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Dzia Sports Bar opens in Questelles

Dzia Sports Bar opens in Questelles

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Entertainment lovers and persons looking for a new location to unwind can find such a place in the Dzia Sports Bar and Entertainment Centre.{{more}}

Already being hailed as the new Mecca of Entertainment, Dzia officially opened with great fanfare on Saturday, October 18th, with a tribute to slain reggae star South African Lucky Dube, and the appearance of reggae phenomenon Duane Stephenson, of Jamaica.

A number of other events are already planned for the venue.

Apart from the amenities of a regular sports bar: big screen televisions, kitchen, bar overflowing with a wide variety of drinks, the venue, located in the village of Questelles on the country’s Leeward coast, boasts its very own stage and lighting system.

At Saturday’s launch, all in attendance paid tribute to Dube, who was murdered by carjackers in his hometown one year ago.

Local reggae sensation Abuza Nimah warmed the packed concert area with some of his well known hits and a few new releases.

Soca band H S Phaktor performed a host of reggae songs, their performance exposing the band’s range and versatility, much to the delight and surprise of the appreciative gathering.

Featured artiste Stephenson did not disappoint as he performed tracks from his current album ‘From August Town’.

Hits like ‘Cottage in Negril’, ‘Marijuana’ and ‘August Town’ had the crowd singing along with the entertainer.

Stephenson spent time during his performance ‘reasoning’ with fans, making the event an even more intimate affair.

Following the well received set, the twelve-year veteran told Searchlight that it was an honour to be performing at an event honoring the late Dube, whom he considered one of the persons who inspired him to travel the musical road that he is on.

The busy Stephenson, who is booked for a number of events around the Caribbean and internationally, is set to return to the studios to begin work on his next album.

Also planning his next move is Dzia’s owner Dexter Samuel.

Samuel indicated that he plans one major event at the venue each month, with Trinidadian conscious reggae singer Positive set to grace the stage next month.

The Questelles-born and raised entrepreneur said that his decision to open an entertainment centre in his neighborhood is in an effort to bring back premier entertainment to the community.

The Dzia Sports Bar and Entertainment Centre is open daily from 5 p.m.