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A St Mary Mi Come From 2012

A St Mary Mi Come From 2012

A St Mary Mi Come From 2012

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Capleton's annual concert took place in August in Jamaica.

It was supposed to be a charity concert and an appeal for equal rights and justice. Unceasing pull-ups and homophobic declarations made the 11th A St Mary Mi Come From mediocre. Capleton’s charity event, which took place saturday at the Grays Inn Sports Complex in Annotto Bay, turned out to be this year a sad ode to homophobia.

Starting at 9 pm, the show only took an interesting turn around 2 am when Major Mackerel opened the ball and thrilled the auditorium with his hit songs Pretty Looks Done and Prettiest Gal Dem. With his set, Major Mackerel was the first to earn the audience attention.

Later, Sizzla and his army arrived on stage. The singer delivered his international hits Be Strong, Simplicity, Words of Divine. Once his flag bearers reached the stage, Sizzla loosened up with his anti-gay titles Murder Dem and Nah Apologize.

At daybreak, Capleton took the centrestage. Surrounded by "his family", the Fireman chanted his famous Jah Jah City, That Day Will Come, Slew Dem. Then he invited Ninjaman on stage.

All dressed in white, the veteran deejay slowly made his theatral entrance on stage, delighting in the crowd ovation. He started with his hit More Reality and Too Hot for Airwaves. Capleton and Ninjaman later shared the stage with Teflon, Gyptian, and Munga Honourebel.

Each year, the proceeds from A St Mary Mi Come From are donated to institutions of the parish of Capleton’s birth. The beneficiaries from this year’s show include the Annoto Bay Hospital, Mothers in Crisis and schools.


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