Stonebwoy Shakes Jamaica At The “Rebel Salute Concert”
Ghanaian reggae-dancehall artiste Stonebwoy, over the weekend, thrilled fans at the Rebel Salute Festival held at Plantation Cove, St Ann, Jamaica.
The festival, which is held annually, is one of Jamaica’s biggest festivals celebrated to reincarnate the spirit of music among Jamaicans.
Stonebwoy was the only African artiste who performed at the two days event.
At the event, Stonebwoy showcased Ghanaian culture to the world as he sang most of his songs which combined English, Twi and Ewe languages. Some of the songs he used on stage were “Therapy”, “Wame”, “Tuffseed”, “Hero”, and “Gidigba”.
Jamaican reggae artiste Bennie also joined him to perform together at some point.
Stonebwoy has become one of the Ghanaian musicians portraying a positive image of Ghanaian culture in other countries. The artiste, over the years, has been billed internationally to perform on various stages. He has won several local and international awards, including the Best International Act at the 2015 BET Awards.
Rebel Festival began in 1994 in the parish of Manchester and was long held annually in St. Elizabeth on the country’s south coast until 2012.
The festival is now a two-day event held in the Richmond Park Estate in Saint Ann Parish.
It attracts visitors from leading reggae markets in Europe, North America, and Japan, as well as booking agents and a variety of vendors.
The festival was billed as the Pepsi Rebel Salute during a three-year sponsorship agreement with PepsiCo.
During the festival, no alcohol and meat are allowed, only soft drinks for people gathered at the event.