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stephen-sumfest.jpgMulti Grammy Award winning reggae artiste, Stephen Marley rocked the REggae Sumfest stage on Saturday night in what was surely a memorable performance.

The son of Bob and Rita Marley captivated the crowd selections such as "No Cigarette Smoking in My Room", "Options", Traffic Jam, The Mission and So Strong.

He had the large Catherine Hall audience focused on his every move as he sang while playing the guitar to a number of the songs he did. The excitement intensified when he first invited his son, Jo Mersa to partner with him on stage and then later when he collaborated with the 'Fireman', Capleton. He did the single, Rock Stone, during which he called up Capleton to do the collab. Capleton and Marley also performed It Was Written before the former left the stage for Stephen to complete his set with his hit collaboration with American rapper Pitbull, Options.

Stephen had earlier introduced his son, Jo Mersa, and the youngster took the mic and, entertained the crowd and even called on his brother Yohan, another talented Marley offspring.





 

joe-key-to-the-city.jpgIf you thought that Alkaline has the keys to di city, you are wrong; it's actually Joe who has the official keys. and this is what he said at the handing-over: "Gee Mayor, it's a real honour and a real privilege to have this kind of responsibility in Montego Bay."

Reggae Sumfest's Josef Bogdanovich was honoured with the keys to the city of Montego Bay for his contribution to the development of the city through the annual Reggae festival.

The presentation was made by the Mayor of Montego Bay, Holmer Davis, on the closing night of Reggae Sumfest held at Catherine Hall.

During the handing over, Davis lauded Bogdanovich and the previous owners of the show for keeping the show and by extension the music alive for as long as they have.

"For your support to the economy of Montego Bay, it gives me great pleasure as the mayor of the city of Montego Bay, to present to you, the key to the city of Montego Bay and wish for you and the Sumfest production 25, more years of success in the entertainment business."

In response to the honour, Bogdanovich described the gesture as a real pleasure. "I can tell you we're gonna be here for another 25 years to support reggae and dancehall music to the world."





bounty-killer-photo-11.jpgRodney Price aka Bounty Killer was in top formed and spewed hard-hitting conscious lyrics which were very well received by the record-breaking crowd att his year's Reggae Sumfest held in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Clearly in a no-nonsense mood, the artiste who is known for his cross, angry, miserable personal was in lecture mode and he gave it to them, as he laced his lyrics with thought-provoking social messages.

The Poor People's Governor criticised the government's feeble attempts at crime fighting and urged the powers that be to address the plight of the poor.

"They are helping the police to fight crime, but they not helping (poor) people," he said before launching into his hit single Fed Up, to the delight of fans.

He also condemned the spate of murders affecting the island, calling on the gunmen to stop the violence, while also chiding men who harm women in domestic disputes.

"No man nuh fi ah kill over woman," he said as he sang Worthless Bwoy to cheers.

Bounty called on stage controversail deejay Masicka, whose management had said that owing to unresolved issues with time, the deejay, who was booked for Sumfest would not be performing. However, to the shock and delight of fans, Masicka dis a brief set within Killer's slot, and they even took jabs at Masicka's rival, Aidonia.





Tommy Lee closes Sumfest Night 1 in fine style

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tommy-lee-photo-12.jpgIt would certainly be argued successfully that Tommy Lee Sparta was the top act for what is still being called Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night by the public, despite an initiative b y the organisers to label it Sumfest Night 1.

Anyway, that aside, with a bumper crowd, who shelled out $4,500 for pre-sale and $6000 at the gate for tickets, and with a large part of that crowd staying to watch Tommy Lee's performance after big guns Alkaline and Mavado, the the Sparta man must be saluted.

Tommy Lee Sparta's relatively short performance comprised high, higher, highest and Alkaline must take some credit, for it was he who threw the first punch by calling up Tommy Lee's name in a derogatory manner during his own thrilling performance. Of course, the crowd waited with bated breath to hear if the man from Sparta and the son of Montego Bay would answer the Vendetta Boss. Of course, Tommy Lee did...and the crowd loved. They had waited for his closing performance at Catherine Hall on Saturday morning and he delivered.

