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Girl power drives Reggae Sumfest's Dancehall Night

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2013 | 12:00 AM
MACKA DIAMOND
Spice
Lady Saw
DANIELLE D.I.
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The combined lyrical prowess of dancehall's biggest divas will pique ideas of girl power in dancehall at Reggae Sumfest's Dancehall Night, July 25.

As the premier reggae festival readies for the staging of its 21st show, audiences are in for a female-powered line-up with the panache to please and tease its fans.

Dancehall Night 2013 is being fuelled by the talent of Lady Saw, Spice, Macka Diamond, Danielle D.I. and Baby Tash.

Through the mix of veterans and new talent, Reggae Sumfest 2013 shows that though dancehall has long been dominated by men, the time of the Dancehall Diva has arrived.

Armed with her heels and a slew of hit songs, veteran DJ Lady Saw will strut on to the Sumfest stage, returning with a view to topping her spectacular 2012 performance.

OFFICIALLY QUEEN

Last year, Lady Saw's longstanding reign of the dancehall was made official when she was honoured by Sumfest as one of the music's icons. The queen of the dancehall is sure to delight fans with her saucy lyrics and unstoppable bravado.

Reggae Sumfest Dancehall Night 2013 will also be well-seasoned with a dash of the brash as Spice, whose hits such as Jim Screechy, My Man, A Gyal a Chat, Hide and Do It, and Body Great, is sure to make tongues wag.

Macka Diamond is set to 'shine bright' and dazzle her fans with new hits such as Dye Dye as well as classics like Money-O and Bun Him.

The relative newcomers to the dancehall are set to walk tall in the lyrical stilettos of the reigning divas. With her debut album, The Rebel still fresh, Danielle D.I. will add her sultry brand of 'bad gyal' diva to the night.

The performances will continue to bubble and sizzle with the exploitsand styles of the rising sensation Baby Tash whose Champion Bubble, A Di Bubble Bumpa and Step to Me have already begun to ignite the dancehall.

Ashley Martin, Berry and 17-year-old Kiarah Dubwah are also among the talented women ready to remind the world why Reggae Sumfest remains the greatest reggae show on earth.

Along with this strong contingent of girl power, Dancehall Night 2013 will also feature performances from dancehall's leading men, including I-Octane, Beenie Man and Aidonia.

Popcaan, KipRich, RDX, Flippa Moggela, and Blade Scheemaz are also down to perform.

Reggae Sumfest kicks off with the Beach party on July 21 and continues with Dancehall Night and International Nights 1 and 2, July 25 to 27.

The 2013 Sumfest line-up includes a host of other must-see performances includinginternational star Miguel.

Sumfest is sponsored by Digicel, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, Secrets Resorts, Red Stripe, Pepsi, the Jamaica Tourist Board, Courts, Grand Palladium, Half Moon, Holiday Inn, The Gleaner Company Ltd., and Round Hill Hotel.

Tickets are available online at www.touchtix.net. Further information is available at www.facebook.com/reggaesumfest and www.reggaesumfest.com.