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Colombo Music Festival – A day of fun and music!

Aug 30, 2018
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Music festivals are somewhat of a new phenomenon in the island, and it was great that Cinnamon Life initiated one of the first full-fledged festivals of its kind here. The first of what is tipped to be an annual event, this year’s theme was Reggae and top artists from the genre enthralled audiences last Sunday. It was truly a ‘Caribbean Night’ with 10 hours of nonstop entertainment, and reggae-fusion and dance hall legends Big Mountain, Diana King, Maxi Priest and Shaggy.

The festival kicked off at 3.30pm with local artists IRIE, Unscripted, Misty and DJ TAREEQ who kept audiences entertained, and compete for the day Melissa Stephen did an excellent job of keeping the crowd hyped and excited for the proceedings.

First to perform of the international artists was Big Mountain, and lead singer Quino wasted no time in getting the music started. Unsurprisingly the band’s super hit “Baby I Love Your Way” received a resounding response and the crowd happily sang along. In between songs, Quino also took the opportunity to say a few words on peace and of preserving the environment. His genuine enthusiasm about these subjects has always been obvious in his music, and hearing him speak profound words was truly inspiring for the fans.

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