Beenie Man to perform as 'Ras Moses' at Rebel Salute

Published: Sunday | January 11, 2009

Beenie Man

The versatile Beenie Man, aka The Doctor, and The Girls Dem Sugar, will solidify one of his other monikers when he performs as Ras Moses at the roots-reggae show, Rebel Salute, on January 17 at the Port Kaiser Sports Club in St Elizabeth.

Although he has graced the Rebel Salute stage several times, having made impromptu appearances over the years, this is the first time Beenie Man is officially billed as a performer.


Promoter of Rebel Salute, entertainer Tony Rebel, said: "Beenie Man always wanted to perform on Rebel Salute. He is often in attendance and sometimes touch the stage. So him tell me to put him on Rebel Salute. But Beenie Man loves music, all types of music. He sees and respects the quality of the show and as a good entertainer he wants to be a part of that. I saw him perform on Western Consciousness and other shows so I know that he has a body of work well suited for the Rebel Salute stage."

Other hard-core dancehall acts that have performed at Rebel Salute include Assassin, Busy Signal, Demarco, Wayne Marshall, Flourgon, Michegan and Smiley and Charlie Chaplin.

Rebel said it was important to integrate dancehall with the conscious reggae which dominates his show.

"Rebel Salute is about love and unity, not confrontation and war. Although the genres are separated, it's Jamaican music and it's a part of us. We have to find ways to incorporate dancehall and dancehall artistes when we celebrate positive Jamaican music. But because of the royal nature of Rebel Salute, we have to make sure that the artistes we select for the show live up to the standards of Rebel Salute."

Other dancehall acts set to perform on Rebel Salute include Lady G, Courtney Melody, Sanchez, and roots-dancehall artistes Capleton, Queen Ifrica, I-Octane and Chuck Fender.