A deafening combination of vuvuzelas, shouts, screams and claps greeted Tommy Lee on arrival on stage and this energy, impossible as it seemed, grew even grater throughout his 10-minute set.

Of course, his entrance was made even grander by MC Nuffy who reminding patrons to the 25th staging of Reggae Sumfest that Alkaline had ventured into the city and "dissed" the hometown deejay.

After entering the stage in a straight jacket, which was ripped off him by a member of his entourage, Tommy Lee wasted no time in going after the 'Vendetta' artiste.

"Mi see some bwoy ah try hold out the show," he said, before going into his Not A Badness diss track aimed at Alkaline.He then reeled off several of his popular songs including Spartan Soldier, Buss A Blank and Stacking Up The Paper

However, despite a hungry crowd hanging onto the deejay's every syllable, Tommy Lee was yanked from the stage by his management, reportedly on the instructions of the organisers, who had time constraints.





spice-sumfest.jpgSelf-proclaimed Queen of Stage, Spice, gave an entertaining performance at Reggae Sumfest Night 1 on Friday and many are saying that she was definitely among the festival's overall top performers.

Spice and her dancers have been known to carry a sheet around with them to all of their weekly events as they capitalise on the poularity of her hit single, 'Sheet'. Well, on Friday night Spice transformed the stage into her private boudoir and was carried onstage on a massive bed, wearing an alluring night robe.She was accompanied by her dancers, who were allsoclad in robes.

With the stage set, Spice slinked out of bed and, as expected, started t sing the Sheet song, much to the delight of the audience. She called for a companion to keep her company in bed, and and while there was a bit of frlolicking, she fulfilled her mandate which was to entertain her captive audience.

She she her robe to reveal a body-hugging gold suit and she worked song such as Indicator and So Me Like It, earning mega forwards.





 

bounty-killer-photo-11.jpgRodney Price aka Bounty Killer was in top formed and spewed hard-hitting conscious lyrics which were very well received by the record-breaking crowd att his year's Reggae Sumfest held in Catherine Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Clearly in a no-nonsense mood, the artiste who is known for his cross, angry, miserable personal was in lecture mode and he gave it to them, as he laced his lyrics with thought-provoking social messages.

The Poor People's Governor criticised the government's feeble attempts at crime fighting and urged the powers that be to address the plight of the poor.

"They are helping the police to fight crime, but they not helping (poor) people," he said before launching into his hit single Fed Up, to the delight of fans.

He also condemned the spate of murders affecting the island, calling on the gunmen to stop the violence, while also chiding men who harm women in domestic disputes.

"No man nuh fi ah kill over woman," he said as he sang Worthless Bwoy to cheers.

Bounty called on stage controversail deejay Masicka, whose management had said that owing to unresolved issues with time, the deejay, who was booked for Sumfest would not be performing. However, to the shock and delight of fans, Masicka dis a brief set within Killer's slot, and they even took jabs at Masicka's rival, Aidonia.





Tommy Lee closes Sumfest Night 1 in fine style

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tommy-lee-photo-12.jpgIt would certainly be argued successfully that Tommy Lee Sparta was the top act for what is still being called Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night by the public, despite an initiative b y the organisers to label it Sumfest Night 1.

Anyway, that aside, with a bumper crowd, who shelled out $4,500 for pre-sale and $6000 at the gate for tickets, and with a large part of that crowd staying to watch Tommy Lee's performance after big guns Alkaline and Mavado, the the Sparta man must be saluted.

Tommy Lee Sparta's relatively short performance comprised high, higher, highest and Alkaline must take some credit, for it was he who threw the first punch by calling up Tommy Lee's name in a derogatory manner during his own thrilling performance. Of course, the crowd waited with bated breath to hear if the man from Sparta and the son of Montego Bay would answer the Vendetta Boss. Of course, Tommy Lee did...and the crowd loved. They had waited for his closing performance at Catherine Hall on Saturday morning and he delivered.

A deafening combination of vuvuzelas, shouts, screams and claps greeted Tommy Lee on arrival on stage and this energy, impossible as it seemed, grew even grater throughout his 10-minute set.

Of course, his entrance was made even grander by MC Nuffy who reminding patrons to the 25th staging of Reggae Sumfest that Alkaline had ventured into the city and "dissed" the hometown deejay.

