“After an incredible first edition of the Vujaday Music Festival this past April, it is with great excitement we announce our return to Barbados for yr two on April Third-Seventh, 2019! Experience paradise for the primary time all once more with new locations, artists, and parties.”.
It was not hard to see why Ryan Kruger, the founding father of Vujaday, select Barbados. As he put it: “It’s a tropical paradise and strikes the correct balance of natural beauty with all mod cons”, adding that, “the trendy lifestyle and conveniences are a must for the Vujaday audiences.”
Vujaday people loved the miles of white sand beaches on an island of infinite summer with a definite culture and heritage and modernity. One thing that was especially appealing was the unique way through which the events were staged across the island. In all, there have been five pop-up stages and the group enjoyed trekking from one to a different.
Vujaday Barbados organizers rigorously chosen and scheduled events alternating between beach clubs and inland events staged in “stunning private residences with immaculate grounds and tropical beauty.” As Kruger says: “The entire sites were chosen to focus on the natural splendor of the island while allowing us to securely and efficiently execute memorable experiences.”
A Musical Safari
It is sort of a “Vujaday Barbados Music Safari”, said one first-time visitor to the island, who particularly loved discovering the island while jiving to the riveting Vujaday beat. It was like a Safari for individuals who used the shuttle bus and trekked across the island to events stages on the beach, in island plantations and on the rugged windswept Atlantic Coast.
Fans and Performers in Perpetual Motion
The 50 or so DJs played music and danced with the audience for 12 hours non-stop on each of the 5 days. They blended well with the group, having fun with ever moment of every performance as much as any fan. Many fans stepped in front of the camera to have their photos taken and share the moment with the world.
Joy and Community
What was truly remarkable was the sense of joy and community. People were friendly and respectful. There never was any pushing and shoving. Everyone stood back to let other pass and apologized in the event that they got in the best way of our press cameras. It was delightful!
The events were thoroughly organized and nicely balanced; from sultry “Fever” by Francesca Lombardo to the howling winds at Bathsheba blowing music by DJ Abraham over the ocean and Dream founder Lee Burridge.
Vujaday: What’s in a Name
‘Vujaday’ was inspired by ‘Déjà Vu’, reversing the word. ‘Déjà vu’ is that feeling that you just’ve experienced an event before, though you could be experiencing it for the primary time. “It’s weird enough even without reaching for metaphysical explanations.” That’s what cognitive psychologist, Dr. Anne Cleary, got down to examine — and the outcomes were less eerie than you’d think. See more here >>
In transposing ‘Déjà vu’, ‘Vujaday’ is something like a butterfly effect. The truth is their promotion, logos and stage setting have images of the butterfly.
Edward Lorenz, the mild-mannered Massachusetts Institute of Technology meteorology professor, developed the concept of the butterfly effect for instance the concept of how complex dynamical systems exhibit unpredictable behaviours – equivalent to that small variance within the initial conditions – could have profound and widely divergent effects on the system’s outcomes. We are able to see how a DJ’s interaction with the audience and their response change your entire course of a musical event.
Unlike Anything You Have Seen Before
Vujaday is just not like anything you’ve gotten experienced before since it has never happened exactly like that, ever. The music is improvised and really much based on the crowds’ response. The DJs experimented with effects, synthesizing sounds for the occasion. And, based on the audience response, they ignited the group by playing to the mood of the moment. They orchestrated multiple sound sources including DJ mixers, turntables, CDs, digital audio and computer-synthesised effects to create seamless streams of truly unique music. Their dance rhythms kept everyone on their feet, shuffling sand as they danced on the beach.
The fans, who never stopped moving to the beat, travelled 1000’s of miles to go to Barbados for this remarkable event. It wins our five star review for originality and sheer fun.
A Transient History of Vujaday
Vujaday introduction to Barbados got here with many years of experience within the festival and events planning. The founders operate world class clubs in Toronto equivalent to Footwork Nightclub, Coda, The Hoxton and The Velvet Underground. They’re known for staging Toronto, Canada events like Digital Dreams Music Festival, Electric Island, World Electronic Music Festival and All Day I Dream.
Vujaday Barbados also included a partnership with “The Confluence“, a creative media agency who’ve staged and promoted campaigns for international brands, conferences and music festivals in all parts of the world, during the last decade. In addition they teamed up with Norman Barrow, managing director of A&B Music in Barbados. Norman Barrow made sure that Bajan culture was respected and represented throughout Vujaday Barbados Music Festival.
Videos Sampling & Review for Each Day of the Music Festival
Vujaday Music Festival Barbados Day 5 Finale Copacabana
Vujaday 5 fever on Fire by Francesca Lombardo
Vujaday Music Festival Barbados Day 4 Cornwall House Bathsheba
Vujaday Friday Day 3 Sizzel at Copacabana
Vujaday Music Fetival Barbados Day2 BellVue Plantation
Vujaday Starts With an all Night Party at The Pirates Cove Barbados
Vujaday Music Festival 2019 Amazing Lineup Announced
Vujaday 2019 Phase 2 Samples
Vujaday 2019 live Day 1: Copacabana Barbados Live
Vujaday 2019 Live Day 3: Damian Lazarus
Vujaday 2019 live Day 5 – Lee Burridge
Vujaday 2019 Live Day 5 – Danny Tenaglia
Vujaday2019 Live Day 3: Desert Hearts at Harbour Lights
Vujaday 2019 Live Day 5 YokoO Deep House
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