While the world was tuned to London for the 2012 Olympic Games, Dancehall Reggae Duo RDX was busy touring Europe and representing Jamaica as it celebrated 50 years of Independence.
The dynamic duo held back nothing as they gave their European fans an unforgettable performance making them Jamaicans not by nationality but by the cultural vibe that has resonated across the world over the years.
RDX documented their journey which will be done in a series to give their fans video clips, pictures and personal thoughts of the whole experience as they toured Europe and made Jamaica & themselves proud.
The following is an excerpt from the continuing story documenting the journey of Dancehall/Reggae duo RDX as they invite us on the adventure of their 2012 European Summer Tour.
Pt. 1 THE ITALIAN JOB!
"RDX kicked off their much heralded Summer Tour in Europe at Termoli in Italy with a typical RDX-charged performance in front of a bumber hard core Dancehall crowd. They were joined on stage by local dancers who felt a sense of honor to be sharing the stage with the artiste who have brought so many dancers to the forefront.
After driving for three hours to catch a plane in Napoli to their next destination, the infamous Sicily island, RDX got a glance of the various vineyards with outstretched arms across the Italian countryside with a dormant volcano in the back drop.
On arrival in Sicily, home of the Italian mafia, RDX were shown sights of Mt. Etna, Europe's largest active volcano, enjoyed wines and of course... wood oven baked pizza!
The show in the night in Rossolini erupted with excitement as RDX ran out to rock the full house of eager Dancehall fans. They couldn't get enough of the energetic duo who bounced across the small platform in there sleek summer wear, that typified the season.
And it was from the venue to the airport for the flight to the next engagement in Calemera, near Lecce in Italy.
One of Lecce's famous landmark is the "Arena", a former place that housed the Gladiators of old, and RDX were reminiscent of that era wielding hit after hit, cutting thru the warm Italian night as the blade of a gladiators' sword!
It was a huge surprise when RDX arrived in Lisbon, Portugal at 19:00 (7pm) only to be told they were to drive approximately three hours to the venue in Sudoeste and go straight on stage, little did they know an even bigger surprise awaited.
Delomar: "The experience of touring Europe is always a special occasion especially for RDX who are Dancehall artiste. Dancehall is growing in this region and us here giving a positive representation can only be a good thing for the music & RDX."
Renigade: "We dida few festivals this time around so that is an eye-opening experience for us. And us performing on festivals in relatively new markets like Poland and Czec Republic makes us proud of the reach of our music".