Impressive Chrisette!

Soul singer, Chrisette Michele, left it all on stage during the second night’s performances at the Naniki Barbados Music Festival last Saturday.

Under the theme Sounds of the City, the smooth-singing Chrisette brought the house down as she belted out many hits from her five albums.

Chrisette Michele brought the house down as she belted out many hits from her five albums.

They included Black Girl Magic, Golden, Couple of Forevers, Epiphany and Blame It on Me.

Adoring fans enjoyed the hour-long performance and not even intermittent showers could stop them from flocking to the front of the stage to get a closer view of the Grammy Award winning American artiste.

During her performance which focused heavily on celebrating love, Chrisette told many personal stories over the last ten years and what each song meant to her.

Her rendition of Golden moved many in the crowd to tears, and the singer’s silky smooth vocals added to what was overall an amazing performance.

Her rendition of Edge of the Bar gave goose pimples. Not just because of Chrisette’s great vocals but also the lyrics and the message the song delivered.

It spoke of being able to love whomever one wanted without any judgment at all.

Chrisette, who was in Barbados a few weeks prior to the festival to celebrate an anniversary with her fiancé, expressed her love for the island and the Bajan people and said she couldn’t wait to be back.

Local band, 2 Mile Hill, also gave a thrilling performance Saturday night and had the capacity crowd eating out of the palm of their hands. In Bajan parlance, they simply showed up and showed off. Chrisette noted that she was impressed by their performance.

2 Mile Hill’s lead singer Mahalia was quite impressive during the band’s set.

The band, with lead singer Mahalia, sang many covers and some original music much to the delight of adoring fans. If you didn’t come as a 2 Mile Hill fan, you definitely left as one following the performance.

Keyboardist and musical director Andre Clarke also impressed with his vocals and uncanny similarity to incarcerated reggae superstar Buju Banton as he sang Untold Stories.

Musical director of 2 Mile Hill Andre Clarke was remarkable on the mic.

New artiste Ch’an opened the show and did a good job, setting the tone for the night. The crowd enjoyed her.

New artiste Ch’an did well when she opened the show on Saturday night.

Her original song, Body, was a hit. She was backed by the Energy Band and supported on vocals by Alicia Yarde-Collins and Cherish Maynard who too were superb.

5 Responses to Impressive Chrisette!

  1. Peter January 19, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Can we please hear more of their music on the radio? Rihanna only sings American written songs, wins American awards, and is proudly called a Barbadian singing sensation. She attracts mostly men with her panty and breast exposures in her soft porn music videos. I was told by a good friend in the American music scene that there is a shortage of female songs performers that is why she is ranked high. She uses back up singers in ALL her songs. That is normal for performers who can’t read music, and who tend to stray off key. those back-ups aew used to keep them on the right note and pitch. We want to see more of these local performers please. Thank you BT for this exposure.

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  2. Dorry Pi
    Dorry Pi January 19, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Now she’s off to perform at the Trump inauguration.

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  3. Peter January 19, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Performing American music for a president who became president from white people’s vote and who will side with Russia to get Russian properties without taxes over the next 4 years. How many blacks will be performing at that bought inauguration? Who is the most popular President? Dorry Pi, You gotta be white and racist. Trump will dismantle Obama Care, implement his own – based on Obama system. Trump can now import Russian women and rape them without being accused of such.

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  4. Lennox hewitt January 19, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    U saying riri performing for Trump tonight ?

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  5. Lennox hewitt January 19, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Or u mean chrisette ? Well i no she performing for trump she never impress me that’s her rights but i never watch her videos again .

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