Patrons enjoy Int'l Reggae Wine Fest

Mark Cummings

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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ROSE HALL, St James — Though the turnout may have been a little disappointing, patrons enjoyed the generous servings of wine, food, and music at the second staging of the International Reggae Wine Festival at the Rose Hall Aqueduct in Montego Bay, St James on Saturday.

"The show went well. The artistes performed very well and everybody seem to have enjoyed themselves," said Carols Daley, festival organiser.

Artiste Protojé, who opened the reggae segment, delivered a wonderful set and had patrons rocking and singing along.

He scored well with Rasta Love, Who Dem A Program, Dread, Argument, Roll and JA.

Singer Tessane Chin — who was performing at the event for the second time — won many applause from patrons.

She mesmerised her audience with hit songs such as Broken Melody, Hideaway and Messenger.

Leroy Sibbles and George Nooks also performed creditably.

Nooks, who closed the show, was awesome as he delivered Good is Standing By, Zion Gates, Love Lifted Me, Tribal War and Perfect World.

Before the reggae segment, patrons were entertained with a fashion show which featured pieces from Staysie's Botique and designer Pablo Palair.

Event organiser Daley said preparations for next year's staging of the festival have already started.

"For the third year, we want to make the event even much better. We are going to strengthen the ties with our sponsors and the hoteliers as well as wine producers," said Daley, who stages a similar festival in Maryland, USA, annually.





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