Reggae Sumfest 2000

beenie & myacapelton

beresThe meat of this years Sumfest kicked off with the traditionaljr kelly Thursday night Dancehall night. Highlights were Lexxus' fireworks enhanced stageshow, an exceptional performance from Bounty Killer, and a red-hot performance by Capleton which marked the anniversary of his official re "buss" that happened last year at Sumfest. Friday was the first of 3 International nights. Beres Hammond crooned the audience as usual to be followed by Wycleff Jean and his Refugee Sound System, still riding high after a memorable performance at Fully Loaded the week before. Luciano then took the crowd into yet another direction as he had the audience singing along with his spiritual classics into daybreak. Beenie Man closed the night, and, as usual, "done the place", proving that not only is he apt to headline dancehall night, but be the ultimate headliner in International Night if place there as well. The third night had performances by the legendary Skattalites, Steele Pulse and R&B sensation Joe. The night was closed out with reggae's musical family Morgan Heritage.. Sumfest closed on the Sunday night with Tanto Metro, Sean Paul and Lady Saw, all giving notable, above average performances to a packed house. Rapper Jay Z did his thing and was well received by an audience who is usually TOUGH on rappers, proving that he is officially accepted in yard. The festival aptly closed with Shaggy who is the model example of reggae artist who gone-ah-lead internationally. Sumfest this year definitely had something for




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Text: Jacquie (DancehallMinded.Com)
Photos: Ajamu