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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Hot Wuk fails to heat up

Dancehall artiste Mr Vegas graced the island with his presence once again. He was the headliner for a concert dubbed Xplode ’07 hosted by Omni Promotions. There was barely a little bang.
The event which was held at Gaiety on Rodney Bay, got underway with DJ Levi Chin pumping some of the hottest tracks of the day. Joint Road March winners for 2006 VertX took to the stage at about 1am and played for an hour ensuring that the small but appreciative crowd had a fantastic time.
Nicole David was the only other St Lucian artiste to perform she gave the usual solid performance we have come to expect from her, ably backed by VertX.
Mr Vegas and his band Tugz took to the stage shortly after 3am after an introduction that only Mr Pringles could deliver and he belted out track after track much to the delight of the girls in the front who were having a good time with the rag hanging from his back pocket and his sneakers.
While getting dancers on stage to hot wuk proved to be an exercise in futility, girls were snapping their fingers all across the floor.
Artistes normally feed off the energy of the audience and while Mr Vegas is not the best thing that happened to Jamaica, he did appear a little cold. I think local dancer Bounty Hype and his boys injected a little colour into the performance although I am a tad disappointed that I still am not sure of the Tek Way Yuhself dance. Sigh!
After a series of failed dancehall shows, all within the last four weeks, I am inclined to conclude that dancehall has it’s season and it is not within carnival! This year St Lucians have rallied hard and fast behind the soca artistes and no amount of mixing and matching will do.
I was all set to have a good time but the hot wuk failed to ignite so I guess until next time…aye aye aye…


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