West Kingston Jamboree a time to celebrate
The people of west Kingston had much to cheer about as Liv It Up Records' West Kingston Jamboree brought joy to the masses at Tivoli Gardens last Sunday.
From little-known acts such as Brain and Lamie Rich, who did a good job on stage, to heavyweights such as Chronixx and Rastafarian friends Kabaka Pyramid and Jesse Royal, it was an enjoyable show.
There was much excitement as Kabaka Pyramid lifted a bottle of Spurlina in the air and Chronixx moved into action.
Veteran Jose Wales, was definitely a crowd. pleaser, doing lyrics from yesteryear. Hhe connected well with the young and mature in the audience. Mr Easy has not lost any of his musical energy and pelted hits after hits such as Drive Me Crazy, Tek Weh Meself and Murder, among others.
Major Mackerel, Squidly and Daddy Lizard were other veterans who graced the stage.
Desparado had a lively set. His two dancers brought a vibes to proceedings. Skully Hop was a crowd favourite with his witty lyrics. Liv Up Records' Rattigan burned a musical fire and Cherine Anderson was her usual fiery self, especially on songs such as Haffie Come Back and Rebel.
Music is the backbone of the people of west Kingston. Member of Parliament Desmond McKenzie and the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness, as well as Olivia 'Babsy Grange, were to celebrate with them.
A number of artistes bigged up the 'president', United States-incarcerated Dudus, in their intro and songs,
When The Star team left the venue at 4:30 a.m. Ninja Man had just come on stage with a number of artistes left to perform.