Staying true to its name, MoonLIT Festival was LIT!
The inaugural festival which catered to urban contemporary fans, accumulated a fair audience last Sunday night at the Falaise Petit, Lodge Hill, St Michael grounds.
The show kicked off with bubbly and fresh-faced Aidan who gave a sultry and sexy performance of her 2018 R&B release Headphones. The 25-year-old songstress had all eyes on her as she and her backup ensemble commanded the stage with their seductive performance. She also stole the attention of males and females in the audience with her cover of Beyonce’s famously sensual hit Partition.
Rhea Layne showed some good ole’ Bajan flavor, with her live performance of Speakah. Using the song’s melody, she showed the crowd how to ‘wine pun de speakah’ as she sang a medley of popular Barbadian songs.
One of the highlights of the night was local hip-hop artiste, Teff Hinkson who engaged the crowd with past and present songs such as Stars, WDWFTS (We Don’t Wait For The Summer), Vibe Like You and Nice For What.
Some of the members of the audience who were familiar with the writer-producer could be heard belting his lyrics at the top of their voices.
New kid on the block, Island Levvy, also joined Teff on stage. The duo performed their easy-listening single Gravy, which is from their mixtape Stay Down. Levvy also performed Complicated from his EP Just A Vibe Vol. 1.
Enchanting songbird Krisirie, whose real name is Kristen Walker, captivated the crowd with her vocals. She joined Teff on stage for a delightful live rendition of Golden Clouds as well as Wind Blows and All Of My Lovin.
Questions were raised about the absence of popular hip-hop artiste Rico Maserati who was advertised in the line-up until D-day. However, the artiste was a no-show on the night. When Bajan Vibes asked organizers about Maserati’s absence, all questions were directed to his management.
Nevertheless, MoonLIT was one for the books, as it showcased the vast and exponential talent that exists within Barbados’ 166 square miles.