Preview :: Reggae Carnival Market Day
November 26th 2013
This weekend the Foreigndub crew are doing what they do best – bringing a slice of the reggae lifestyle to Sydney.
The second Reggae Carnival Market Day is taking over Fraser Park in Marrickville on Saturday, following on from a successful outing back in March. With market stalls, a vinyl record fair, food stalls and of course, great music all day long. It’s a family affair, with a stack of activities for kids like face-painting, a magician and yes, a friggin’ jumping castle. For “kids”, okay?
Live acts and DJs include Foreigndub, Kakhand & The All Style (live), More Judgement, Mike Who, InnerWest Reggae Disco Crew, IronGate Sounds, Ibojah, Ability, Tony Kingtide and Sam The Chemist.
There will be 30 market-stalls on the day, but we got some hot tips from the Foreigndub crew of 5 musts for Saturday…
The Little Blue Shed is about “women with no borders”. It’s a platform for women to connect and support each other, created in August 2010 in a small village in Uganda called Mufibira. Initially starting with a few women, Little Blue Shed soon increased into a number of groups learning, creating and growing together.
The women create hand-made products from recycled magazine paper. There’s a diverse range of products, including hand bags, hip bags, clutch purses, necklaces, bracelets and earrings – all made by women in Uganda who have been given the opportunity of employment and developed these skills thanks to the legends at Little Blue Shed.
So you’re checking out the music and busting a few moves but worried you just don’t look the part?! Head on down to the Natural Knots stall and get a natty head of hair. These guys specialise in creating, maintaining and training your locks into natty dreads. The best bit is it’s all natural with no use of any chemicals, wax, cotton, elastic bands, glues or any other NASTY stuff!
Emcee, lyricist, youth mentor & radio host Kween G pulls something else out of her endless bag of tricks: a range of traditional hand-made goods called Alkehbu-lan. (Alkehbu-lan the oldest name for the continent that we know as Africa.) She offers hand-made jewellery, bags, shirts and everyday wear.
Mike Who from our very own Stolen Records is selling a bunch of amazing records and gear for anyone looking for a bargain. He will also be running some tunes during the day. Grab some wax for cheap!
Hangi is a traditional New Zealand Maori method of cooking food that’s been handed down through generations. Steamed cuisine is slow-cooked over hot rocks covered for hours developing flavour. Mr Hangipants specialises in authentic hangi cuisine, serving up flavours, tunes and good times – why not try something a little different!
WHAT :: Reggae Carnival Market Day
WHEN :: Saturday the 30th November from 10.00am
WHERE :: Fraser Park, 100 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
HOW MUCH :: $5 with kids under sixteen FREE!