Published On: Wed, Jan 24th, 2018

‘Pure Reggae’ Kicks off Sunday

Pure Reggae logo~ Featuring Remo & Barbwire Band ~

MIDDLE REGION  – ‘Pure Reggae’, slated to bring good vibes that the entire family can enjoy, will kick off on Sunday, January 28, at Buccaneer Beach Bar with Remo and the Barbwire Band. An Xtratight production, in collaboration with Buccaneer Beach Bar, the event will be held every last Sunday and will feature different local artistes and bands.

‘Pure Reggae’, the brainchild of Music Producer Bertaux ‘Mr. Rude’ Fleming, will be a philanthropic collaboration between Fleming and Buccaneer Beach Bar the whole year through, except during the Carnival season, as a way to help boost the island’s tottering economy, which took a blow after the passage of Hurricane Irma in September last year.

This Sunday’s featured artiste, Remo, former lead singer of Xplosion Band, is popular in the Soca industry, but he is also an amazing reggae entertainer who he sings with passion. “The idea is to rotate DJs and bands. People can expect bands that don’t play reggae to see them there playing reggae,” said Fleming who started his own career through reggae music with his recording label “Rock ‘N Vibes” in The Netherlands. “My footprint is actually in reggae. It is my forte,” Fleming stated.

Upon his return to St. Maarten in 2011, he spent a number of years trying to launch a ‘Pure Reggae’ festival, but later put the concept on the backburner and rolled out ‘Night of the Hit Makers’, instead.

“Now that [Hurricane] Irma has passed, I feel that there is nowhere for people to go. Down at Buccaneer Beach Bar it is nice and intimate. We chose Sunday because that is the family day. People can take a drive, or go to the beach and chill. Later in the afternoon, the entire family, including the children, can enjoy the show. There will be no vulgar music; hence the name, Pure Reggae.”

Buccaneer Beach Bar is excited to host ‘Pure Reggae’ alongside Xtratight Entertainment. “We are constantly striving to create a safe, fun and diverse atmosphere.” Pure Reggae allows everyone to come down to Buccaneer and enjoy lunch/dinner on the beach with friends and family. The fireballs will be lit when the sun sets and drink specials offered all day long.  “We welcome all who want a safe and fun place to unwind and enjoy our beautiful paradise under the sun.”

According to Fleming, everyone can expect the five “goods” – good music, good artistes, good DJs, good sound, and good vibes! This is more about the vibes, rather than the mass crowd and will be free, he said.

“From the stage to the lights, people can expect a production…a good production,” stated the producer. Lights and sound will be done by Genesis Music Group. The event will begin at 4:00pm and end at 9:00pm.