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REGGAE SUMFEST 2013 CLOSES IN FINE STYLE!

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By Cecelia Campbell-Livingston—-

DAMIAN ‘Junior Gong’ Marley, American R&B singer Miguel, Chronixx, and Romain Virgo were the outstanding acts on the final night of Reggae Sumfest at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, on Saturday.

The week-long festival had started on Monday.

Top: Miguel, Bottom: Damian Marley performing at Reggae Sumfest at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay on Saturday. (PHOTOS: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

Saturday’s event, International Night II, saw the long-haired Marley injecting new life into the crowd during his hour-and-a-half set.

His high-energy dancing, with locks flowing, had female fans screaming as he delivered Hey Girl, Beautiful, Still Searching, This Spear and Mission.

The visuals used during the Affairs of the Heart singer’s set highlight his performance.

He also played a clip with his father’s voice, reggae king Bob Marley, speaking of Africa as the promised land. He then delivered his take on Dennis Brown’s Promised Land. This was well-received.

Earlier that evening, American R&B singer Miguel’s set was also a hit with the female patrons.

There was a mad rush for vantage positions as his name was mentioned as the next performer.

He seemingly could do no wrong. Loud screams accompanied Pure Thing, The Thrill, Teach You, All I Want Is You, and his most successful track Adorn.

He made good use of the stage. His band also assisted in enhancing his performance.

Romain Virgo

Romain Virgo

Romain Virgo delivered a class act.

He worked up a sweat delivering numbers including Rain Is Falling, Love Doctor, Live Mi Life and Mi Cyaan Sleep.

Chronixx, who is steadily making a name for himself on the reggae circuit, lived up to expectation.

He was in total command uttering the lyrics to They Don’t Know, Smile For Me, Don’t Take My Love For Granted, and Here Comes Trouble.

Chronixx

Chronixx

Early act Nomadzz was good… really good. Their onstage antics paid off and had the crowd excited. The group used the Sumfest stage to launch their new EP Breadfruit is the New Bread Baby.

Performances also came from female artiste Berry, Boys Club, Miguel Antonio, and Ashley Martin.

A diminished audience was on hand to witness Reggae group Chalice bringing the curtains down on International Night II.

They kicked off their performance with the National Anthem, which had everyone standing still in respect.

A steady stream of patrons filed out of the venue during the performance of Stand Up. The group, however, kept it going with numbers including Good To Be There and Caravan of Love.

 

 

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