Moon Author's Review
What began as an informal gathering of "bredren" devotees of roots reggae and dub, preferably that emanating from vinyl, has developed into Kingston's weekly pilgrammage to Skyline Drive, where the home of Rockers Sound System torch bearer Gabre Selassie is transformed into Kingston's preeminent culture yard. The tiered hillside fills with a motley mix of old school rastas, young hipsters and flag-waving disciples, all gathered to relish the fresh and ancient sounds mixed together by the host and his endless entourage of guest selectors. Nowhere in Jamaica can be found a more authentic scene of acoustic appreciation, where the few vendors invited to sell their books espousing rightious livity and ital foods show up to enjoy the vibes every bit as much as to make a little coin and accordingly lack the pushiness typical of the higglers on the plain below. In 2014 the cramped kitchen cum bar was relegated to history when a spacious deck was extended from the house complete with a bar overlooking Kingston's glimmering lights. The stacked boxes begin pumping early in the evening and don't go quiet until late into the wee hours, when, if you're not moving to the beat, it can get a bit chilly and a sweater or light jacket can come in handy.