By: Kemesha Bolton
Photography By: Milton Raynor
On an afternoon when the Haile Selassie I High School celebrated their Jamaica Day, the KLAS Inseason School Tour passed through to encourage the gesture.
Haile Selassie High School is located in a community plagued by violence and the evidence was there by the constant presence of the Police force. This however, did not stop the students, teachers and community members present from enjoying the afternoon to the fullest.
As usual enthusiastic performances came from the school and representatives of schools who are weekly participants of the tour. Bushy Tail, Terror Prince and the school's dance group were some favorites.
Other performers who took the time out to celebrate with the school were, Keri Page, Alibra, Renegad, Baby Chris and dancehall duo Nah Switch. It was an unfulfilled performance by Shane O. The students begged for him and waited patiently for his performance but he ran through the songs quickly and the students were unable to enjoy each song to the full extent.
This did not altogether dampen their spirits though, as music juggling from DJ master DJ Kat, kept them busy dancing throughout the rest of the afternoon.
John Hype passed through and his performance lifted the energy of the afternoon. Along with his crew he demonstrated all the popular dances to the sounds of Erup's "Click Mi Fingers" and Assassin's "Hold Yuh."
Although very hoarse, Black-er performed much to the delight of the students. He did "Lata Fi She" and "Boasy Wine" and sent the girls in a frenzy, as they had to be restrained and sent off the stage by their teachers.
It was a short but very spicy afternoon, one that will stay in the memory bank of all the students who attended.