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Sweet song and dance – rain and mud

by Leigh-Ann Worrell

Dean Frazer and Taurrus Riley in a lively rendition.

Dean Frazer and Taurrus Riley in a lively rendition.

The ninth edition of the Digicel Reggae on the Hill was a wet and wild ride.

Some of the acts like Taurrus Riley are staples on the reggae show card, while others like Admiral Tibet, have not been to Barbados in a few years. However, all of the major acts pulled out all the stops in the mud and rain to ensure the thousands who came out had a royal time.

In his first Caribbean gig since his latest jail stint, Busy Signal closed out the all-day show with a sweet mix of conscious vibes and dancehall hits. The Jamaican made sure the crowd knew how much of a Bedroom Bully he was with his waistline shots.

Shaggy’s flirty movements were also a hit with the ladies. He was more than Mr. Boombastic as he performed the full roster of hits, old and new. Shaggy was as handsome and limber as ever and was a delight to watch throughout his hour-long set.

reggaecrowd2013In the more conscious vein, Taurrus Riley deftly moved across the stage to tunes like Getty Getty, Dangerous Love, Love’s Contagious and Shaka Zulu Pickney. He made sure to sing for the ladies who came out to see him, smiling and waving to them during the performance.

Admiral Tibet was another big draw on the hill. He brushed off the oldies but goodies to an appreciate audience, including Mr. Terrorist, Leave People Business and Don’t Try to Dis Me.

Junior Reid also did not disappoint, and brought out faithfuls, namely One Blood, which was a massive hit with the audience.

The sweet singing Bush Man was the first Jamaican artist on the day, and set the mood right for his countrymates.

The local vocals were provided by iNDRANi, LRG, Empress Roli, Bobo, HyGraid, Brimstone and Superstar among others.

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