Capleton headlines Fyah In Da Ville Negril series

Following a successful European tour, dancehall artiste Capleton will be headlining the Fyah In Da Ville concert in Negril on November 25.

Laurice Princess Taylor, promoter of the event, says his return is being highly anticipated.

"Fyah In Da Ville has been going on for about eight years. It originated in Mandeville, so we moved it this year to Negril because we have a headliner who hasn't been on this side of the island for quite a few years, so we thought that this would be a better location for the event this year," she told the Jamaica Observer's Splash.

Slated for the Jamaica Tamboo Resort, newcomer Najeeriii, as well as Munga Honorable, Ffurious, and others are also set to perform.

Promoter Laurice Princess Taylor.

Besides general tickets, patrons may opt for a cabana or sky view experience.

Taylor also said that measures will be in place to ensure secured, orderly parking.

"You know it's Negril, and they have some of the biggest events throughout the year. So, we have a parking lot directly across from the venue… We will have directions for folks on where they should be parking," she said.

Acts such as Skeng, Gabbidon, Lisa Hyper, and Qban have performed on the show in previous years.

As it relates to the running order, Taylor added: "Gates will he open at 6:00 pm [and] artistes should be on stage around 8:30 pm. Capleton is closing the show and he will be on stage [at] about 12:15 am."

Capleton remains one of the most enduring artistes of his generation. His album Prophecy, released by DefJam, peaked at #65 on Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart in 1995. He scored seminal dancehall hits such as Tour, which peaked at #57 on the Hot 100 Chart, Wings of The Morning which soared to #79 and Heathen Rage, which was #79 on the R&B Hip Hop Songs Chart.

He has enjoyed other successes during his career with Grammy-nominated albums and worldwide tours. He has had several local hits like Bombo Red, Lotion Man, Almshouse, More Fire, and Jah Jah City.

The "Fireman" was recently featured in DJ Khaled's 2023 Grammy-nominated album God Did on the track The Streets Know My Name with Skillibeng, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, and Buju Banton.

He was also featured on the album Khaled Khaled, on the track Where You Come From, along with Buju Banton, Barrington Levy, and Bounty Killer.

The promoter also promises an enjoyable experience.

"It's my first show in Negril and the [excitement] has been wonderful. I am in the area meeting with folks, telling them about the event, and that making sure they know what's going on and it's gonna be an event that they'll enjoy," she said.

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer

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