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First-timers reflect on Rebel Salute 2015

Published:Sunday | January 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Singer Sophia Brown, who was crowned Best Female Lovers Rock Singer 2014 in Hartford, Connecticut, says she was pleased with her outing at the recently concluded Rebel Salute 2015 at Richmond Estate in St Ann with a short but clinical performance.

The petite singer, who purred her way on stage at about 11 p.m., - right after Canadian-based singer Exco Levi had performed - immediately went to work, engaging fans with her opening salvo, Give Me That Good Love.

With the Warrior Love Band in tow, Brown upped the ante with Cant Stop da One Ya. The new song, which was recently released on the Sovereign Music label, warmed hearts and set the stage for Wide Awake, which closed out the set from the sexy singer.

"I'm extremely elated with how things turned out. This was my first musical assignment for 2015 and I am happy I was able to deliver in such a big way," said Brown.

Brown's next big outing will be the Oneness Reggae Festival, slated for February 27 and 28 in St Mary. She is also finishing up her to soon-to-be-released album which will hit stores in spring this year.

Prodi

Entertainer Prodi says he was heartened by the crowd response to his recent performance at Rebel Salute 2015.

Prior to the two-day reggae festival, Prodi said he wanted to deliver positive messages through his music, and according to him, that message was delivered.

"The feedback that I have been getting from my performance at Rebel Salute has been tremendous. A lot of people have been telling me that the performance would have been of that high quality. All of them have been good reviews," he said.

Prodi, who last year took the decision to go mainstream instead of confining himself to just gospel music, said he enjoyed the experience performing before the thousands that had gathered for the event on the final night.

"The band did well, Yaad Movement was on fire. The audience enjoyed it and that's the greatest thing," he said.

"Rebel Salute was a great show for me. I am very happy with my performance, but there is always room for improvement, so it's just about trying to better the craft," he said.