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Artistes deliver at Gall Hill

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Artistes deliver at Gall Hill

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After an exciting launch last week at Briar Hall the Lime Hott 95.3 FM Cavalcade travelled east and made its second stop, this time at the Gall Hill playing field in St John on Saturday. Hundreds of people from all over descended on Gall Hill expecting “pure hype”, and most of the performers delivered.
Danse Nationale Afrique followed by Inside Out dancers got the cavalcade off to a good start with two contrasting styles of dance, cultural and contemporary, respectively.
New band Fifth Element, with Faith Hoyte, Miguel White and Omar McQuilkin on vocals, followed and sang various Barbadian and Trini soca tunes as well as original songs from Omar and Miguel. Omar later teamed up with Spin Pooch Ink, who made the ladies delirious with their “jucks and stabs” in Move Boy.
Accompanied by dancers who tested his dance moves, newcomer Deneld Williams instructed all to Start To Wine. He was the followed by another new artist, Nyron, who sang Touch My Body.
He was followed by Peach, who defended the slim ladies from the Heavy T with Tiny Tots Anthem.
After a relatively good first year, Snypa is back again this year with Push It Back and Fed Up.
Sweet singing Lorenzo and Brett Linton joined forces to perform Can’t Stop, Nice and Easy, Clap and their 2011 offerings, Uneasy and I Ready.
Although Contone’s Car Brek Down, he was still able to make it to St John to proclaim his love for women and being inebriated, singing Bring De Sugar and Never Sober. Contone’s partner Pong, along with Ropey Ranks, had the audience in stitches during his set, singing hits like Pon It, Leggo My Bird, as well as Hot In Here and Flop.
They were followed by former calypso monarch of Barbados, Adrian Clarke, who sang Wuk Up Symphony and pieces of his 2011 songs Missing You, Tight Shoes and We Need An Answer.
As always, Khiomal brought energy to the stage and the crowd quickly responded, singing along and partying to Wine On You, Dis Vibe, and Don’t Tell Me Nuttin.
Like at Briar Hall, Peter Ram rocked De People and had them “jonesin” in Gall Hill. He also gave a preview of one 2011 track, the tongue-in-cheek Packing.
Fittingly, Mr Dale brought the second cavalcade to an end as he made the massive crowd of Soca Junkies, Come Out and Drop It. (RP)