Sumfest street dance brings life to Montego Bay
All thoughts of St James being under a state of emergency vanished on Monday night as persons packed into the Old Hospital Park on Jimmy Cliff Boulevard in Montego Bay for Reggae Sumfest's street dance in the resort town.
Ace DJ Foota Hype unleashed some of the hottest dancehall hits, which he mixed with his social media-style rants, in which he took potshots at some of his former Downsound Record colleagues, especially producer Skatta Burrell, his ex-lover Ishawna, and the outfit's boss, Reggae Sumfest's CEO Joe Bagdonavich.
Sky Juice, who was elegantly clad in red and white, which was reduced to only his pants during his performance, had the fans in stitches as he made his big belly dance to several popular hits. In addition to giving love to many of Jamaica's top dancehall artistes with his classy selections, he also invited Japanese dancer Nami Crissy and her crew to centre stage, where they delighted with exceptional dancing skills.
Before Sky Juice took the stage, Team Shella and C Note set a riveting early pace with a string of hit songs, which had the crowd in a dancing frenzy. The visitors to the island, who were out in generous numbers, got a taste of the 'money pull-up' phenomenon as fans threw money on stage to have the selector 'pull up' their favourite songs, especially the popular songs from the 6ixes.