REBEL SALUTE 2017: Rebellous performances for rightful living
Grizzly Plantation in Saint Ann was the place to join and absorb rebellous acts of over 40 artistes. Rebel Salute 2017 offering a sobering array of conscious lyrics is where more and more persons attend yearly to be purged and empowered.
for some it is becoming a ‘bingi’ by the sea, while some are purified by the challenge to live whole, well at least till another staging comes around.
Reggae is the cultural music of Jamaica and this year patrons were taken on a pilgrimage through Jamaica’s musical history.
Queen Ifrica, Mutabaruka led rivalry on unacceptable damaging behaviour especially against children and women. In the mood for love Tony Rebel himself stuck to his Fresh Vegetable routine, which prompted at least five women into an aggressive attempt to climb over the mesh fence perhaps in a race to the stage.
Over and over arrows were thrown at homosexuals, corrupt politicians, ganja snatchers.
On occasion, selected artistes would appear only to simmer the audience or command them to jump, skip move to the riotous beat. Half Pint in all his element conducted his way into the very limbs of the patrons, but only from one spot and in one position he held them as puppets. Third World did well without Bunny Ruggs, although the beat was less base.
Over 20 hours of riotous behaviour, and the patrons were ready for silver in 2018 to wait out again.
Adahzeh, Anthony B, Bobby Tenna, Chaka Demus and Pliers, Chevaughn, Ed Robinson, Fanton Mojah, Feluke, Gary Patch, General TRees, Half pint, Harrison Stafford, I-Wayne, Iba Mahr, Jabez, Lone Ranger, Minister Marion Hall, Nkulee Dube, No-Maddz, Notis HeavyweightRockaz, Ras I, Ras T, Shakespear, Sister Nancy, Tarrus Riley, The Abyssinians feat. Bernard Colins, The Astraunauts, Tony Rebel, Warrior King, Wayne Wonder, Yvad, Zagga
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