Jordane Delahaye, Gleaner Writer
The 2013 leg of the Behind the Screen series has, so far, boasted an all-star line-up. Female reggae veteran, Marcia Griffiths, was the first to grace the Behind The Screen stage at Usain Bolt Tracks & Records this year, and this week, the series followed up with another heavyweight.
The night witnessed performances from Barbadian reggae crooner Rayvon, alongside Red Foxx and GC, but the real headliner for the night was international superstar Shaggy.
Though Shaggy was only advertised as the night's host, he ended up performing for an eager crowd, opening the show with his single Love Mi Jamaica, which saw Red Foxx, GC and Rayvon joining him onstage one by one.
Red Foxx then gave a brief performance before being joined onstage by Rayvon, the latter seguing into his solo performance.
Rayvon entertained the crowd with songs like Selecta and Back it Up, delivering an energetic set before Miss Kitty intervened and invited two lucky birthday girls onstage to be serenaded by both Rayvon and Shaggy, who performed their hit single Angel.
GC also gave a brief performance before Shaggy engaged the audience in a solo set which saw him performing a couple hits from his repertoire, such as Strength of a Woman and Bonafide Girl.
The Boombastic singer had the ladies screaming with excitement.
Before the night ended, surprise guest performer Big Youth treated the audience to a reggae rendition of Hit the Road, Jack mashed-up with What the World Needs Now is Love. Richie Loop ended the night with a performance of his hit single My Cup.
There were also two music video premieres for Shaggy's Love Mi Jamaica and Konshen's Couple Up. Love Mi Jamaica was styled by Chic Image and directed by Jay Will, while Couple Up was directed by Scorpio 21.