Friday 22 November, 2019

Spragga Benz, Munga raise the bar at Sumfest Festival Night 1

Spragga Benz performs on Festival Night One of Reggae Sumfest on Saturday morning. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

Spragga Benz performs on Festival Night One of Reggae Sumfest on Saturday morning. (PHOTOS: Marlon Reid)

The vibes continue to flow inside Catherine Hall as the second segment of Reggae Sumfest Festival Night One gets underway.

Spragga Benz appeared to be a man possessed. He went about his business of pasting the venue with his large catalogue of hits - from 'No Way' to 'Turn Me On', the veteran dancehall artiste had the audience at Catherine Hall eating out of his palms.

He never missed a beat as he reminded of his class as an entertainer. In the end he was minus his jacket and shirt and left only wearing a merino.

Munga Honorable on stage at Sumfest 2019

Of course he was dripping in sweat as were many members of the audience whose lungs must have been pressured by the high pitched shouting and loud blowing of the wind instruments which went fast from the hands of the vendors who were doing a brisk business. Spragga stood as a solid reminder that he is among dancehall’s great gladiators and taught his younger colleagues in the business a serious lesson in stagecraft.

The irrepressible Munga Honorable is hot on the box at the moment and he revelled in his second bite at the cherry and made the most of it. He refrained from the outdated self ‘forward’ seeking style and let his lyrics flow with wild abandon and the audience lapped it up gratefully.

He proved he was 'bad from him born', but took time out to pay tribute to the ladies while reminding that he will never be driven to the point of madness if he is spurned by a lover. In the end, Munga left the stage with honour and crowned himself a ‘god’ of the Reggae Sumfest arena.

 

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