Raging Fyah BURNS UP 'TRACKS'

Raging Fyah BURNS UP 'TRACKS'

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Print this page Email A Friend!


THERE is something about reggae band Raging Fyah.

They have no current hits mounting charts and are not on the playlists of popular radio jocks and sound system selectors. Yet, this aggregation, formed in 2006 at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, continues to impress audiences with their live performances.

They did so again Tuesday night as they rocked the small, yet appreciative audience at Usain Bolt's Tracks and Records in St Andrew, the latest in the Behind the Screen series.

Raging Fyah's repertoire features strong lyrics
and engaging stage presence, which translates into an enjoyable musical presentation.

On Tuesday, they were in fine form. The band was reflective as they delivered World Crisis, sentimental on Far Away, militant with Dread, while Ganja spoke for itself.

The title track from their debut album Judgement Day was particularly well received as was Cyaan Cool, the
final track in their near 90-minute set.

Speaking to the Jamaica Observer, bass player Delroy 'Pele' Hamilton noted that the members were elated with their performance.

"We were really looking forward to it. Most of our other local performance have been limited to 20-25 minutes. This one was an extended version, so we could really give it to our fans," he said.

The band used its Tracks and Records performance to test the waters with new songs -- two which were released in February -- Barriers, Dread, First Love, and Nah Look Back.

Raging Fyah leaves the island for Europe next week for a five-week club tour. The stops include Germany, Poland, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and France.

"This one should be a little different," Hamilton said. "Last year, when we toured Europe, we were on mostly festivals which attracted audiences ranging from 25,000 to 40,000. This time it's the clubs, so we will see how the audiences react to us as an act rather than part of a line-up."


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive


ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT