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Fantan Mojah Wows Negril with commanding performance Featured

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BULLETIN! Reggae is not dead. There is a new standard bearer who encapsulates the spirit of Jacob Miller and the high energy shenanigans of a Capleton. His name is Fantan Mojah. And he is the new tour de force rocking the world of reggae music.  

 

 

 

 

Down Sound Recording artiste Fantan Mojah delivered a marquis peformance that had hundreds of tourists in a state of awe on Tuesday night on the west end cliffs at Negril Escape as the One Love Reggae concert series came to climactic end.

Dressed in a white ensemble which imbued him with a majestic quality, like a lion surveying his kingdom, Fantan was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. He delivered all the songs from his 2005 full length album Hail the King, earning the biggest forwards for the title track, Hungry, and Nuh Build Great Man.

Backed by his own Macka Tree band, Fantan had the audience in a trance, their hands aloft, their eyes awestruck and expectant as they swayed to the sweet reggae harmonies as he did emotionally charged songs such as Corruption, Thanks and Praise, Love Grows and She Makes Me Feel So Nice .

Even though he had injured his knee a few days earlier, Fantan was able to transcend that pain, and thrill the patrons in the venue who were drawn to his Bobo Ashanti faith as he praised Jah, condemned immorality, glorified women in a positive way and called for a revolution against the Babylon system.

Invested with a self-belief and inner strength that is way beyond his years, Fantan Mojah showed just what a phenomental act he has become when he took a bit of creative licence and performed a 'rasta marriage' ceremony of two Caucasians "under his Authority ordained to him by his Rasta faith". It was a beautiful ceremony which captured the full attention of the packed venue as he randomly picked a male and female, brought them to the stage, introduced them to each other, then married them. The ecstatic couple kissed passionately and left the stage forever as one. The experts say that the institution of marriage is dead, but no one told Fantan.

Fantan Mojah's one hour and 20 minute performance so captivated the audience that the promoters waited almost 45 minutes for Julian Marley's performance. Julian performed hits from his latest album, Awake and crowd favourites from his 2003 album, A Time and Place.

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