Ahead of the commencement of the 30th Olympiad, Grammy award-winning artiste Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley delivered a massive showcasing at London's O2 Arena. His appearance was associated with the 'Respect Jamaica 50th' tour in London.
Subsequent to his dazzling the overwhelmingly large number of supporters at the venue, there has been a blast of raving reviews via the Internet.
Internet reviews support the review from the London Evening Standard newspaper stating that, "Bob's son steps out of his father's shadow bringing a relentless energy to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican independence."
The night began at 9:30 p.m. in the busy London city, and the O2 Arena kept its audience captivated until the event's very end with performances from the talented members of the Ghetto Youths International family.
The opening acts included reputable performances from Christopher Ellis, and Wayne Marshall. Then, it was time for Jr Gong to take the stage.
The hardcore Reggae artiste was seen "bouncing away to a bass-heavy reggae rhythm" after the band warmed the hearts of the audience members with a smooth rendition of Bob Marley's Sun Is Shining.
The 90-minute set was filled with rich representations from each of his albums, bringing forth many favourites like Hey Girl, Beautiful, and Land of Promise.
As Jr Gong neared the end of his set, he invited his brothers, Stephen and Julian Marley, to join him on stage.
The three jammed as Jr Gong continued to deliver his high-level performance, also reeling out his 'real' sound and lyrics in Welcome to Jamrock.
He concluded the outstanding set, paying tribute to his father through song, by chanting the lyrics of Bob Marley's hit, Could You Be Loved, which also saw Marley sister, Cedella, join the three Marley men on stage.
Earlier this year, Jr Gong released Affairs of the Heart, a deviation from his social commentary. The song has planted itself in the minds of its listeners, much in the same way Bob Marley's Turn Your Lights Down Low did at the time.
Jr Gong has been stirring up the reggae music airwaves since the release of his debut album, Mr Marley, in 1996 but is best known for his timeless hits It Was Written, Half Way Tree, Welcome to Jamrock, Road to Zion, and The Mission.