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JaRIA Reggae Wednesdays Week #5 - Dancehall and Alternative

JaRIA Reggae Wednesdays Week #5 - Dancehall and Alternative

JaRIA Reggae Wednesdays Week #5 - Dancehall and Alternative

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The event took place at Emancipation Park, Kingston on February 29th during Reggae Month.

On February 29th the curtain came down on the final staging of Jamaica Reggae Industry Association’s month long Reggae Wednesdays. Reggae Wednesday Week #5 was titled Dancehall & Alternative music. Among those who were billed for the show were the Mojah Rock Band lead by Gibby and the increasingly popular No-Maadz. Rootz Underground had the crowd on their feet and when the lead singer decided to sing one of Buju Banton‘s songs, while holding a poster of the artiste high in the air, the audience wanted more and started singing along. Protoje, Teflon and the fire man Capleton all turned in good performances.

One of the main highlights of the night was when a homeless man appeared out of the audience and asked MC Tony Rebel if he could get a chance to sing. Tony Rebel obliged, gave him the microphone and the crowd applauded to his lyrics. At the end of his stint the homeless man asked the crowd to “Leave something with me nuh?” To his amazement there was an outpouring of appreciation and several persons went up to give him a donation. According to MC Tony Rebel it was a great symbolic gesture of how we should treat those who are willing to work for what they want. At the end of the final show patrons could say that for the past month they were treated to some of the finest performances in Reggae music .


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