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Protojé thrills UBT&R

Dominic Bell

Tuesday, August 28, 2012    

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LAST week Tuesday contemporary reggae fans came out in droves to see Protojé and his Indignation band live at the weekly Behind The Screen series, held at Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records (UBT&R).

After being introduced by the emcee for the evening, dancehall artiste and radio host Stacious, Protojé began his fan-interactive and lively set.

Protojé commenced his performance with an acoustic version of his hit single JA, which was aided by his vocally impeccable backup singers before a momentous build up during the song's progression.

The dub reggae artiste then went into his contemplative track about the independence of the Jamaican masses Take Control. Patrons were then treated to Protojé's most recent hit single Who Dem A Program, his namesake interpolation of Papa San's dancehall classic.

After a birthday tribute to Usain Bolt, which was done a cappela by his backup singers, Protoje then had a segment that focused on the many females in attendance.

He serenaded the ladies with his inspirational ode to broken-hearted women Stronger, and then with his popular single about his ideal companion No Lipstick.

The motivational Our Time Come was followed by the personal testimony of Protojé's musical journey, his debut album's title track 7 Year Itch.

Patrons were elated by collaborative guest appearances by Kabaka Pyramid for Warrior Today, Jah 9 for After I'm Gone, and Keida for an impromptu lyrical freestyle. In addition, those in attendance harmonised the narrations being told word for word in Protojé's storytelling gems Wrong Side of The Law and his signature track Rasta Love.

After delivery many well received new singles such as This Is Not A Marijuana Song and Evil Display, Protojé closed his near hour and a half performance with Dread, followed by a ZJ Sparks pleaded encore which included his single Around The World.

The dub rock reggae artiste Protoje dismantled the notion that quality cannot be accompanied with quality, with an immaculate execution of a majority of his released discography to his ever-growing musically appreciative fanbase.

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