Doing it for mother


Doing it for mother

Observer senior reporter

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Despite the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mother's Day was made a little more enjoyable thanks to the latest instalment of the Digicel Unplugged online concert series. This staging featured a mix of the emerging and the experienced with RCA recording artiste Sevana and veteran reggae act Freddie McGregor.

This proved to be another good showing for the series and the telecommunications firm will be sponsoring one such show every other week until Father's Day, June 21. However, the strong performances were almost obscured by the poor audio quality on Digicel's Instagram page, one of the main platforms streaming the event.

Patron after patron called for technicians to fix the situation and this may have reflected in fluctuations in the viewing numbers.

This technical hiccup was most apparent during the performance by Sevana, whose 20-minute set opened the show.

During the performance of her track Justice, the audience began to use the song title in their call for Digicel to remedy the audio issues.

“Audio not doing her any justice,” one patron posted.

“Audio an injustice,” wrote another.

While the sound quality did improve somewhat towards the end of her performance it was still far from optimal.

Sevana's package would also include Carry You, a reggae medley and her popular Nobody Man.

McGregor's time onscreen was a joyful mix of showmanship and the deep catalogue that the veteran performer is known for.

It was into this performance that one patron shared that the audio on Digicel's Facebook page was much better. The difference was clear.

With the switch made one could enjoy the one hour and 15 minutes of great Jamaican music, which included Africa Here I Come, To Be Poor is a Crime, Prophecy, Push Come to Shove, Big Ship, So I'll Wait For You, Just Don't Want to Be Lonely.

His set was given added dimension by live links with a number of reggae acts.

Wayne Marshall, who was celebrating Mother's Day with his mother Paulette Mitchell, was the first guest. He was followed by Shaggy, Marcia Griffiths and Dre Island.

Viewership reached near 600 on Digicel's Instagram page and it is not known how many tuned in on Facebook.

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