Nov 19, 2012 News
Patrons who came out to support the “Caribbean Divas Concert” on Saturday night got a show that I’m sure would leave them talking for weeks to come. It didn’t matter that the show got off to a late start. The thrill, laughter and a chance to sample these six Caribbean divas in action went far beyond the price of the ticket.
The show, which was organized to help gather support against domestic violence, saw a huge turnout by females, while there was a spattering of the opposite sex.
First to take the stage shortly after 23:00hrs was Trinidadian Soca artiste “Destra”, who is known for her energetic performances. Saturday night was no exception. Dressed in gold short pants and black see-through blouse, it was very clear that the “Queen of Soca” was ready. Destra started off with some of the older hits then went into her most recent compositions.
She later called on another Trinidadian artist, Denise “Saucy Wow” Belfon. The two women had the crowd in a frenzy and did roughly an hour set that was quite entertaining, inclusive of a “dance off” between the two divas.
Following those two acts, there was band changeover and next on stage was Jamaican reggae songstress Tanya Stephens, who kept it “conscious”.
Stephens is most known for her hits “Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet” a single which was later featured on the Reggae Gold 1997 compilation album — and “It’s a Pity”, which gained Stephens international recognition.
She belted out some of her other hits like “It’s a Pity, Ninja Bike, White Lies and Boom Wuk” which had the crowd singing along.
Then came the serious slackness female DJ segment after an extended break
That session featured “Spice” being spicey, and she was raunchy as ever before calling on Pamputtee and as the Jamaicans would say they ‘run de place Red’.
Following them was the show’s main act Lady Saw who at age 43 still showed that she has what it takes to be called “Queen of the Dancehall”.
She is always known for her “hard core” performances, but that wasn’t for Saturday night’s show as she was more subtle.
But fans, nevertheless, enjoyed her performance.
She sang for about an hour and gave a strong message to women that they should not fall prey to domestic violence or any type of violence.
The show was sponsored by West Indies Spring water and Banks Premium beer. The event was hosted by Mondale Smith and Local Performing artiste Lisa Punch.
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