Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Barbados Reggae Festival 2010 Line Up Announced!

Reggae On The Hill - Etana and I - After I Interviewed her for BoomTribe.com

The Barbados Reggae Festival 2010 has now come to an end with a star studded line up. Unfortunately I cant really tell u much about the performances because I was busy backstage getting interviews for BoomTribe.com. Based on the performances I did see, the Jamaican Michael Jackson performing during Mr Vegas set at Reggae Beach Party and Konshens coming on as a surprise guest on Tarrus Riley's to perform their smash hit "Good Girl Gone Bad" were 2 moments that definitely stood out.

Interview wise, I have to say that all the artiste were very approachable and seemed to have fun in the interviews. There were lots of interesting moments in the interviews but for me one thing that stuck with me is a comment that Mr. Vegas made when we asked him about his consistency in being one of the top acts in Reggae/Dancehall Music.
His answer is a big lesson for us all and its something I try to practice in my dealings. Basically he said that he was patient, he waited for his turn, for his opportunity. He didn't try to pull down anyone or anything like that to get where he is today and he believes that is one of the key reasons he is able to remain at the top of the game.
I thought that was all good advice for us all. Stay patient and keep preparing. I think that is the same advice that Eminem would share as he says in his smash hit "Lose Yourself". Yeah its one of my favourite tracks.

You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

I was playing in the beginning, the mood all changed
I been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
But I kept rhyming and stepwritin the next cypher'

Must make mention of FAS Entertainment who are the producers of the festival. I liked that the approach to the festival every year raises the bar and improves on the previous year. You have been able to create a world class product and keep moving forward. I think adding some interesting flavor for the Bajan reggae artiste could make the festival more unique and tie it to the big Barbados brand. Just a thought.

Keep improving!

Corey Graham 2.0

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