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Chris Brown Ruled Reggae Sumfest International Night I Featured

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Reggae Sumfest cruised into night two of the 2010 Festival with another commendable mix of artistes that appropriately represented the Festival’s 18 years of existence.


For the second consecutive day, showers pelted the second city where the Festival is being and held, but again the spirits of the patrons were not dampened as they turned out in massive numbers to support their respective artistes.

Leading the pack for International Night One was American R&B singer Chris Brown, who caused the entire Catherine Hall to erupt into fervent screams. From his entry at 2:16, there was non-stop cheering and screaming from the throngs of females scattered all over the venue. He shifted the tempo at will and seemed he could do no wrong for the Sumfest audience.

International Night One was also a mixture of Reggae’s finest and most promising local artistes, who all thrilled an overwhelmingly accepting and appreciative audience.

Earlier acts such as Mackie Conscious, Sophia Squire, and Sherieta worked short tight sets, making adequate use of their allotted time but showing a soothing level of comfort.

Protoje also worked a comfortable and easy going set, showing stage potential as he delivered tunes from his growing catalogue.

Romain Virgo both dressed and performed well, demonstrating that he will be a future general in the Reggae army, based on his composure, seamless delivery and well toned vocals.

Etana showed maturity in her performance, delicately mixing her old and new material to the audience’s delight. She commanded attention with her themes of social commentary, love, and black consciousness.

Jah Cure, who hails from the very parish in which Reggae Sumest grew to fame, gave an evenly-paced rendition of his tunes, which were very well received.

Queen Ifrica gave a solid and comprehensive performance, delivering many of the gems from her appropriately titled album Montego Bay.

Tony Rebel, an experienced and seasoned performer in his own right, then brought the curtains down on another quality International Night in similar fashion, setting the stage for the final night of the Festival.

Reggae Sumfest continues on Saturday night with International Night Two, and will feature acts such as Usher, Beenie Man, Shaggy, and Tarrus Riley among others.

Reggae Sumfest remains the most celebrated and supported Reggae Festival in Jamaica, and attracts the world’s leading musicians and performers. In its near 20 year history, the show has boasted a superb entertainment package, loaded with the best performances, food, music, and culture.


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