20 August 2015
We have talked about the musical contrasts we can find in the same program; in the line up this year and No. 5 in the evening we have the contemporary Jamaican fragmented by electronics. From the balkan flavor of Macedonian Kiril Dzaikovski, his set combines electronics with live instruments that will be playing penultimate this evening before the closing concert of the incendiary Capleton. Kiril imposes on the stage with his machines, having on the right section wind instruments composed of three elements; to his left, a violinist and microphones in front of him, and neighbour in the first rows of the stage MC Wasp and Wonder Amazon TK.
The musical flow is extremely energetic with powerful digital rhythms to play the wild rhythmic combinations of the Balkans, heated by the wind instruments and violin. Kiril directs his musicians with some gestures to get the maximum effect of the wind section combined with its rhythms. When no TK Wonder sings dances in a sensual waving on the air so do his long dreadlocks. At the afternoon opening a captivating set by Cham is one of the Jamaican DJs that has left its mark in the lists of “Urban Black music” US, thanks to their propensity to mix dancehall with hip hop
Cham came on the scene with great energy, showing the public dancehall moves and crossed his long career of success to the required end with "Ghetto Story". Among the pieces proposed you can appreciate the combination with Damian Marley "Fighter", the one with Michael Rose and Bounty Killer "Stronger" and the combination with Wayne Wonder "Joyride" which gave the name to one of the riddims most successful of its producer Dave Kelly. Before the end of the concert Cham also proposed his version of "Could You Be Loved" for the umpteenth time in the festival of spirit of Bob Marley. The same happened during the set of the super-talented young Jamaican singer Shuga with its exciting versions of "Turn your lights down low" and "Who the cap fit".
Promoted by last years box Showcase on the Main Stage, Shuga dindn’t betray at all its espectations, although the set was rather short, mainly due to his youth and lack of repertoire. This artist came to the stage thanks to the victory in 2009 of Jamaican talent show highlights and Digicell Rising Stars also defeated by his teammate in Penthouse Records, Romain Virgo. Shuga has shown to have grown from last year and the proof is his enormous gift as player, the way you use the remarkable gift of his voice and great relaxation and ease with which steps on stage while connecting with the crowd. It will surely be one of the most important women of the future of Jamaican music.
Finally, on stage, Capleton brought back to the Main Stage his purifying fire and his wild energy, sharing the same band of the young singer. The crazyness of this uncompromising Bobo Dread is loved by the audience and the crowd explodes in roar when he enters the scene as usual wearing one of its colorful, completely overwhelmed, and customary turban. Among the first pieces, a dope version of “Jah Jah City” and Acres: The prophet refered to de crowd to often raise their hand with the gesture of “Lion Paw” and encouraged by his jumps and roars.Each concert of this artist has a difference with each one of the ones he has done due to component, improvisation, deployed in the event this afternoon inmiddle of the main stage. Before finishing the concert Capleton launched into a freestyle without the help of the band, just making the rythm a capella so he could at the end turn to the classic “Raggy Road” with the rythm of “Satta Massagana” of the Abyssinians and the sweet “Mi deh Yah. ” After so many years of career Capleton still has the charisma to have on his fist our excellent public of the festival and to pass on a vital dose of positivity and energy to the crowd.