JAH CURE Makes Reggae History with tumultuous Sundance crowd reception


jah cure meets yardflex.jpgJah Cure's first performance since his release from prison on July 28, 2007 has left a lasting impression on his European fans. On Sunday August 12 at the Reggae Sundance Festival in Eindhoven, Holland, Jah Cure performed in front of 20,000 persons who were longing for that day. Irie FM's Elise Kelly gave a graphic report of this moment that she called absolutely phenomenal.

Kelly, who was present for most of the Reggae Sundance performances, lauded praises on all the "Masters of Their Craft" who gave brilliant presentations to the massive European audiences. Besides what is now termed as the historic crowd reception for Jah Cure, patrons were said to be highly engaged and enthusiastic throughout. Performances by reggae giants like, Bunny Wailer, Tony Rebel, Marcia Griffiths, Gregory Isaacs, Buju Banton, Jimmy Cliff and Anthony B were reportedly energy filled and well received.

The undisputed highlight of the festival this year, Jah Cure won out on a toss up as to who would close the show. Choices were Cure or Capleton… and after Capleton "bun down de place" with his mighty flaming sound, Jah Cure emerged and pandemonium broke out with the tumultuous applause and warm reception. In describing Jah Cure, Kelly said, "Looking absolutely handsome in full white Jah Cure received the kind of love in Holland that was phenomenal." With the excellent music direction of Dean Fraser, and in full control – with enormous confidence, Jah Cure mesmerized the Sundance audience.

After 2 encores and after the band had dismantled, the 20,000 strong in the Sundance field refused to move, Kelly reported. They wanted more of Jah Cure, and he could not refuse such a determined lot. Coming back one last time, Jah Cure polished off a tremendous show that had people interacting with tears and in song. Worldwide it has been described as a historical moment.