Video from Concrete Jungle Foundation channel : “Most children in Jamaica have not been to school since the start of the pandemic. Some fall through the cracks of the online education system, as not everyone has access to a device or an internet connection. With support from @sandalsfoundation in funding and @seprodfoundation in alimentation, we started our Homework Programme at the Freedom Skatepark to provide more accessibility to education for our regular skatepark visitors. The youth responded incredibly well and engaged in our classes on a daily basis… despite having the beautiful @freedomskateparkja right next to the classroom to skate. We are proud our students value their education, so we took them on a fieldtrip before the Summer Programme starts at the Freedom Skatepark. Bigs ups to our teacher @icahwilmot” CJF
FREEDOM SKATEPARK – A Concrete Jungle Foundation video
by Tim Van Asdanck and Shaqueal
The Energetic Nomads were the first group of graduates from the Edu-Skate classes at the Freedom Skatepark in Jamaica. It has been a year that they’ve been skating and their progress has been surprising us on a daily basis. Head to the Concrete Jungle Foundation website to read the interview with the group and follow their Youtube page !
Skating news ! Spring brought a new mini ramp in St Thomas ! Supported by Joey Tershey & Laza Morgan , Josh Matlock as master builder . It’s Open to everyone who want to skate ! Big up to Eli Reed, St Andrew Crew and all those who helped. One more spot ) …Not the last !
*5 Nickel hill road – Port Morant / GPS “17.91225,-76.3349722″ Airy Castle, Jamaica
Singer and songwriter Blvk H3ro sees himself as a cultural ambassador and his sermon is positive vibes and youth upliftment, which he says are especially needed in this disturbing era. “I need to stay clean and provide a different avenue for the youth. “What we need is more skateboards, more skate parks and less guns,” the Original singer stated. The Rastafarian entertainer has been giving his full support to the Freedom Skatepark and Youth Centre in Bull Bay, St Andrew, and says he is pleased that the first time it went viral was after he posted it on Twitter. “It’s a joy to go there and see all types of people enjoying themselves. Blvk H3ro says he supports the venture by doing his television interviews from the location, and even when he is told that he can have it to use free of cost, he still pays.
“We need a skate park in every parish,” he said. Full Article By Yasmin Peru – The Star 21 Fev Gleaner 16 Fev Yasmine Peru
“Thank You Skate Co is stoked to donate to Freedom Skatepark & Youth Center in Bull Bay, Jamaica to help provide Kayla Wheeler and all the other ripping skateboarders in Jamaica with resources to develop skills and encourage entrepreneurship. Skateboarding is a culture that extends beyond tricks. 100% of profits from our One Love Jamaica deck are donated to the Freedom Skatepark & Youth Center. Get the Thank You Skate Co One Love Jamaica Deck here: thankyouskateco.jamaica ….Check out Kayla’s instagram: @kaylawheelerr *Kayla is one of the directors of board of our foundation and member of the Freedom skatepark foundation ‘s committee.
Edu-Skate Graduates Edit Season 1 | Freedom Skatepark, Jamaica
free program for Bull Bay kids in freedom skatepark 8 miles Jamaica
Concrete Jungle Foundation and the Freedom Skatepark Foundation proudly present the graduates from the first season of the Edu-Skate programme: Bracka 101 Crew
Video by TIM Follow @cjf_jamaica
Enjoy the Freedom Skatepark Session at the bull bay, Jamaica | Shred Sessions 2…
Diego volunteer for CJF, locals, Froggboss, and Kingstonians Mario, Joel, Onan, enjoying the ride
‘The Wave’ is a documentary directed by Julian Sonntag during Concrete Jungle Foundation’s construction of Jamaica second skatepark in March 2020. The Boston Bay skatepark was built in september 2019 by @WATW Wondersaroundtheworld…Paris skate culture helped both project and started the first professional building in Kingston University UWI in Mars last year with the student Skaters and BMX association Ignite Xtrem sports club, unfortunetly we were not allowed to pour concrete when 90% of the bowl was finished…politircks ! (to be continued) . To know more about Concrete Jungle Foundation check @concretejunglefoundation @cjf_jamaica … In this movie you will see more about the local scene and origins of bull bay skateboard history.
@freeskatemag channel TV
ONE YEAR baby 👶 ) Started in September 2019 Boston park has been achieved mid October by Wonders around the world. Wish you long life and to expand with the years as more and more kids from Portland are improving their skills. They need some Street course also. Thanks to all builders, helpers, to all participants, donators. WAW great job, 1st park achieved in JA, Big up Rob, Sasha, Albert, Darryl, Nishan BBCC, Wayne ,Patrick, Curly and all the Boston skate crew.
