Review: Shaggy, Morgan Heritage Raging Fyah @ Respect Jamaica 50th

August 14, 2012

Review: Shaggy, Morgan Heritage & Raging Fyah @ Respect Jamaica 50th

More than any other thus far, the penultimate night of Respect Jamaica 50th seemed loaded with expectation. For, on top of Independence itself looming the next day, it carried a host of additional baggage. There was the return of the reformed Morgan Heritage: back on a London stage for the first time in five years following their solo career hiatus. Then there was the return of Shaggy, one year after the ill-fated One Love Peace Festival, where time management errors led to him having just twenty minutes to play. Add to that the men’s 100 metres race featuring Usain Bolt and Johan Blake (with the potential to nearly double Jamaica’s standing in the London 2012 Olympic medal table) at 9.45pm during the show – and even the final concert for Independence on the Monday with Jimmy Cliff, Bob Andy, and David Rodigan was given a close run for the most portentous of the series.

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