KINGSTON, Jamaica – DJ Kurt Riley, more popularly known as the Party Animal in the Dancehall, took to the digital streets and spun into action last Saturday (March 28).
In what his team dubbed The Global Party – Caribbean Edition, the just over three hours event went live on Instagram; Facebook and YouTube.
Just before The Global Party was launched, Riley had 29,400 followers on Instagram, that has now moved to 30,500 in just a few days. Riley, speaking after the first show said, “I am ready to go again.” He will be on every Wednesday and Saturday through to the end of April in the initial stage.
Riley had DJ Nicco with him in the Kingston-based studio and hosted personalities from across the world, with heavy inputs from USA, Canada, Africa, Australia, and a host of fans from across the wider Caribbean and home island, Jamaica.
Young and upcoming singer, Abby Dallas made a guest appearance.
The mix of songs attracted a wide demographic as Riley punched tunes from soca, dancehall, reggae – hits after hits, after hits. He also paid tribute to the late great Bob Andy who passed recently. Bob Andy and Kurt’s father, Winston Riley shared a good friendship.
Grace Kennedy Money Services (GKMS) joined in the party too. They partnered using their brands Bill Express Online and Western Union under the theme #StayHomeAndParty.
Senior Communications Manager, Grace Kennedy Financial Group, Yolande Gyles Levy was part of the livestream endorsing the event in a live interview.
Special thanks to Grace Kennedy Money Service, our live guest artist @theabbydallas, our first guest dj @djnicco876 and all who made a success. Big ups to CPJ & Magnum
The event was powered by Animal Instinct Entertainment and was supported by CPJ, Magnum and IPMG.
This Wednesday, April 1
The Global Party will feature a Trailerload of 70s, 80s, 90s music starting at 6pm entertaining the quarantined across the globe.