There's a great article in the Mountain Xpress about the Chinese New Year's Jam Fest in Negril, Jamaica. It's been on our (Black Betty and mine) radar for a while. We can't make it this year but are hoping for 2010. The line up is totally ass-kickin' and I'm envious of any who get to attend.
The dates this year are Saturday, Jan. 24-Saturday, Jan. 31.
Check out the article by Alli Marshall here: http://www.mountainx.com/ae/2008/123108any_reason_for_the_season_the_other_new_year
From the Chinese New Year website:
We believe that travel can lead to a deeper understanding of cultures and
philosophies different from our own. The intention of the celebration is to do
what we can with what we have to build a culture of peace and community through
travel, music, arts, and play to set a positive tone for the New Year.