Free up concert

For reggae dancehall music lovers the place to be last Saturday was KICC grounds, where Jamaica’s Busy Signal, thrilled revellers with the best of performance.

The multiple award winning musician Busy Signal who last performed in Kenya in 2011, was in town for a peace concert ahead of Kenya’s General Election besides celebrating the 33rd anniversary of Shashamane International.

By 6pm KICC grounds was abuzz with activity as fans from all walks of lives sporting white T-shirts with shoulder bars in the red, gold and green trademark colours of the Rastafari movement could be seen shaking their heads as they keenly listen to various songs churned out by local and international DJs who mixed them with amazing synchronisation.

In between were performances by local acts among them Vivian, Mr Seed, Shamir and Frankie Dee.

For close to seven hours the atmosphere was filled with local acts who churned out both local and international music managing to inject the partying mood into the ever swelling number of ravellers who danced and sang along to different genres of Jamaican music ranging from roots and reggae to dancehall and ragga.

The lights went down and the crowd cheered as Busy Signal took to stage backed by his band with his signature smart casual get-up.

At some point a male fan surprised the crowd after he jumped on stage just to have a dance and perhaps a closer glimpse of his idol.