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The Return of Michael Rose in Paris

The Return of Michael Rose in Paris

The Return of Michael Rose in Paris

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Jamaican singer played at La Bellevilloise on March 5th.

Michael Rose is a legendary singer who definitely left his mark in Reggae history with his distinct vocal style. Internationally famous as the leading vocalist of Black Uhuru back in the 80’s, this veteran artist of genius is in today’s top of the chart with modern roots hits.

Michael didn’t perform in the French capital for 5 years. He granted the Paris audience a show full of vibes going way beyond expectations both in quality and quantity. The venue was packed and eager to hear him again (furthermore because the show had been postponed due to visa issues).

The talented vocalist hit the ground running with several of his popular songs such as Shine Eye Gal, Plastic Smile and General Penitentiary. From the start, Michael shared his positive energy singing marvellously with a warm, clear and pure voice, and dancing all around the stage. Thanks to his charisma and incredible stage presence, he connected instantly with the crowd, encouraging to sing along his scats and telling some intimate anecdotes... He also delivered some songs from his solo career including those in partnership such as Shoot Out, Real Jamaican, and Waan Di Herb. Then, Michael delivered the song I Love King Selassie, sharing some Rastafari teachings with the audience.

The performance ended up with a spendid version of its major hit Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, which made the audience scream for an encore that he gave, even if the show had lasted for about an hour and a half..

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