Aug 31, 2008 News Comments Off on Chutney Super Concert thrills tens of thousands
Local and international entertainers provided a scintillating show to a crowd of over seventeen thousand on Friday night at the Chutney Super Concert, hosted at the National Stadium, Providence.
With Caribbean flags waving in wild jubilation, the tens of thousands pranced and gyrated to hot chutney, soca, reggae and dancehall renditions all splendidly executed by a line-up of top notch performers.
Local soca sensation ‘Beverly’ brought the crowd to hyped festivity as she unleashed a sizzling package inclusive of dancehall and soca pieces. Her antics sent the crowd into frenzied dancing as she admirably demonstrated some of the most rated party dance moves.
She left the stage to a hearty round of applause from the ever increasing audience.
The New Melody Makers Band certainly chalked up notable points on the entertainment chart when it launched into a barrage of chutney, soca, and other reverberating musical disciplines that had the crowd waving and screaming their profound approval.
Chutney phenomenon Rajesh Dubraj took his act a step higher, belting out rich ‘chutney massala’ and adding a few spicy dance moves of his own.
His ‘Dingolay’ special and other pulsating renditions were met with energized dancing by the screaming crowd, which was quickly swept away in the ‘whirling chutney galaxy’ he created.
Sexy belly dancer ‘Sandella’ was her usual self, spitting fire from her gyrating hips that seemed to send an incredible energy wave over the massive crowd.
When it was time for the JMC 3 Veni Band to perform, the crowd went into a frenzy in anticipation of the onstage sizzle to come.
With intriguing style, the band members first heated up the venue with groovy chutney selections before launching into an upbeat soca medley, followed by dancehall and reggae pieces. The obviously amazed crowd waved and sang along in unison, and began ‘jiggling their bodies’ when the band switched to stimulating hip’-hop pieces.
Soon some highly festive ladies were invited on stage for a ‘soca face-off’ that saw much gyrating, body trembling and good use of the stage.
The band’s female singer, Lisa, had fun with four male volunteers whom she lured into ‘facing off’ in a mind boggling ‘chutney wine down’.
Next on stage was Heralal Rampertab, who, with his usual groovy style, soon had the audience rocking comfortably to ‘Indian slow songs’ that brought an almost sedated simmer to the wildly celebrating gathering.
He teased and wooed the smiling ladies, who waved and shouted exclamations of great admiration. Many joined him in singing, and begged for more when he exited the stage some time later.
Things soared to a pinnacle of excitement and adrenaline pumped all around when the provocative Guyanese male dancer ‘Ishwar’ took to the stage with his ‘sexy dancers ’ to execute two dances so full of contortions, shaking and trembling that many wondered aloud if he had bones in his body.
The trio delivered a smouldering performance that had the crowd calling for encores when they left the stage.
Amanda Evans of the Dance Fanatics Group truly executed a brilliant ‘Indian Classical’ dance, but was no match for the 2008 Granny (Ivelaw Campbell) who saucily demonstrated that a granny could compete and demolish the young dancehall hotties, provided she kept herself fit and ‘ready to attack’.
With Chutney King Adesh Samaroo providing the music, Granny went into frenzied trembling, splits, wining, and even climbed a metal pole way above the crowd, where, dangling head downwards, she shook and trembled so much, the crowd gasped in fear of the performer plummeting downwards.
However, all went well, and Granny ended the act by flinging her underwear into the audience. This, of course, caused much jolly uproar and amused laughter among patrons.
Soon it was time for Samaroo to woo his many fans, and this he did with great finesse and raunchy energy.
Belting out one selection after another, he took the crowd to a crescendo of excitement, transforming the venue into a huge melee of whirling, convulsing bodies lost in musical daze.
Superstar Riki Jai brought the curtains down shortly after 2hrs with some of his most rated hits, which saw sections of the audience chanting word for word.
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