|Reggae, soca heat up Festival|
|Written by NGOVOU GYANG|
|Thursday, 16 August 2012 08:59|
Several Virgin Islands performers kicked off the Aug. 3 International Reggae Night, which was rounded off by Destra, a soca singer from Trinidad and Tobago.
To start off the evening, Heritage, Imo and Shine I each took the stage to warm up the crowd. As Shine I sang, the audience steadily grew, drawn by his energised performance. But soon, a sudden downpour abruptly ended the show, causing the audience to seek shelter under the booths set up throughout the Festival Village.
Junior Reid, a Jamaican dancehall and reggae singer, resumed the show after the rain delay with a 45-minute performance. When he sang “One Blood,” the audience erupted in applause and began to sing along.
The excitement at the village was reignited Saturday. The zouk band Kassav performed early in the night. Despite their early start, thousands of revellers had gathered in front of the stage.
See the Aug. 16, 2012 edition for full coverage.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:08|