Night 2: An Explosion of Reggae and Dancehall

Reggae and Dancehall radiated on Night two (2) of the St Kitts Music Festival (SKMF) staged at the historic Warner Park Stadium. The massive crowd in attendance soaked up another night of revelry as artist after artist made their presence and music felt by the wide cross-section of festival goers.

Green House Band out of Nevis rallied the fans with an explosive opening set featuring Mishka out of Bermuda with his socially conscious lyrics, seductive vocals, and hypnotic reggae grooves. Jaydos and Hi Light out of St Kitts backed by the Revealers band left an indelible mark with their performance of homegrown hits. Grammy Award winner Kabaka Pyramid was up next with his conscious revolutionary lyrics blending the power, energy, and melody of Reggae with the lyricism of Hip-hop.

Legendary Reggae band Third World made their entrance, and the crowd went wild with excitement. They are one of the longest-lived reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. With hits like “96 Degrees in the Shade”, “Try Jah Love”, and “Now That We Found Love”, the vibe was unimaginable from start to finish.

Another crowd favorite, Busy Signal, came roaring onto the stage with a powerful blast of energy on and off the stage. The crowd had grown, and they sang and danced to his renditions of old-school samples from “The Commodores” “Night Shift” and “One More Night”.

After the changeover, Ruff Cut Band was ready to accompany the next two (2) acts. First was Tommy Lee Sparta whose lyrics and unique sounds are startlingly different and grabbed the attention of the huge crowd with chart toppers such as “Psycho” and “Some Bwoy (link Pon Chain)”. Masicka whose one-of-a-kind style showed his international prominence with another solid performance in St Kitts. The crowd asked for their favorite songs and Masicka obliged with “Guh Haad N Done”, “Whistling Clean”, “Hit and Run”, and “Tyrant”.

Just before the St Kitts sun made its presence felt, Capleton, The Fireman graced the stage as the final act for Night Two (2) of the St Kitts Music Festival. Capleton’s catalog of hits, combined with his provocative lyrics, has solidified his place in reggae history. His dedication to spreading positive messages continues to resonate with fans worldwide. Hits like “Wings of the Morning,” “Chalice,” and “Tour” captivated the crowd as he brought down the house on another successful night of music and paradise.

This year’s Festival concludes on Saturday, June 29 and patrons can purchase tickets by logging on to the Festival’s website: www.stkittsmusicfestival.com, and view further updates and additional details.