Reggae Sunsplash 2020 [Review]
Written by RasMahddy on November 28, 2020
What was thought to be a “continuous” virtual concert turned out to be a series of prerecorded shows in a playlist featured on Youtube not (LIVE) as many people were expecting including myself. I think it would have been even better if they combined the whole show into one stream instead of the “stop and go” which had many people in the chat voicing their opinions.
It was still good to see some kinda concert in these times when Covid-19 has been a wrecking ball to the entire industry. It was a great production overall. The staging and videography was professional. Great host, nice line-up of artist, it looked as if some of the artist have been in quarantine too long. Tanya Stephens herself mentioned how good she felt finally getting out and being able to sing.
Overall the performances were great considering there was no energy to receive from having thousands of patrons in front of you. It wasn’t normal seeing Capleton come on to the stage and the whole venue not light up with every kinda fire possible! He still came with the energy virtually for the people tuning in around the globe.
With a historical track record like Reggae Sunsplash has in the future I expect to see the same standard of excellence that has been set by Jamaica’s top productions such as Rebel Salute, and Reggae Sumfest. After night one of premier live videos I think I’ll just wait until the last one is released and then watch them all in continuous order to give me that at home concert experience without the “stop and go.”