Hot at the ‘Pot

Party Monarchs Soca Kartel
Party Monarchs Soca Kartel

It was slow to build but on Sunday morning, as one patron aptly put it, “nuff humans” had the time of their lives at the 2013 edition of Cohobblopot.

The blend of Caribbean artistes worked well. Lil Rick, Porgie and Murda, Soca Kartel, Edwin Yearwood, Rupee, Bobo and Fadda Fox, Red Plastic Bag, Biggie Irie,TC, Mr. Dale and 2013 Pic-0-De-Crop monarch Ian Webster led the Bajan charge, while the pride of Trinidad and Tobago, Dale Rudder, as well as Denise Belfon, Patrice Roberts, Bunji Garlin, and Jamaica dancehall duo RDX added further regional flavour to the occasion.

There were a few technical hiccups along the way but nothing could detract from an overall enjoyable package

with some the artistes performing their 2013 material as well as their hits from previous years.

A large crowd at Kensington Oval.
A large crowd at Kensington Oval.

Yearwood worked the crowd with Sak Pase and Yardie as well as this year’s Last Man Standing, a number immensely popular with party fans but strangely ignored by judges during the Crop Over festival.

Rupee, who doesn’t perform at home half as much as fans would like to see him do, also thrilled the crowd with selections such as Jump and I Am A Bajan.

Lil Rick is so popular with the party crowd that he would probably get maximum support just singing an Ovaltine ad. He was in his element at Cohobblopot, drawing the greatest support from his legion of fans as he went through a just over 35-minute set of some of his popular tunes.

Bunji Garlin’s We Ready has become almost anthemic and the response from the fans demonstrated just that as almost everyone on the grounds and the “few” in the stands sang along.

As morning broke some well sated fans left Fontabelle having feted around a well stirred entertainment pot.

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