Written By: Anil Batra
The Irie Jam Media Family pulled out all the stops this year at the 2016 staging of the Oracabessa Festival held this past Sunday in Roy Wilkins Park. Everyone was left talking about Super Cat’s forced encore performance of Don Dada – even the closing act Vershon was left in awe.
There were many amazing sights to take in at this year’s Oracabessa Festival. To most the festival kicked off with the Oliver Samuel’s production of a wonderful stage play entitled Border Patrol starring and directed by Andrea “Delcita” Wright, which left the crowd in stitches.
The idea of a Jamaican stage play being performed on a concert stage lacks the authenticity and for many the concept went way over the concert-goers heads. It seemed there was also audio glitches that accompanied the mere lack luster performance. The play should have been performed in an indoor venue, enough said.
After the play we witnessed a few gospel acts from local churches in the community. They most memorable one I recall is Pastor Son. He had ventured off of the stage and managed to get back on, but it took him a while to go through the whole crowd at the front of the stage. Imagine gospel meets dancehall to sum things up about his performance. It’s kind of a fun sense without even having to go to church. After all this is on Sunday. It seemed to work out well.