Sean Paul energises Portmore Music Fest
Sean Paul performing at the Portmore Music Fest at the UDC Car Park in Portmore, St Catherine on Saturday.
International dancehall star Sean Paul teamed with Chi Ching Ching to lift the energy level of the Portmore Music Fest at the UDC Car Park in Portmore, St Catherine on Saturday.
With many of the acts before him failing to ignite the tough Portmore crowd, Sean Paul entered the stage during Chi Ching Ching’s performance and the duo won the audience over with an eclectic blend from their catalogue.
Sean Paul delivered new and old favourites that swayed the crowd into dancing to ‘Body’, ‘Infiltrate’, ‘Give It Up To Me’, ‘Like Glue’, ‘Nah Get No Bligh’, ‘Get Busy’ and ‘Gimme The Light’.
He teamed with Chi Ching Ching for a variety that included ‘Man A Guh Hard’ and ‘Rope’ and called up others from his Dutty Rock Productions to increase energy.
Earlier, Quada’s three-song set enhanced his name among performers, as it built on his solid delivery at Unruly Fest the previous week. He entered the stage with ‘Celebration’ before getting the crowd to chant along with ‘Hail’ and then taking one from his mentor Popcaan.
Ikaya worked hard to arouse the crowd and titillated with songs such as ‘Hard Way’, ‘Ugly Girl’ and ‘Fly Away' during her set which included samples from from Sophia George, Tanya Stephens and Tracy Chapman.
The crowd watched D’Angel trying to be raunchy while Zagga’s two best-known songs, ‘Destination’ and ‘Free Up’, were well received. General B also got some smiles with his throwback to his heydays of the 1990s, likewise, Hezron, whose melodies received a warm reception.
During the very early section with upcoming artistes, Kushgad, Kahsaun, Purity and Guidance delivered standout performances.