Rain fails to dampen Rainforest festival

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com MONTEGO BAY, St James

Tuesday, March 11, 2014    

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UNDAUNTED by the early afternoon showers thousands of families from streamed into the Catherine Hall Entertainment Complex in Montego Bay, St James for the second annual Rainforest Seafood Festival, on Ash Wednesday.

The defiant patrons were treated to first-class performances from the strong line-up of artistes billed for the live show segment.

Dancehall star Konshens had the female patrons screaming during his stint as he belted out the lyrics to Every Man to a Gal, Bad Me No Like You, Si Dung, How da Party Yah Look So, Bubble Gal a Bubble, and I'm Coming.

Closing act Busy Signal, who noted that he was performing in the resort city for the first time since 2008, got a rousing reception as he pounced on the stage reeling off hits after hits.

Inna Bad Man Place, Naw Go a Jail Again, Hustling, Bedroom Bully, and (Bumaye) Watch Out Fi Dis were some of the selections as he brought the curtains down.

Inna Bad Man Place, Naw Go a Jail Again, Hustling, Bedroom Bully, and (Bumaye) Watch Out Fi Dis were some of the selections as he brought the curtains down.

I-Octane, Tarrus Riley and Etana were also well received.

Meanwhile, veteran John Holt who had the first encore, had both the young and matured among the audience captivated y his set which included Up Park Camp, Stick by Me, Broken Heart, Sweety, They Will Rob You, Ali Baba, Police in Helicopter and If I Were a Carpenter.

Up-and-coming artiste Wayne J was also well received.

Ruff Kut band did backing duties while the night's proceedings were marshalled by emcee Miss Kitty.

Proceeds from the event will go to the We Care For Cornwall Regional Hospital, an initiative launched in 2011 by a group of 'Montegonians' concerned about the welfare of the facility which is located in the resort city.





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