That's a wrap!
THE Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) wrapped up its Wednesday evening celebrations of Reggae Month with Reggae Run Weh held at Emancipation Park in St Andrew.
The event blended reggae and its influence on fashion. The fair-sized audience, which gathered in the popular green space, was thoroughly entertained.
In tribute to the ancestors, The Charles Town Maroons blessed the grounds with drumming which would lead to performances from young Edna Manley College graduate Serena Constantine, singers Denyque and Iba Mahr, singjay Ikaya. No-Maddz lit up the park with their blend of music, humour and poetry.
The band Chalice would bring the party to The Park when they touched the stage. Delivering classics Praise Him, Good To Be There, Revival Time and Pocomania Day, they were able to take patrons from their seats and had them swaying to the infectious beat. But lead singer Wayne Armond would have his most lethal track
It was the ballad Still Love You that would ellicit the greatest response. And clincher would come at the final notes of the song. While reflecting on love lost, Armond would be comforted by a female patron who rushed to the stage arms flung wide, to comfort the 'sobbing' singer.
The evening's emcee Ibo Cooper would try the 'sobbing' trick only to be greeted by two women willing to comfort him, much to the amusement of the audience.
The evening, and the series would come to a rousing end with performances from the dancehall quartet TOK and Jahbouks. The latter was named Artiste of the Year by JaRIA for his track Call Angola. The dreadlocked artiste was in fine form and lived up to the accolades meted out to him by the organisation.