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Mello music in the Park

By Karyl Walker

Friday, February 22, 2013    

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A double dose of hardcore roots from Sizzla Kolonji and I-Wayne highlighted the third Jamaica Reggae Industry Association's (JaRIA) Reggae Wednesdays show at Emancipation Park this week.

Sizzla was not billed for the event but took the stage during I-Wayne's set and gave the audience a pleasant treat. His entrance got the whipped-up audience into an even wilder frenzy, as he delivered hit after hit.

I-Wayne worked with aplomb and although Sizzla threatened to steal his thunder, he stood up well. His Lava Ground, Book of Life and Life Seeds went over well but many in the audience were disappointed when he was forced to exit during the opening strains of Can't Satisfy Her.

Lutan Fyah was also impressive. The singer has an unusual, but infectious style of chanting which enhanced songs like St Jago De La Vega and Mightier Than Them All.

The temperature rose even higher when he invited Lady G, his childhood friend from Thompson Pen, Spanish Town to join him for a duet.

TOK lifted the pace while upcoming artiste Ikaya impressed with her smooth vocals. Ikaya -- who is the daughter of former national footballer Hugh 'Bingi' Blair -- was on top of her game and earned an encore.

Singers Torch and Jesse Royal and steel pan player Rodney Small also delivered. Small was particularly pleasing with his renditions of popular reggae songs including Everton Blender's Lift Up Your Head.

Other good stints came from Mystical Revolution, Wada Blood and Pentateuch.

Reggae Wednesdays are part of Reggae Month activities.

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