Claudia Gardner, Assignment Coordinator
International recording artiste Miguel says he knew the Reggae Sumfest crowd would have had high expectations of him musically, when he performed at Reggae Sumfest's International Night 2, at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre in Montego Bay.
"The truth is, you know, when you grow up in a place where music is so good and so rich, and has so much history, I think it is hard to just accept any artiste that comes out of nowhere," he told The Gleaner in an interview shortly after exiting the stage following his performance.
"I wanted to come here to make sure they understand that I am a very passionate person and hopefully, they at least, if nothing else, felt that. And I think at the end of the show they really got that, and I'm excited because, you know, it's not an easy crowd to please - and that's good. It shouldn't be, like I said, because of the music and the culture that is here, so it's an honour," he added.
But according to the multi award-winning artiste who is known for hits such as How Many Drinks, and Adorn, he was initially unsure of the response he would have received from the audience, but that in his analysis, it was nothing short of heart-warming.
"It was beautiful. The response was amazing. It just makes me wanna come back, honestly," he said.