The Digicel Bajan Reggae Night, part of the Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival was an appreciation of Reggae music in Barbados and Bajan music by the locals. The night was filled with talented Bajan Reggae artistes with quality music that had the appreciative Bajan crowd chanting, dancing and singing. It was more than a night of gathered Bajan artistes but a night of true appreciation of Bajan music and the island’s artistes. The night was filled with the Flying Fish Island’s natives chanting support for Rastafarianism, Reggae and conscious lyrics.
With staff in hand Albert Olton, Oracle, Storm Thriller and many more relatively new Bajan artistes on the reggae scene made their presence felt on stage. Buggy Nhakente performing with the Fully Loaded Band had the crowd fully immersed in the music. When Kidsite got on stage the crowd roared with anticipation for the three time winner of the Barbados Calypso Crown. He was accompanied in song by his fans to songs such as ‘ZR’, ‘Don’t Hit Riri’ and many more from the eighties to present day. Hotta Flames, another Bajan to grace the stage used his conscious lyrical styling to continue his role as a socially responsible artiste singing songs such as ‘Girls Need More than Sex’.
If you did not attend, you truly missed a superb night. One could have felt the pride, passion and love of not just Reggae or Bajan music but the quality of music the little rock produced. With every performer or band such as the High Grade Band that took the stage, both backstage and in the audience, beaming smiles on faces was a true indication that the night was a success.
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