Agent Sasco captivates large audience
There wasn't an empty seat in the house as the third weekly staging of 100 Live got under way at the Hope Road venue last Wednesday night.
Hundreds of patrons crammed into the tiny space atop the restaurant's roof, hoping to secure a good enough spot to catch Agent Sasco in action. Though by the time the deejay graced the stage, several persons could hardly see, many didn't seem to mind as they listened to him churn out hit after hit from his extensive catalogue.
Backed by his Agents of Sound Band, the night belonged to the entertainer as he masterfully captivated the large gathering with each song.
Although he showed off his versatility by delivering a little something for everyone, it was his social commentary tunes that earned him the most 'forwards' of the night. Songs like Hand To Mouth, Same Thing Again, Priority Check and Something's Gotta Give resonated with the audience, and they sang along in appreciation of clean, conscious lyrics.
Sasco, who was introduced to the dancehall space in 1999 as Assassin, also took patrons on a trip down memory lane, as he performed some of his earlier hits. Songs like Step Pan Dem, Anywhere We Go, Don't Make Me Hold You and Pull Up had patrons enjoying some classic dancehall hits.
The event saw fellow entertainers turning out in their numbers to support one of their own, and Sasco showed his appreciation by allowing them to join him on stage briefly during his set.
Suku from Ward 21, Leftside, Ding Dong and Magnum Kings and Queens 2017 winner Symatic, all put in short but energetic performances, adding to an already electrifying night.
Popcaan and Capleton, who turned up later on in the night, were also invited to put on a brief show. Up-and-coming acts Tosh Alexander and Delando Colley also put in noteworthy performances as the evening's opening acts, each getting the chance to show Jamaica what they're made of and how much more they have to offer as they grow.
With a $1,000 admission fee, 100 Live has seen tremendous growth since its debut three weeks ago. Already the series has seen performances from Bugle and Bushman.
The intimate gathering offers patrons a chance to enjoy music from some of their favourite entertainers in a 'one-on-one' type setting. Reggae artiste I-Wayne is said to be the act booked for next week.