Super Cat returns to find massive support

Published: Monday | December 23, 2013 Comments 0
Super Cat is surrounded by fans on his homecoming after arriving via helicopter at the Cockburn Gardens Primary and Junior High School play ground. Super Cat is one of the headline acts for the upcoming Boxing Day show, Sting 2013. - PHOTOS BY Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
Super Cat is surrounded by fans on his homecoming after arriving via helicopter at the Cockburn Gardens Primary and Junior High School play ground. Super Cat is one of the headline acts for the upcoming Boxing Day show, Sting 2013. - PHOTOS BY Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer
William Maragh, more popularly known as Super Cat, receives a hug from a fan upon his homecoming after arriving via helicopter at the Cockburn Gardens Primary and Junior High School play ground.
William Maragh, more popularly known as Super Cat, receives a hug from a fan upon his homecoming after arriving via helicopter at the Cockburn Gardens Primary and Junior High School play ground.

Iconic dancehall artiste, Super Cat, is in Jamaica ahead of his Sting performance. Super Cat has not been in the line-up in more than a decade.

The artiste, yesterday, gave some of his fans a taste of what they can expect at this week's staging of Sting by transforming the football field of the CockBurn Pen community into a dancehall venue and joining a few of his peers to burn some lyrical fire under the sun.

Hundreds of patrons, many of whom were seeing him for the first time, turned out to see the icon in action.

Super Cat performed songs like Wicked and Wild as well as Jamaica, which brought roars of approval. He also introduced a young boy to the audience who sang a few conscious lyrics of his own, advising his fellow youth to work for what they wanted.

POSITIVE RESPONSE

Pleased with the positive response, the youngster was receiving, Super Cat responded, "Bwoy! Di youth dem grow up and bad."

Super Cat continued along a positive note, denouncing gang violence and political tribalism. The legendary dancehall artiste was then joined by Josey Wales, who said it was a pleasure to see Super Cat after so many years and that he was pleased to see the fans showing love and support.

Josey Wales then performed a few songs from his catalogue and paid homage to U Roy, as did Super Cat.

Super Cat was then taken to Portmore via helicopter, though not before giving Ninja Man, his former dancehall rival, a big hug.

Ninja Man then told the audience that much of his development as an artiste had come because of the influence of Super Cat and Early B.

 

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