After entering the stage in a straight jacket, which was ripped off him by a member of his entourage, Tommy Lee wasted no time in going after the 'Vendetta' artiste.

"Mi see some bwoy ah try hold out the show," he said, before going into his Not A Badness diss track aimed at Alkaline.He then reeled off several of his popular songs including Spartan Soldier, Buss A Blank and Stacking Up The Paper

However, despite a hungry crowd hanging onto the deejay's every syllable, Tommy Lee was yanked from the stage by his management, reportedly on the instructions of the organisers, who had time constraints.





spice-sumfest.jpgSelf-proclaimed Queen of Stage, Spice, gave an entertaining performance at Reggae Sumfest Night 1 on Friday and many are saying that she was definitely among the festival's overall top performers.

Spice and her dancers have been known to carry a sheet around with them to all of their weekly events as they capitalise on the poularity of her hit single, 'Sheet'. Well, on Friday night Spice transformed the stage into her private boudoir and was carried onstage on a massive bed, wearing an alluring night robe.She was accompanied by her dancers, who were allsoclad in robes.

With the stage set, Spice slinked out of bed and, as expected, started t sing the Sheet song, much to the delight of the audience. She called for a companion to keep her company in bed, and and while there was a bit of frlolicking, she fulfilled her mandate which was to entertain her captive audience.

She she her robe to reveal a body-hugging gold suit and she worked song such as Indicator and So Me Like It, earning mega forwards.





 

Tommy Lee closes Sumfest Night 1 in fine style

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tommy-lee-photo-12.jpgIt would certainly be argued successfully that Tommy Lee Sparta was the top act for what is still being called Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night by the public, despite an initiative b y the organisers to label it Sumfest Night 1.

Anyway, that aside, with a bumper crowd, who shelled out $4,500 for pre-sale and $6000 at the gate for tickets, and with a large part of that crowd staying to watch Tommy Lee's performance after big guns Alkaline and Mavado, the the Sparta man must be saluted.

Tommy Lee Sparta's relatively short performance comprised high, higher, highest and Alkaline must take some credit, for it was he who threw the first punch by calling up Tommy Lee's name in a derogatory manner during his own thrilling performance. Of course, the crowd waited with bated breath to hear if the man from Sparta and the son of Montego Bay would answer the Vendetta Boss. Of course, Tommy Lee did...and the crowd loved. They had waited for his closing performance at Catherine Hall on Saturday morning and he delivered.

A deafening combination of vuvuzelas, shouts, screams and claps greeted Tommy Lee on arrival on stage and this energy, impossible as it seemed, grew even grater throughout his 10-minute set.

Of course, his entrance was made even grander by MC Nuffy who reminding patrons to the 25th staging of Reggae Sumfest that Alkaline had ventured into the city and "dissed" the hometown deejay.

After entering the stage in a straight jacket, which was ripped off him by a member of his entourage, Tommy Lee wasted no time in going after the 'Vendetta' artiste.

"Mi see some bwoy ah try hold out the show," he said, before going into his Not A Badness diss track aimed at Alkaline.He then reeled off several of his popular songs including Spartan Soldier, Buss A Blank and Stacking Up The Paper

However, despite a hungry crowd hanging onto the deejay's every syllable, Tommy Lee was yanked from the stage by his management, reportedly on the instructions of the organisers, who had time constraints.





spice-sumfest.jpgSelf-proclaimed Queen of Stage, Spice, gave an entertaining performance at Reggae Sumfest Night 1 on Friday and many are saying that she was definitely among the festival's overall top performers.

Spice and her dancers have been known to carry a sheet around with them to all of their weekly events as they capitalise on the poularity of her hit single, 'Sheet'. Well, on Friday night Spice transformed the stage into her private boudoir and was carried onstage on a massive bed, wearing an alluring night robe.She was accompanied by her dancers, who were allsoclad in robes.

With the stage set, Spice slinked out of bed and, as expected, started t sing the Sheet song, much to the delight of the audience. She called for a companion to keep her company in bed, and and while there was a bit of frlolicking, she fulfilled her mandate which was to entertain her captive audience.

She she her robe to reveal a body-hugging gold suit and she worked song such as Indicator and So Me Like It, earning mega forwards.





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