International recording artiste Jah Cure, who has performed in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on numerous occasions, last evening declared that he would live in the territory because of its peace and quiet.
He noted that, back in his homeland Jamaica, there is a lot of noise emanating from parties and other events.
“I could write a lot of songs over here; it’s so peaceful,” Jah Cure told a massive crowd during his performance at the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival.
He continued, “No wonder why Richard Branson and all dem billionaires love over here.”
Jah Cure, whose real name is Siccature Alcock, also urged the people of the BVI to appreciate the value of the tranquility they now enjoy.
“Please know that you have a blessed value over here; and keep it tight.”
“I love to know that everyone is one; there is no crime; and nuh bag a bacchanal business naah gwaan.”
“I would live here; I like it. I must say I am proud of you people; keep it up,” the Reggae artiste further told cheering fans in-between hits.
He also told patrons that, before he was contacted to perform in the BVI, he was requested to perform at another event being held today. But Jah Cure said he could not have turned down an invitation to return to the place he truly loves.
He, in the meantime, treated the highly receptive and energetic crowd to several hits including: Behind These Prison Walls, Love Is, Call On Me, Never Find, and Before I Leave.
The artiste ended his performance with Unconditional Love – a song he delivered while he removed his white shirt from his torso and threw it into the crowd. A woman picked it up and immediately joined others in screaming for more. The artiste exited the stage.
Before Jah Cure performed, however, Virgin Gorda native Sistah Joyce traveled into unusual territory when she told the crowd that, although she thinks homosexuals should be respected, she does not support their lifestyle.
She suggested that such lifestyle is nasty, adding that there is need for it to be ‘burned’.
For the burning, Sistah Joyce performed a song entitled ‘Fire’.
“I naah goh mix up inna slackness; naah goh mix up inna nastiness. Fire!” she added. The other songs she delivered included Love Potion.
Other performers at the Easter festival last night included Hardcore Band, VIBE, Rock City, and OMG.
The festivities, which are being held this year in honour of Bernice Sprauve, will continue today with a number of events, including the Wet Fete at St Thomas Bay Jetty from 1pm to 6pm.
At the Festival Village, the annual Calypso competition will start at 8pm with eight entertainers vying for the title of Calypso Monarch and a prize of $5,000.
There will also be performances by Showtime Band out of Tortola, Queen Shereen from Virgin Gorda, Hypa 4000 from St Vincent, and Destra out of Trinidad.
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