SFL PARTY SCOOP
SOUTH FLORIDA HOSTS WHERE IT'S AT REUNION PARTY - AUGUST 26TH
July 12, 2017
Those who grew up in Jamaicia in the 1970's, where disco and funk music were the rave, will remember the island's first live party show in JVC TV, Where Its AT. The half hour television programme was hosted by Baldwin Howe with Alphonso Walker serving as producer.
That show, which aired on the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC), was the Jamaican version of Soul Train. It made a lasting impact on young people, including Paul Johnson.
Now in his 50s, Johnson is also known as Mr Flavour, a show promoter based in Florida. On August 26, he will stage Where It's at Dance Party, a reunion event in Lauderdale Lakes.
“The 70s was a profound period in the lives of the baby boomers generation that I belong to, so I thought it would be great to bring back the show and some of its original cast to celebrate and commemorate a period in the '70s era,” Johnson told the Jamaica Observer. “ Where It's At was the number one show. The players, such as producer/director Alphonso Walker and host Baldwin Howe have endorsed this event and are currently working with me.”
Johnson said he also contacted Elaine Wint, another of the show's hosts, to be involved but she “could not commit at this time”.
Several of the original Where It's At dancers, however, are on board and will participate.
Where It's At first aired in 1972. It was among many Jamaican-produced programmes on the State-run JBC; others like Ring Ding and Romper Room were also popular shows.
Source: The Observer