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Musical high at Dub Treatment

Saturday, March 01, 2014    

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IT was billed a celebration of art, life and Rastafari. The organisers forgot to add marijuana to the mix at The Dub Treatment at the Countryside Club in Half-Way-Tree on Thursday.

The concert's headline act was dub vocalist Jah 9.

The celebration saw the 'herb' taking centrestage along with the music as several guest artistes paid tribute to the plant, seen as a sacrament in Rastafari.

With the sound of the heavy drum and bass, Jah 9 took to the stage to kick off the performances. She delivered a string of her lyrically potent material.

Intentions, Gratitude, Brothers and Advocado -- her tribute to men -- all proceeded her praises for 'the weed'.

First up was a prayerful delivery of Taken Up, her ode to what she describes as "the sweetest high you could ever find."

Constantly reminding her audience of the move towards the legalisation of ganja, Jah 9 would then demonstrate the components of a chalice and its use before delving into Steamers a Bubble, another tribute to marijuana, to close the first segment of her performance.

Ganja was lifted to higher heights through musical tributes in a segment billed For The Love of Kush.

Jah 9 brought out a number of her musical friends to continue the tribute. Singer Keida dropped her recent track Ganja Tea, Chronixx paid respect to The Perfect Tree, and No-Maddz injected humour into the proceedings with Pass It On and Now That We Found Herb, their take on the Third World anthem, Now That We

Found Love.

Kazaam and Alexandra Love were also among the artiste who took to the stage.

Jah 9 would wrap up the event with more of her pieces including Preacherman and Warning.

-- Richard Johnson

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