Skateboarding in Jamaica, much like skateboarding as a whole, was born from surfing. Thank You Skate Co was invited to Jamaica to skate and get involved with raising money to support Freedom Skatepark and Youth Center which will provide young people with a multi-purpose creative platform for education and youth entrepreneurship. 100% of proceeds from you ” One Love Jamaica ” Thank you deck will go directly to Freedom Skatepark and Youth Center ! thank you Torey Pudwilll and crew https://thankyouskateco.com
here is first editing from @concrete jungle foundation at Bull Bay FREEDOM Skatepark…CJF crew, a few builders and the local scene, our little prodigy Daniel, Ronald, Ivah, Shama, Cory and friends..Enjoy
Planting the seeds of skateboarding But also REEL TREES and PLANTS to make this place a green park for all the FAMBLY…
First monthly community activity at the @freedomskateparkja organized by Tim CJF with the committee of Freedom skatepark. 40 parents and skaters came together to work on making the Freedom Skatepark a beautiful place, planted 15 fruit trees around the park with the generous donation from @treesthatfeed, and @pariskateculture donated a truckload of black rocks gravel ( 30 yards). Thanks to all participating
A film by @claudawatkis / Landscaping starts at 2 mn
March 8 th 2020 Biggest skate contest in Jamaica, one week before Covid madness… at Boston Bay Skatepark…
Article on the Gleaner : On March 8 th was organized by the French association Paris Skate Culture a skate BMX event in the first concrete skate park of Jamaica in Boston Bay. The Park was achieved end of 2019. A JUTC Bus came from the surf camp Jamnesia Bull bay with 60 riders. The purpose of this event was to celebrate the growth of skate and BMX in Jamaica with the building of a second skate park this month: FREEDOM skate park in 8 miles Bull bay. An attempt to build one in (UWI ) Kingston in April 2019 didn’t get through even though the work was ninety percent done, 138 company and UWI stopped the charity project before pouring concrete for “administrative reasons.”
In Boston about a hundred riders were gathered and demonstrated their passion for these two new Olympic sports, knowing that surf will also be in 2020. The event was a success local people came to enjoy the show and participate in the initiations. Demos by to pro riders like Evan Mock from Hawaii and Benjamin Garcia (World & European champion in 2017 / 2018) from France have excited the audience and took this JAM’ session to another level. Jamaican skaters like Shama Beckford, Ronald and Ivah Wilmot participated as well as locals ZULU and TATTY the skate girl (fourteen years old). Some say it was the biggest skate event ever held in Jamaica. There is no doubt that skateboarding and BMX are the sports of tomorrow and that the youth of today want their share and that they are surely among them the future Olympic athletes of Jamaica for Paris 2024…Freedom skatepark with be finished in April. An historical moment for JA skaters ! To follow their adventures and progress on Instagram follow @concretejunglefoudation @pariskateculture @freedomskatepakja Their MOTTO “Skate or die! “
Competitions results: Best tricks: 1st Evan Mock Hawaii, 2nd Shama Beckford JA, 3d Jakes USA “- Games of Skate: 1st Aner ‘Curly’ Israel (volunteer for 3 months Boston BBCC center), 2nd Shama Beckford JA
Trailer OUTDEH – The Youth Jamaica : OUTDEH is a documentary film that portrays the Youth of Jamaica: a new generation in transition, determined to get out of old and set structures in society and culture – and contribute with their fresh mindset and strength to a new understanding of the island. With : Elishama Beckford, Romar Rose, Daniel ‘Bakersteez’ Simpson… Watch Out Deh – The Youth of Jamaica Full Movie IN HD Visit :: http://fhd-tvseries.xyz/movie/663596/ – Download : – http://fhd-tvseries.xyz/movie/663596/
Director: Louis Josek – Producer: Andreas Jaritz, Florian Moser & Michael Putz
Director of Photography: Tristan Siefert – Music Licensing: Daniela Gassert, Gosia Spolnik, Courtney Jenkins
21/10/2019 Byron Bay International Film Festival
14/01/2020 Dock of the Bay Film Festival San Sebastian
22/01/2020 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
30/01/2020 Jamaica Premiere, Carib 5 Kingston
28/02/2020 Berlin Independent Film Festival