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Romain Virgo, Konshens, VIBE close out Festival

- though some felt Destra’s show the night before was the finisher
Dancehall reggae crooner Romain Virgo performing on stage. Photo: VINO
Dancehall 'ruff cut' artist Konhens performing for the crowd at the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta. Photo: VINO
Dancehall 'ruff cut' artist Konhens performing for the crowd at the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta. Photo: VINO
VIBE's lead vocalist Raul 'Jugo' Sprauve. Photo: VINO
VIBE's lead vocalist Raul 'Jugo' Sprauve. Photo: VINO
VIBE, 2014 and 2015 Road March champs, doing their thing on stage in the wee hours of this morning August 9, 2015. Photo: VINO
VIBE, 2014 and 2015 Road March champs, doing their thing on stage in the wee hours of this morning August 9, 2015. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience at the concert. Photo: VINO
A section of the audience at the concert. Photo: VINO
A scene from the show last evening which spilled into this morning. Photo: VINO
A scene from the show last evening which spilled into this morning. Photo: VINO
A scene from the show last evening which spilled into this morning. Photo: VINO
A scene from the show last evening which spilled into this morning. Photo: VINO
The crowd was large as persons turned out to hear the two Jamaican artists. Photo: VINO
The crowd was large as persons turned out to hear the two Jamaican artists. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the show. Photo: VINO
Another section of the audience at the show. Photo: VINO
CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – The final night of Festival activities – the close out as it is called – took place at the Carrot Bay Festival Village last night August 8, 2015 and while the venue was packed to capacity to hear the soulful reggae sounds of Jamaican artists Romain Virgo and Konshens, many felt that the real close out was the night before with soca mega star Destra.

There is no doubt that the two Jamaican artists delivered, each of them performing for close to an hour, belting out hit after familiar hit and throwing in some new ones every now and again.

Coming after the two performers was Virgin Islands two-time back to back Road March champions VIBE, which came on and performed many of the songs that they have become known and loved for.

The biggest moment of the night happened to be when Romain Virgo, known for his soulful reggae originals and beautiful sing-overs, did a cover of R-Kelly’s When a Woman Loves and Percy Sledge’s When a Man Loves a Woman.

It was indeed amazing to hear Romain Virgo sound as though he was channelling the two artists as he sounded as they did when they recorded those two songs. Some people have christened him the new Beres Hammond.

Romain Virgo had tunes such as Going Home With Me Tonight, Who Feels it Knows it, I'm Your Love Doctor, No Let No Man Beat You Down, Nah Give Up, Tarrus Riley’s Gimme Likkle One Drop, Before You Leave and Rich In Love among many others such as Beresford Hammond’s I Feel Good, and Marvin Gaye’s Let's get it on.

Konshens, known for his ‘ruff cut’ ragga sounds, delivered his popular Pretty on the Outside, Stink a Road, Bubble Gal A Bubble and many others to the delight of the crowd.

One woman was heard saying that while she enjoyed the show, she felt as though the real close out was the night before at the August 7, 2015 show featuring Destra Garcia of Trinidad and Tobago who is riding the wave of success that is ‘Lucy’, her mega-hit out now.

11 Responses to “Romain Virgo, Konshens, VIBE close out Festival”

  • idk (09/08/2015, 10:15) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
    I got to be old..I did not go because I dont know the artists. What they should do when advertising is play some of the artist music..sometimes you ear songs but dont know the name of the artist. My view is that close off should always be a soca or calypso band.
    • Lily Ann (09/08/2015, 14:57) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      Then there was YouTube, Sound Cloud etc ... why u have a smart phone for ??? SMH
  • free (09/08/2015, 10:24) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    wow nice!
  • Hmmm (09/08/2015, 11:51) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    anything about Carimi?
  • Lily Ann (09/08/2015, 14:59) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Romain REALLY dished out a Stellar performance !!!! I enjoyed him from start to finish ... He was the true highlight of the Night
  • Voter Too (09/08/2015, 18:54) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    This is BVI festival or Jamdown festival. It would have been preferable if a calypsonians or So can artists from T and T,Grenada,SKB,Antigua,etc .All killing di culture every year.Is no wonder the attendance at calypso show so poor.
  • Yo (10/08/2015, 11:09) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    CARROT BAY WAS THE BEST OUT OF ALL THE THREE!!
    • Yep (10/08/2015, 11:56) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
      As usual... But Question: Why doesn't Carrot Bay have a jouvert ?
    • @ Yo (10/08/2015, 23:14) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Carrot Bay needs to go back to what is was originally … a family focused cultural fiesta! They don't need to have any late night sex simulated shows till broad morning… and they certainly don't need a jouvert. We need to stop it!!! Everything is now out of hand at the cost of my tax dollars.
  • Sam (12/08/2015, 18:00) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    that is so true Romain was the best


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