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Sizzla burns up Caymanas track

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 5:55 PM
Sizzla performing at Caymanas track recently.

REGGAE ARTISTE Sizzla Kalonji's professionalism came in for rave reviews recently when he performed on the McKay Security Caymanas Live Entertainment Series at Caymanas Park.

Sponsor of the series, Jason McKay, lauded Sizzla's performance as one of the best he had ever witnessed from the international star, who joined the likes of Busy Signal, I-Octane, female deejays Spice and Tifa, in addition to dancehall's latest sensation, Gully Bop, as featured Artiste of the Month acts at Caymanas Park.

"Sizzla is someone who I had seen perform many times before. It was certainly the best performance ever in the series at Caymanas Park, and it was the best I had seen him perform, since Paris, many years ago," noted McKay, who conceptualised the series to help boost sales and attendance at the Portmore race track.

"It was an hour long, clearly rehearsed and professional from start to finish. He told us exactly when he would have arrived, (after the last race), because it was his Sabbath. He said he would have been on stage at six, and that he did," McKay added.

Sizzla dedicated the performance to fans who were left disappointed that he was not among the line-up for Sting 2014 at nearby Jamworld.

"It was a beautiful show on the property at that time of day. I think I did well. I am just here to help with the bringing out of His Majesty's work, at Caymanas Park, anywhere," said Sizzla.

McKay pointed out that he was particularly pleased that the firebrand artiste, despite the performance reaching fever pitch, kept his act to guidelines laid down, especially with children in attendance.

"He stuck to the non-violence theme and language required of the series, and could not have been any more professional," he said.

Sizzla delivered a full set to a packed house as race-goers and newcomers to the Portmore race track stayed well until after the last race to see him perform his range of hits.

"It was exciting. They were really respectful. It really heightened my spirit, knowing it was a sport complex, the Caymanas race track, and persons turned out for the music," he said.

"It was the first time they were seeing Sizzla, especially the young kids. It was a good 45 minutes," McKay said.