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Entertainment, social commentary at Catherine Hall

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Ding Dong and his Ravers Clavers dancers in performance.
Bounty Killer performing at the 2017 Rainforest SeafoOd Festival, held at the Catherine Hall complex, Montego Bay, St James, on Ash Wednesday.
Romain Virgo

At Wednesday's Rainforest Seafood Festival in the Catherine Hall Centre in Montego Bay, St James, it was a 'wifie' and 'matie' delight as Tifa, with her trademark confidence, not only sang her hot songs, but also bubbled and gyrated seductively while making it clear that, "no gal no hotter dan me".

Ding Dong and the Ravers Clavers brought a lot of excitement to centre stage, and in addition to unleashing compelling dance moves, spoke about some of the ills plaguing the society, including the killing of children. A girl who is probably no more than five years old, joined them on stage and showed amazing raw talent.

Jamiel was spot on in delivering from his growing catalogue, especially with his single, True Colours. He also encouraged good family values, urging fathers to be there for their children, especially sons.

Bounty Killer and Romain Virgo did well, but probably lacked real potency. Romain was fairly decent, especially on Rain is Falling, Love Doctor and Buju's Wanna Be Loved. The performance got a boost from Busy Signal's Jamaica Love and Cocoa Tea's delivery of Here I Am.

With the children around, Bounty Killer, who closed the show, decided against being cross, finding creative ways of addressing recommendations of banning Vybez Kartel's music, bleaching and deviant sexual practices. He was good on songs like Look, Sufferer and ever-popular Another Level.

Shenseea and Grampa Entertain came close to the edge lyrically, but did not go overboard and were both well received. The affable Shenseea had the younger fans enthralled, especially when in demonstrating the dance to Jiggle Jingle. Grampa Entertain could do no wrong, getting the fans really moving with Frowzy Taxi Man.