On Nov. 4 before a capacity crowd on the stately lawns of King’s House, Kingston, Jamaica pop-country superstar Kenny Rogers, once again mesmerised his Jamaican audience as he performed the best of his collection.The captivated audience chanted “Kenny! Kenny!” during the first bars of his opening number, “Love Will Turn You Around”, before he was introduced, they were that excited.ÊThe audience sang, clapped, raised their hands, waved, screamed and danced in place as the legend reeled off hit after hit, tossing miniature frisbees and tambourines into the crowd.Ê“Something’s Got a Hold On Me”, “Bo Diddley”, “Write Your Name Across My Heart” and Ê“Islands in the Stream” were just some of the evening’s highlights.
The concert came on the heels of another astounding performance at the 2004 Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival held at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Montego Bay in January of this year. Kenny Rogers had the crowd in the palm of his hands, proving that some of his greatest fans can be found in Jamaica.
“Kenny himself acknowledged that he was overwhelmed by the love and positive energy at his first-ever Jamaican performance in January, and we couldn’t be happier to be able to bring him back to Jamaica,” said Walter Elmore, executive producer for the concert.ÊÊ
Anglo-Jamaican, Maxi Priest and veteran Jamaican singer of the 1970’s Ernie Smith were among the other musical artists who gave astounding performances at the King’s House show.