Ganja Extravaganja launch party at UWI tomorrow
TOMORROW EVENING at the Students Union, University of the West Indies, Mona, there will be a party to preview an event which takes place on the campus next February. And while music will also be involved in the Ganja Extravaganja from February 3-4, 2017, as it will be at tomorrow’s launch party, there is a purpose that goes beyond a cultural expression which has long supported marijuana use.
The Extravaganja is being put on by Decriminalisation Herb Advocacy & Public Awareness (DHAPA), in association with the Rastafari Studies Centre at the UWI, with Inner City Dub also involved in the staging. The slated performers for tomorrow night are Leroy Sibbles, Sizzla, Richie Spice, Bugle, Tyrikal, Icient-Cy Mau and the Mau Mau Warriors, Veza Rebel, Steppa and Fyah George, among others.
Selectors for the evening are Ilawi from Jah Love, playing on Armageddon International, Ricky Trooper on Sound Trooper and DJ Beenie.
Dr Jahlani Niaah, who coordinates the centre as well as the Centre for Ganja and Cannabis Research at the university, said selecting the performers was not difficult. “All the persons are directly