Entertainment

Adahzeh, friends fete moms

By Rory Daley
Observer writer

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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IT was a delightful Mothers' Day evening at the Stella Maris Conference Centre in St Andrew on Sunday as the all-female band Adahzeh and several special guests provided rousing musical entertainment.The event was dubbed Cheers to Mama.

“Much love and thanks to all the persons who came out tonight. The event was to show appreciation to our mothers,” Tara-Dean Williamson, lead vocalist, told the Jamaica Observer.

Things went off to a great start as the opening act, Sound of Liberation, set the tone with a set consisting of mother-centric songs such as Sizzla's Thank You Mama, The Script's Hall of Fame, and their own original song Soar.

Quartet Adahzeh offered up a heart-warming short video by sharing their best moments with their mothers before jumping into a well-received set to the very end.

The group ran a wide range of songs in their own rocking style. No genre was left untouched. Reggae classics like Third World's Try Jah Love, Beres Hammond's Step Aside, and few original works filled the song programme.

Each section was punctuated by a special guest. First, Judy Mowatt, who combined with the group for her song Black Woman, then Nadine Sutherland upped the ante and energy for a musical double Babyface and Action.

Sutherland would lead into Adahzeh's final set, which had the mothers in attendance dancing up a storm in the aisles. Rousing renditions of Prince Buster's Hard Man Fe Dead, Rivers of Babylon by Boney M, and the Skatalites' Ska Ska Ska had their effect.

Saxophonist Dean Fraser was eventually brought into the action to help close the night out.

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