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“Photos Of Stonebwoy At Reggae Sumfest” — Ghafla.Com

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Photos Of Stonebwoy At Reggae Sumfest

July 24, 2018 at 16:12

Photos Of Stonebwoy At Reggae Sumfest

Ghanaian dancehall artist, Stonebwoy performed over the weekend. Furthermore, this was at Jamaica’s biggest annual summer reggae festival (SumFest). It took place at Montego Bay’s Catherine Hall Event Centre in Jamaica.

Jamaica Summer Fest and Stonebwoy
This year’s SumFest marked the 26th biggest Jamaican summer festival. Also, the Ghanaian dancehall sensation had an invitation to perform at the event.

The Zylofon Music signed artiste is the first ever Ghanaian musician to perform in one of Jamaica’s biggest event like SumFest.

The BET Award winner in an interview with Downsound Entertainment after thrilling his Jamaican crowd, expressed his happiness. Moreover, he stated how honoured he is for being the first Ghanaian artiste to perform in Jamaica’s SumFest.

Stonebwoy’s performance lasted for 15 minutes, even more than some Jamaican artistes who graced the same stage. Before he came on, Dmajor, Harry Toddler and some others performed. Right after Stonebwoy came on stage Agent Sasco (Assassin), whom Stonebwoy featured on “Hakuna Matata”, another single off the “Epistles Of Mama” album.

Photos of Stonebwoy at Reggae SumFest

 

“Gong Fest At Reggae Sumfest” — Jamaica Gleaner

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Gong Fest At Reggae Sumfest

Elijah Marley on stage at Reggae Sumfest on Saturday night.

While it was Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley who was celebrating a birthday, he was the one who left all those at the closing night of Reggae Sumfest 2018 with a musical gift.

The 2017 Reggae Grammy winner worked like an inspired man, digging generously into his own catalogue while also evoking memories of his famous father – King of Reggae, Bob Marley. As he sang and danced to his heart’s content, the son of the legend, who came off a tour in Europe to perform at Reggae Sumfest, made it clear that “there is no place like home.”

He sent the fans into a screaming and dancing frenzy with his popular ‘anthem’, Welcome to Jamrock, and his performance of Medication made the audience ‘high’.

In reflecting on his journey to age 40, the lanky ‘Gongzilla’ paid tribute to his parents for giving him the life he now enjoys. “My parents worked hard for me to have a good life,” said Marley, whose own son, Elijah, stole the hearts of many patrons when he strolled centre stage and gave his dad a lyrical gift – singing Stevie Wonder’s monster hit, I Just Call To Say I Love You, which had his dad clearly bemused, and his grandmother – former Miss World Cindy Breakspeare – singing along from side stage, beaming with pride.

Intent on giving patrons a lyrical gift, Junior Gong made light of his birthday, declaring, “me put it off till next year,” when joining him on stage Kabaka Pyramid told the crowd that, “he celebrated his birthday yesterday (Saturday) and I want you to say happy birthday to the ‘Gongzilla.”

The singer ended his set with a playful exchange with his son, who had returned to the stage to dance up a storm during the delivery of Welcome to Jamrock. As he ran across the stage, his dad playfully chased him, much to the delight of the fans. When finally caught, father and son laughed heartily as they hugged each other.

True to his fan-given moniker, Gongzilla smashed and trampled expectations, leaving Montego Bay in the blissful aftermath of his musical destruction.

Responses To Junior Gong’s Performance

“What a man … what a performance,” remarked radio personality Denise ‘Isis’ Miller, who was clearly moved by the performance.

Dr Sonja Niaah: “We have not begun to see the best of Junior Gong. He understands himself and the crowd in a very, very unique way. In so many ways he is already legendary. He recognises that he is part of an empire, whether he is speaking or on a stage.”

Professor Donna Hope: “Damian’s performance was impressive, stellar. He always delivers. His son giving him that tribute for his birthday was simply awesome.”

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” JTB takes Reggae Sumfest to the world” — Caribbean Life News

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 JTB takes Reggae Sumfest to the world

The stream presented a curated feed live from Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, featuring main stage performances along with features, artiste and media interviews, all hosted live by popular television host Sakina Deer.

The JTB Live Stream is hosted on the Visit Jamaica Facebook page, which has over 940,000 followers around the globe, JTB said on Monday.

“This year we wanted to give our audience a taste of what the greatest reggae festival on earth is like in a virtual setting,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s director of tourism. “We know that there are lots of folks who for whatever reason could not be in Montego Bay, so we are using this platform to showcase not just our music but the culture, fashion, food and signature vibe of the Reggae Sumfest.”

Featured on the stream were interviews with artistes like Argentinian reggae sensation Dread Mar I, D Major, Press Kay, Yanique the Curvy Diva, along with CEO of Downsound Entertainment Josef Bogdanovich.

AdvertisementJTB said the successful Facebook Live broadcast also continued for the second night of the show, capturing audiences around the world to witness the “Greatest Reggae Show on Earth.”

During the broadcast, JTB said Deer welcomed Reggae Sumfest performing artists J Boog, Keznamdi, Naomi Cowan and D’Yani to the JTB booth for exclusive interviews, giving viewers an exciting behind the scenes look at the festival featuring real-time updates from the performers themselves.

Other notable VIP guests included Dr. Horace Chang, Minister of National Security and Mitch Watson, president of the United Nations Association of Jamaica and sprint phenom Briana Williams.

Local and international members of the media also joined the JTB to conduct interviews with artists, sponsors and event organizers.

These included Jamaica Gleaner’s Janet Silvera, Sean Kelly from Canadian radio station Mix 97 FM, and Reggae Sumfest Inspire Award-recipient Patricia Meschino from Billboard, JTB said.

Building on its success from the first night, JTB said its booth attracted hundreds of attendees on the closing night of the festival, and captivated audiences across Jamaica and major United States markets through its “dynamic, all-encompassing Facebook Live experience.”

Posted 12:00 am, July 24, 2018

“Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest 2018 featured 2 Nights of Raging Dancehall & Reggae” — Respect Magazine

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“Reggae Sumfest 2018 Performances” — News Americas Now

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Reggae Sumfest 2018 Performances

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News Americas, MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Tues. July 24, 2018: Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica completed another year Saturday night. Here are some of the top performances from #Sumfest2018 that you may have missed.

DAMIAN MARLEY

CAPLETON

SPICE

BERES AND BEENIE MAN

GOVONA

RYGIN KING

POPCAAN

DING DONG

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“Reggae Sumfest wows foreigners” — Loop News

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 Reggae Sumfest wows foreigners

Reggae Sumfest was truly an international affair, with visitors jetting into the island solely to be a part of the week-long activities in Montego Bay, St James.

These tourists were not to be outdone by locals as they danced, screamed and blew vuvuzelas for their favourite artistes; consumed local dishes such as rice and peas, jerk chicken, curry goat, oxtail and ackee and saltfish; and (some) even had their share of the famous Jamaican herb.

From all indications, they had a great time over the period, so Loop News sought their feedback. Check out the responses in the video edited by Ramon Lindsay below.

 

 


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