In December 2012 Queen Jigzie with percussionist King Ru (Ru.CL) for the second year entertained the Port Phillip community. In true Jamaican Style audiences were treated to traditional and contemporary song,music,dance and rhythmic percussion.
In December 2012 Queen Jigzie hosted the Diacosmos Dance Academy Annual School Concert.
In November 2012 Queen Jigzie attended AWME (Australasian Worldwide Music Expo) as a delegate.
In September 2012 Queen Jigzie spent two fun filled days at Ocean Grove Pre School performing with percussionist King Ru (Ru.CL) teaching songs,dances,games and stories from Jamaica.
Queen Jigzie is back from her world tour after visiting the UK, Jamaica, Barbados and USA. In the UK Queen Jigzie recorded a segment for a government funded motivational video. One of the highlights in the UK for Queen Jigzie was seeing an impromptu performance from Erika Badu at an open mic cafe in London. Queen Ifrica, Tony Rebel, Etana, were among many of the Jamaican artists performing in the UK for the pre 50th Anniversary Independence Celebration.
Reggae Sunfest held in Montego Bay is a fun filled three night festival showcasing all genres of Jamaican music. The line up of included many of the top international Jamaican artists,Taurus Riley,Romain Virgo, Christopher Martin,Damian Marley and the Queen of Dancehall Lady Saw and many more.
A brilliant, explosive display of Jamaican music,song and dance with artists and audiences joining together with joy,pride and love to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence.
Queen Jigzie also attended lectures and classes at the Jamaica School of Dance in Kingston.
It was an educational inspiring creative and an energising experience for Queen Jigzie which she is excited to share this enriching experience with her audiences.
The Community Festival At Garden City Reserve initiative of the voluntary organisation Port People Inc sponsored by City of Port Phillip,Port of Melbourne Corporation plus various local busineses. It was a well organised festival in a beautiful park with a number of activities to suit all ages. Queen Jigzie hosted the festival warming the community as she welcomed them in traditional Jamaican style inviiting them to walk,talk,sing, dance even take a stroll down to Solace Market. The highlight of the day was the children! They were gorgeous joining in all the activities and showing some wicked moves as they danced Salsa,Zumba and the Argentinean Tango.The event concluded with Queen Jigzie leading everyone chanting and dancing Reggae to the rhythmic soulful drumming of Ru.CL
Queen Jigzie connected with members of the well respected, legendary Jamaican band The Congos. The Congos one of the headline acts at AWME (Australasian World Music Expo) have been around for decades travelling the world capturing audiences with their soulful Roots Reggae sound. They performed at Melbourne’s Hifi Bar. Queen Jigzie was honoured to introduce these amazing artists from her birth land to the Melbourne crowd.
In September 2011 Queen Jigzie participated in the Triple RRR Radiothon. Queen Jigzie treated Triple RRR listeners and their children to a delightful traditional Jamaican story during her interview with Sista BB on The Good, The Dub and The Global.
“Queen Jigzie” captured, interacted and delighted audiences throughout the day at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum Kids Fest Carnivale. After a wonderful performance of music,song,dance and storytelling Queen Jigzie shimmed with her audience in Congo lines to the outside courtyard. The courtyard was transformed to a blaze of colour , movement and shimmying bodies moving to the rhythmic drum beats of Mento, Ska,Reggae from percussionist Ru.CL
In January 2011, Queen Jigzie will again be on stage co-hosting the Jamaican Raggamuffin Festival.
This year’s exciting line up includes: Mary J Blige, Jimmy Cliff, Maxi Priest, Sean Paul, Kymani Marley, The Original Wailers, The Black seeds & The Red Eyes.
Queen Jigzie will join Ru C.L and DJ Shi Kung for the second year in a row.
For more information, please visit raggamuffin.com.au