Friday, February 23, 2018

Tarrus tantalises

Tobago Jazz Experience


‘LIKE SO...’: Veteran soca artiste Oscar B is accompanied by a tourist during his performance at Sunday’s “Hillside Jazz” at Signal Hill as part of Tobago Jazz Experience 2014. See Page 20

Mark Fraser

 ReggaE star Tarrus Riley performed before a “mammoth crowd” at the Tobago Jazz Experience’s Jazz in the East event at Speyside Recreation Ground on Saturday. 

A release yesterday from the Tobago House of Assembly Division of Tourism and Transportation said Riley “sent the crowd in a frenzy that left them begging for more”, delivering on his promise that “the audience should expect a live in concert vibes; reggae music in fine style” with hit after hit.

 He started his set with his latest smash, “Gimme Likkle One Drop”, and followed up with his signature “She’s Royal”. See Page 20.

 Local acts also kept the patrons moving with vibes of Caribbean energy, with Blaxx and Roy Cape All Stars commanding the stage with their soca hits “Leh Go” and “No Getaway” and Rhapsody Next Generation amplifying the atmosphere with rhythmic blends of modern steelpans, saxophones and tireless lead vocalist Olatunji. 

The Tobago Jazz Experience line-up continues this week with headline acts, Grammy Award-winning R&B superstars John Legend and Brandy, performing on Friday; Keyshia Cole and music legends Earth, Wind and Fire scheduled for Sunday; and Jamaican songbird and winner of The Voice  Tessanne Chin on stage Saturday.