Entertainment

Immortal Stone Love turns 40

Richard Johnson

Tuesday, January 01, 2013    

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A strong representation from the Jamaica music industry turned out on Saturday to share in the 40th anniversary of 'immortal' sound system, Stone Love.

Held at the Red Stripe plant on Spanish Town Road in the Corporate Area, the line-up rivalled any major stage show.

The gallery of Stone Love selectors including Geefus, Billy Slaughter, Iceberg, Chris Dymond, Bill Cosby, Mad Ras and the young, energetic Boom Boom, who got the audience going, recalling Stone Love's days at venues such as Tropics, House of Leo and Skateland.

The energy level from the selectors seemed infectious as the artistes who took the stage also gave great performances.

Richie Stephens, Cocoa Tea, Romain Virgo, I-Octane, Bounty Killer, K-Queens, Bling Dawg, Nitty Kutchie, Chi Ching Ching and Beenie Man gave spirited performances which lifted the entertainment value.

Throughout the night, a number of awards were handed out to other sound systems who also celebrated 40 years in the business.

These included King Stur Gav — the award was received veteran artiste Daddy U-Roy, Black Scorpio, Killamanjaro and Soul to Soul.

Sponsors of the event, Guinness and Ciroc also presented an award to Stone Love in recognition of the milestone.

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