Friday, 27 April 2012

NEWS + NOTES: No-Maddz to perform at Calabash 2012 + Asafa heads to Penn Relays

RUNNING MAN: Days after announcing its sponsorship of more than 23 local relay teams, telecomms company LIME has confirmed that brand ambassador Asafa Powell will be making a special appearance at the 2012 Penn Relays, scheduled for this weekend in Philadelphia. “The Jamaican support at the Penn Relays is awesome, so I am definitely looking forward to spending the day with the athletes and thousands of Jamaicans in the Diaspora who will attend,” says Powell, who has been a LIME ambassador since 2005. As for his ongoing preparations for the London Olympics, the sprinter reveals: “Every day I am strictly focused on preparing for the Olympics to make London 2012 my best.”

UP AND LIVE: Apart from the readings, the food, and the amazing ambience, the nightly live music remains one of the most appealing draws of the Calabash Literary Fest. This year, Calabashers will be partying the night away with the bands! For 'Midnight Ravers' on Friday’s opening night, the soljahs of No-Maddz and Raging Fyah will bring the heat “to hot up de place on a cool night.” Stone Love and South Africa’s The Admiral will duke it out for Saturday’s 'Cala-Clash,' while the rest of the weekend promises pulsating sounds and stirring grooves from the likes of Wayne Armond and Ibo Cooper. Mark your calendars: May 25-27. Visit

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