Clubs & Night Life
by Eboni B. aka "Reds" & Jonathan Bell
Even though Los Angeles
is hundreds of miles from Jamaica, you can still keep abreast of
the latest dances like "pon the river", "row da
boat" and "signal da plane" seen in the clubs.
There is an annual dancehall queen contest and Stone Love dances
are heard as well! To look good at the clubs is the key and club
goers can be seen wearing the latest fashion of Burberry, Prada,
Guess, Roca Wear and Armani.
If you come early (before 10 PM), admission can
be as low as $5 (US) for some dancehall events and often times ladies
get in free!
"Chocolate Bar" takes place every Saturday
night at Gabah. While not a purely Jamaican themed night, it's a
mix of classic hip hop that moves into more modern tunes and eventually
dancehall and other music being played in JA now. Surprisingly enough,
when you see the Korean DJ take over, get ready to get down. It
draws a small devoted group of Jamaicans dancing like only we know
how, with a mix of Californians and sometimes your young, hip Japanese
4658 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029-3330
Phone: (323) 664-8913
Here is a list of some reggae clubs in Los Angeles:
- The Atlas
- Jamaica Live @ The Dragon Fly
- Asylum @ Wilshire Club
- Jamaica Gold @ The Key Club
- Reggae Club @ 49 Clubs
- Dancehall Night @ The Galaxy
If you'd like to get more information about clubs/events in Los
Angeles, check out these web sites: