OMG was Oh my Gosh!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By

Nasha Smith

last year’s rain-drenched first ef­fort was any­thing to judge by, the lat­est in­stall­ment of the OMG mu­sic fes­ti­val was not the most highly an­tic­i­pated event on the so­cial cal­en­dar. Luck­ily for all in attendance, that could not have been fur­ther from the case. The weather gods were kind and the mu­si­cal acts took full ad­van­tage of the favourable con­di­tions to give the hun­dreds of fans who clam­oured to Sa­maan’s Park the per­fect start to 2015.

Cana­dian-based St. Lu­cian rap­per Kayo was happy to be home and it showed in his de­liv­ery in tan­dem with coun­ter­part Ricky Hink­son, who brought to­gether an eclec­tic mix of per­form­ers to open the show.

Prov­ing that the Brazil­ian mar­tial art of capoeira is in­her­ently cul­tural, the Capoeira 758 band made its de­but. Us­ing tra­di­tional in­stru­ments in­clud­ing the berimbau, pan­deiro and atabaque, the en­sem­ble put a lo­cal twist on Por­tuguese clas­sics, even in­fus­ing a mini ac­ro­batic demon­stra­tion much to the de­light of the ap­pre­cia­tive crowd.

Com­ing off an im­pres­sive out­ing at his car­ni­val show U4ria, Ted­dyson John fans were ex­pect­ing the best out of the dy­namo and he did not dis­ap­point. It is widely agreed that John set the right mood with his mix of high en­ergy soca and soul­ful reg­gae of­fer­ings. Ab­so­lutely phe­nom­e­nal.

After an in­ter­lude by the house DJ, the man of the hour emerged: Taurus Ri­ley. The Jamaican reg­gae su­per­star took the crowd on a jour­ney as he kept it com­ing with hit after hit from his cat­a­logue leav­ing those in attendance fully sated.

We can’t wait for the third edi­tion!

Taurus Ri­ley (cen­tre) meets some of his most ar­dent fans in­clud­ing Par­adise Prints’ Fiona Comp­ton (far right) and Meme Bete’s Taribba do Nasci­mento

(far left).

Ted­dyson John de­liv­ered an ex­cel­lent


Mem­bers of the newly-formed Capoeira 758 band.

Jamaican reg­gae sen­sa­tion Taurus Ri­ley revved up

the crowd.

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