Rain could not stop the jamming at Holders House yesterday evening –– the climax of the 2016 Naniki Music Festival.
Hundreds packed the well-soaked grounds, braving the heavy showers for hours as they enjoyed the sweet sounds of calypso and soca from the likes of Serenader, Ras Iley and Edwin Yearwood.
From early in the evening Serenader had the crowd grooving and singing along.
Ras Iley definitely had his fan club present and thrilled them with many a song, including Don’t Let Kaiso Die, Bobbit, King Of The Stage and Make De Way.
The crowd, comprising the young, old and in-between, partied like there was no tomorrow, not remotely concerned about getting their feet wet or muddied.
The ladies especially enjoyed Ras Iley’s performance, and even more so when he joined them in the crowd to sing Inez. As is customary, Ras Iley let his locks down, but this time around he asked five ladies to help him lift the floor length hair back
on to the stage.
The General graced the stage just after 6 p.m., the crowd flocking thereupon to the front. The rains came again a few minutes later,
but the patrons could care less. They partied even more.
Edwin delivered hit after hit after hit, including Jammin Practice, Party Ah De Year, Something Greater Than Me, Peace Sign, Christening De Road and Sake Passé, among others.
The Naniki team should definitely be congratulated on a job well done. All five events came off superbly –– with rain and all.
Please see Bajan Vibes in Wednesday’s epaper for a full review of the Naniki Music Festival.