the very talented band called: "The Fires Of". They electrified and rocked the crowd with their amazing musical and lyrical skills. Especially Graham's powerful, piercing vocal talents when he started howling closed to the end of their performance. I asked Graham who gives them inspiration and had good influence on their music… He replies: "It's Mozart and Beethoven".
The crowd was more than satisfied with this month's Last Friday JAM event, they were ecstatic! Our friends and supporters helped us with donations and giveaways for this event. The kids in the community were more than eager to participate in a dance-off and Rap/Emcee competition, when they found out that New Era are giving away hats and Rainbow Cinemas also have prizes for them.