Jr Gong, Capleton Dominate At Rebel Salute

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The 19th staging of the annual show Rebel Salute was ignited when international artiste Jr Gong and his brother Stephen Marley took to the stage. The throng of patrons blazed their fire and tooted their vuvuzelas in anticipation for what was to be a great night. The Marley brothers dug deep into their catalogue and had Port Kaiser audience singing along to every word that they said during their 40 minute set. The Marley brothers also took time out to hail incarcerated artiste Buju Banton and wished for his speedy release.

But before the big acts came on stage, the show kicked off with young artistes such as: Mr Slick, Mad Dog and Iyah Blaze. Food Kartel had the crowd laughing along to his gimmicks.

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A pregnant Queen Ifrica took to the stage and rocked the venue with her extensive catalogue. Queen Ifrica got loud cheers when she started singing "Below The Waist" while pointing to her protruding belly.
Singer Romain Virgo also gave a stellar performance, belting out hits such as "System" and "Taking You Home" which had the ladies swooning. "Singy Singy" Tarrus Riley could do no wrong for the audience and had thrilled the audience with his set.

It was almost midnight when the birthday man and founder of the event Tony Rebel took the stage and belted out hit after hit of his most popular songs. Tony Rebel got a huge forward when he made a special plea to Minister of Youth and Culture-Lisa Hannah, to inform Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller that the buggery laws should not be repealed or reviewed.
The fire man, Capleton was the closing act. The energetic artiste had patrons eating out of his hands when he took to the stage. Living up to his name, Capleton had his supporters lighting cardboards and whatever else they could find. Firefighters were however, on hand to put out the billowing smoke.

It was an end to one of the biggest Reggae Shows and was hailed as one of the best Rebel Salutes to date.


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