Sunday 31 May, 2020

Magnum wows at Xplosion-Reggae Beach Party, next is Bahamas

Magnum Tonic Wine impressed music lovers with a spectacular showing at it’s Barbados Xplosion-Reggae Beach Party last weekend. The Reggae Beach Party was the kick-off event to Barbados’ week-long Reggae Festival. A strong line up of local and international acts coupled with the accessibility of a wide variety of food and drink options made for an enjoyable event.

Magnum’s local Brand Marketing Manager Ricky Nurse said “the show was history in the making and is testament to the power of the partnership between Magnum Tonic Wine and Barbados Reggae Festival. It can only get better from here! Magnum is ready to Tek Charge of Barbados”.

The night’s early highlights came from Bajan acts; Lady Essence, Scrilla and Porgie & Murder who through a collection of local hits were able to connect with the large crowd of thrill-seeking music lovers. The performances were punctuated by 20-minute juggling breaks which saw the likes of Selecta duos Dj Ras & Chasey, Hutchy & Sizz and Boom mafia featuring Blaqrose Supreme maintaining the high energy vibe.

The first major performance of the night came from the First Lady of Romiech Entertainment and Campari Caribbean brand influencer Shenseea, who took the opportunity to premiere her new single 'body good' to the Barbadian audience. Shenseea’s robust set included tributes to Bob Marley and incarcerated Dj Vybz Kartel through rousing renditions of Is this love? (I wanna love you), and Loodi respectively. The songstress closed her set with a performance of her first single Jiggle Jiggle featuring 3 audience members. 

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The evening’s dance explosion came from Magnum’s regional brand Ambassador Ding Dong who got audience members moving to 'fling', 'flair' and 'badman forward'. The artiste who declared this was his first trip to Barbados since 2009 did not disappoint, instructing audience members to take on his crew of Ravers and Ambition dancers. With $100 US dollars waiting for the best “Bajan fluffy”  the crowd soon erupted in laughter as a young silent raver was put to the test against an eager audience member, which resulted in torn leggings but no hurt feelings. 

Dj Puffy, immediate past Redbull Thre3style, world DJ champion was a crowd pleaser as he dropped a mixture of Dancehall, Hip Hop and Soca stylings in a set that prepared the crowd for the night’s headlining act Aidonia.

The 4th Genna team leader set Pirate's Cove on fire as audience members filed closer to stage front. His 45-minute set released an onslaught of musical bombs to the receptive audience that sang along to bangers like Caribbean Girls, IG Girls and Bruise. The Dj later found himself in the centre of the general admission area performing directly to selfie cameras and Snapchats. After inviting several local acts to share his set, Aidonia closed the show with a recap of his earlier hits.

The next stop for the Magnum Xplosion event Bahamas.   

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