ROAD TOWN, Tortola – With waves silently brushing against the shore and drizzle seeping through the air, visitors and natives patiently waited for the BVI Music Festival 2010 to kick off on Tortola’s most famous Cane Garden Bay Beach. Local and international musicians/artists performed energetically for the highly anticipated crowd.
Day 1. Tortola’s own sexy Jalena and amazing Aron started up the crowd followed by Dominican Soca group WCK and Gyptian. WCK had the crowd jumping waving and carrying on in the rain. It reminded me of August-time juvert. Gyptian came on shortly after midnight and sent the crowd in a different frenzy with his soothing voice and loving lyrics.
Day 2. Bvi’s own international megastar Iyaz Smith had the crowd in the palm of his hands thoughout his entire performance. The young 22 year old mesmerized women of all ages and races with his soft melodic voice.. Coco Tea closed the show singing cultural hits from his past. Every single foot on Cane Garden Bay was skanking to his Reggae Rythms.
Day 3. The weather held up nicely for the last night of the BVI Music Festival. The old time Spinners had on lookers singing along to their hit songs. They danced, stepped, laughed, sang and seemed to be having a blast while entertaining the most packed crowd of the weekend. Fantasia gave the crowd one of her most memorable performances of all time. She sang, prayed and reasoned to the patrons of the Virgin Islands. Some screamed, clapped, prayed and cried with joy while they yelled for her to sing; their favorite songs.
(Photo credits K Cameron @ Shadow Super Shots)
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