Monday 20 May, 2019

SUMFEST 2017: Bounty Killer's performance filled with social messages

Bounty gazes at the audience during his performance. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid)

Bounty gazes at the audience during his performance. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid)

Bounty Killer kept the audience engrossed in his performance at Reggae Sumfest 2017, at Catherine Hall in Montego Bay on Saturday morning, with thought-provoking social messages.

The veteran, in his usual style, introduced most of his songs using current happenings to provide social commentaries and the audience kept their focus to every word.

He argued that the government was being counter-productive in its effort to tackle crime by ignoring the fundamental problem of poverty affecting so many of its citizens.

“They are helping the police to fight crime, but they not helping (poor) people,” he said before launching  into his hit single Fed Up, to the delight of fans.

He also condemned the spate of murders affecting the island, calling on the gunmen to stop the violence, while also chiding men who harm women in domestic disputes.

“No man nuh fi ah kill over woman,” he said as he sang Worthless Bwoy to cheers.

Bounty performed a wide variety of songs from his catalogue which stretches back to the early 1990s. Another Level, Living Dangerously and Eagle and Di Hawk were among the well-received hits he delivered.

He took time out to thank Sumfest organisers and sponsors for celebrating 25 years, the same amount he credits himself of being in the entertainment business.

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