Friday 7 August, 2020

COVID-19 quarantine parties, concerts entertain fun-starved fans

Your headphones and Internet connection may be all you need to get into some of the biggest fetes this quarantine season.

Your headphones and Internet connection may be all you need to get into some of the biggest fetes this quarantine season.

Quarantine parties are now the trendiest thing as everyone hunkers down at home to avoid infection of the COVID-19 virus.

According to the Associated Press, the hottest party in town Saturday night was on DJ D-Nice’s Instagram, where over 100,000 accounts tuned in during his epic 10-hour set including the likes of Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna, Mc Lyte, Will Smith and Buju Banton.

Oprah tweeted that it was the “best party of 1 and 100K I’ve ever been to.” Smith expressed a similar sentiment.

D-Nice has been hosting Club Quarantine parties on his Instagram Live since Wednesday, but it hit a peak Saturday night, attracting entertainers, athletes and politicians to the account, like Missy Elliott, Ellen DeGeneres, Mark Zuckerberg and Magic Johnson.


I never would’ve imagined that the best party I would create and DJ would be from the comfort of my own home. Homeschool is a thing! Yesterday was absolutely insane. The amount of artists and friends that virtually partied with me far exceeded my expectations. I’m feeling nothing but gratitude. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Thanks to all of you that supported. This has been a great way to keep our spirits high. Blessings! Sending some love to my family. Shout out to all of my industry execs! Much love to all of the artists! JLo, Drake, Naomi Campbell, De La Soul, Black Thought, Diddy, Bun B., Keri Hilson, Will Packer, Gabrielle Union, H.E.R., America Ferrara, Donnie Wahlberg, Uncle Luke, Russell Simmons, Dapper Dan, Rob Morgan, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, T.I., Kelly Rowland, Common, Lance Gross, Queen Latifah, DJ Clark Kent, Rich Medina, DJ Tony Touch, Stretch Armstrong, Traci Ellis Ross, Ne-Yo, Usher, DJ Premier, Swizz Beatz, NO I.D., Yvette Noel Schure, Erykah Badu, Fat Joe, Jay Electronica, PNB Rock, Nile Rogers, Fonzworth Bentley, Marisa Tomei, Michelle Williams, Victor Cruz, Karruenche Tran, Ciara, Daymond John, Angie Martinez, Groove Theory’s Bryce, Tank, Cam’ron, Ludacris, Fabolous, Dorian Missick, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tasha Smith, Jadakiss, Kwamé, Chris Spencer, Royale Watkins, Estelle, Bresha Webb, Jermaine Dupri, Vanessa Williams, DJ Aktive, Lee Daniels, Affion Crockett, MC Lyte, Ro James, D-Dot Angelette, Kenny Burns, Tika Sumpter, Marlon Wayans, Lauren London, Loni Love, Dallas Austin, June Ambrose, April Walker, Just Blaze, Kangol Kid from UTFO, Omar Epps, Keisha Epps, Roland Martin, Big Tigger, DJ Trauma, Lil Jon, Dule Hill, Jazmyn Simon, DJ Cassidy, Marsai Martin, Lance Gross, Anthony Hamilton, Young Guru, Lalah Hathaway, Carl Payne, Damien Hall, Denyce Lawton, Lennox Lewis, Niecy Nash, Mashonda, Erick Sermon, Jairobi, DJ Envy, DJ Enuff, Miles Brown, Lamann Rucker, Mark Brown, DJ VLuv, and more. Wow! #DNiceHomeschool #DNicePhotography #SelfPortrait.

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Presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders also stopped by the virtual party, as did Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

Saturday night also saw 3000 sign-ins for Ubersoca’s Online Quarantine Cooler Fete featuring Alison Hinds, DJs Kevin Crown, Selecta Renegade, DJ Spice and Trini Jungle Juice.

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The number of participants was increased from 1000 to 3000 due to overwhelming demand.

Donations are to be given to the DJs and artistes.

The parties join live online concerts from international acts as Global Citizens and the World Health Organisation (WHO) team up for the #togetherathomeconcert series which started with Chris Martin and so far featured  John Legend, Common, Miley Cyrus, Keith Urban and more.

Today will feature journalist Katie Couric who'll be performing a piano concert on her Instagram Live at 2 pm followed by Evanescence performing on their Instagram Live at 3 p.m. ET/Noon PT, Bastille performing on their Instagram Live at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT, Miguel performing on his Instagram Live at 4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT, and ending with Alex Aiono performing on his Instagram Live at 6 pm. ET/3 pm PT.

In Trinidad, Digicel is launching its online Cameo Concerts from today at 4 pm featuring artistes performing from their living rooms each week. The concerts will be live-streamed via DigicelTT's Facebook page.

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