Junior Gong, Bounty Killa And More Shine At Rebel Salute 2014
Despite heavy rainfall in some sections on the north coast, many braved the weather and attended the 2014 staging of Rebel Salute.
The two day festival hosted by Tony Rebel started on Friday night at the Richmond estate in St.Ann. Though the turnout was as grand in comparison to previous years, those in attendance were entertained by the likes of Kabaka Pyramid, Max Romeo, Tony Rebel, Chuck Fendah, Bugle and Fredlocks.
Other excellent performances came from Peter Metro whose set was educational and entertaining.
But the night belonged to Damian Junior Gong Marley. When Gong entered the stage weary patrons found renewed energy! Gong had the massive singing and dancing along during his superb set. Wayne Marshall later joined Junior Gong on stage and they performed “Go Hard”. Baby Cham also joined Gong on stage for Fighter.
Legendary entertainer Bunny Wailer closed off night 1 with an entertaining set.
Saturday night saw excellent performances from Rodney Bounty Killer Pryce who delivered a mature and professional set showing the massive that he’s not always cross, angry and miserable. Mr. Pryce was well received as he delivered hits like Fed Up, Sufferer and Book Book Book.
Stitchie, as a gospel entertainer from the reading of the lineup, would have been a misfit… but Stitchie showed that no matter what your spiritual persuasion there’s always room for a great story. Lt. Stitchie had stories to tell from the spiritual to the secular sending the audience into a frenzy.
Louie Culture simply put, is one of the forgotten heroes of dancehall.
Other great performances came from Capleton, Queen Ifrica, I Wayne, Pinchers and Bob Andy. Jah Bouks, Ginjah, Admiral Tibet, Teflon, Bushman, Big Youth, Terry Linen, Anthony Cruz and Hero also did well.
So all in all, despite being drawn out due to the lengthy band changes, Rebel Salute 2014 was a hit.