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Rebel Salute 2015 (Chapter 2)

Rebel Salute 2015 (Chapter 2)

Rebel Salute 2015 (Chapter 2)

By on - Photos by Steve James - 2 comments

Tarrus Riley, I-Wayne, Jesse Royal, Tony Rebel, Kabaka Pyramid, Etana, Johnny Clarke, Iba Mahr, Capleton, The Mighty Diamonds, Raging Fyah, Richie Spice, Queen Ifrica, Luciano, Cocoa Tea, Cornell Campbell, Israel Vibration, Echo Minott, Leroy Gibbon, Alborosie, Junior Kelly and more.

The Richmond Estate in Priory, St. Ann was the venue of this year’s Rebel Salute. The two day affair was held on Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th. Third World, one of the major headliners gave a splendid performance. It was the first time the group was performing on Rebel Salute with their new lead singer A.J. Brown and while fans will continue to miss Bunny Rugs, the performance by Brown indicated that a smooth transition was underway. The well anticipated Inner Circle did not disappoint the patrons. When they invited surprise guest Chronixx to perform their latest single, News Carrying Dread the crowd’s appreciation was obvious.

With the exception of one act, all the artistes scheduled to perform delivered themselves to a well receptive audience. On Friday Night patrons were also treated to performances by Tarrus Riley, I Wayne, Jesse Royal, Tony Rebel, Kabaka Pyramid, Etana, Johnny Clarke and Iba Mahr to name a few. The Friday night show was closed by the fire man himself, Capleton

Saturday night saw great performances by The Mighty Diamonds, Raging Fyah, Richie Spice, Queen Ifrica, Luciano, Cocoa Tea and others. Not often seen on Jamaican soil, Cornell Campbell, Israel Vibration, Echo Minott, Leroy Gibbon, Alborosie and Junior Kelly also gave a good account of themselves. A few artistes who were not scheduled to perform could be seen in the crowd lending their support to the event. Among those were Beres Hammond, Kymani Marley, Peter Metro and new sensation Gully Bop.

The culture and policy of the organisers was respected and adhered to by the vendors, as the venue was filled with its usual stalls selling all vegetarian meals, juices and various arts and craft. Alcohol and meat were not for sale inside the venue. For the first time Third World hosted a Third World café which featured items for sale such as T Shirts, memorabilia and featured photographs of the band members taken over the duration of their career. Members of the band signed autographs took time out to meet and great their fans, all while taking numerous photographs with them.

The 22nd staging of Rebel Salute lived up to its expectations and has clearly settled into the two day format. Patrons are already looking forward to next year’s Rebel Salute 2016.


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Posted by The Conduit Show on 01.26.2015
Great review and wonderful pictures - makes me almost feel I was there to experience it all. Kudos to The Rebel Salute team.

Posted by kady on 02.18.2015

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