Rum has always been at the heart of any Jamaican celebration. Raising a glass to celebrate Jamaican Independence Day, Clash are teaming up with Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum to throw a full-blown #jamaicarumtings party.
With its Victoriana stylings and gilded touches, the 19th Century Britannia pub - situated next to Victoria Park - couldn’t possibly be more British. But Saturday 3rd August will see the pub undergo a hefty transformation into ‘Wray’s Tavern’ – packed with green, black and gold furnishings, to set the scene for a complete Jamaican takeover.
From 2pm people can enjoy the full authentic jerk BBQ, which will sizzle up some mouthwatering delights, while they sip on delicious Wray & Nephew Rum punch. The Rum Bar will be whipping up range of ice-cold rum punches and drinks, with fun and interactive rum punch session from the Wray’s Nephews ambassadors who will have you making the perfect punch in no time.
And providing the all-important beats to accompany these delicacies will be the mighty Trojan Soundsystem, with a set that will take you through a timeline of the evolving genres of reggae music. Working their way from rocksteady to roots, it’ll be an education into the development of the treasured genre, packed with rare musical gems. Providing a visual insight into Jamaican culture that surrounds reggae music, Clash will be exhibiting the work of photographer Winstan Whitter. Along the walls of the Britannia we’ll be hanging his iconic ‘Four Aces’ collection, with prints on sale to take home.
As night falls, the party will step up a gear. Wray’s Tavern will host a music-heavy night, with Trojan headlining – comprised of Earl Gateshead and Daddy AD. They’ll be joined by the best of UK soundsystem MCs – Superfour, Chucky Bantan and Jah Buck – who’ll get the crowd hyped and skanking. Check out Trojan’s facebook page for more info: facebook.com/trojansoundsystem
To be apart of #jamaicarumtings celebration of the year, simply register your details here: www.clashmusic.com/jamaicarumtings
For exclusive Wray & Nephew giveaways and announcements, check out facebook.com/wrayandnephewoverproofrumuk, Twitter:@wrayandnephewuk, Insagram: wrayandnephewuk #jamaicarumtings
The Britannia Pub is located at 360 Victoria Park Rd, London Borough of Hackney, E9 7BT.
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