Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Audio Check...one, two
Women in sport, rocked the Deck in Kingston on December 1
Women in Sport rocked the Deck on Saturday, December 1 when they put on their "deejay" hats for a charity event.
Patrons were apprehensive at first, but from the first deejay on stage, the Deck was 'humming' from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.
Olympian, Juliet Cuthbert opened the show with hits from Chaka Demus, major Mackerel, the late Garnett Silk, Capleton and Beenie Man. Cuthbert, with a hard set to follow, made way for swimming's technical Director, Jackie Walter.
In her introduction, Walter reminded the folks "I have an English side and a Jamaican side…tonight; I am showing you my Jamaican side." She opened with Tina Turner's 'Simply the best' and had hits from Shaggy, Soulja boy and Destra.
Hockey's Myrtle Weir turned up the heat with her soca and dancehall mix with high tempo tunes from Alison Hinds, Movado, Beenie Man and Red Plastic Bag.
Miss Caymanas Park , Milli Lynch worked the vibe with a mix of old and new and "brought sexy back"; featured Burning Spear, Peter Tosh and a range of other local hits.
Pat Garel walked down memory lane with hits from John Holt, Ben. E. King; but it was special guest deejay from Montego Bay, Janet Silvera who had the crowd rocking with her special dub plate and 30-minutes mix of new and old dancehall selections. Janet rocked from start to finish and chanted slangs in between her performance to appease the big crowd gathered.
Netball and basketball star, Oberon Pitterson charmed her way into the hearts of the people with a little bit of everything, hits from Tina Charles, Donna Summer's Hot Stuff; Barbara Streisand's Guilty; but went current with Cham, Beenie Man, Buju and Beres.
Co-host Carole Beckford, also provided a variety with hits from Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, and ended with Assassin. Dorraine Samuels Binger shared emceeing duties and handed over give-a-ways from Wray & Nephew.
Some of those who were out included, Vilma Charlton, Eleanor Jones, Wayne Smith, Del Crooks, Carole Fullerton, Judy Douglas, Sunshine girl, Nadine Bryan, Mario Pottinger out of New York and Courtney Sergeant.
The event was courtesy of Jamaica Women in Sport Society (JWISS) in association with Jamaica Observer, HOT 102 FM, KLAS Sport Radio and the Deck.
JWISS) is a team aimed at improving opportunities for women in sport and physical education. The team is committed to promoting and increasing opportunities and roles for women at all levels. The team will campaign for change in the approach to how we approach information, education, research and training to support increased opportunities for women in sport.
Next event on the Society's agenda is a conference in April 2008.