For two hours and without breaks, the King of Dancehall moved the audience of La Barra Imperial with classic themes of the genre.
Neither the rain nor the cold got in the way of Beenie Man putting the audience of Palmares to dance for two hours straight.
On Thursday, January 18 at night, the Jamaican singer returned to the country to remind them why he is recognized around the world as the King of Dancehall.
This rhythm of Jamaican origin takes life in the musical band of Beenie Man: a quartet of musicians also from the Caribbean accompanies the artist and shapes the occurrences of Beenie Man on stage.
Director of the party
In the midst of so many popular songs and so much energy, it was clear that whoever did everything possible was Beenie Man.
With his microphone as a baton he directed the audience and the band at will, using just a few words or gestures for everyone to respond to him. The impression of a single man directing some 6,000 people-putting them to jump and raise their arms-was accompanied by their own dance steps.
Beenie Man moved her hips as much as the audience and walked dancing and singing across the stage songs like Murder She Wrote and Dancehall Queen all over the stage.
After the concert time the band began to play the song Dude , another classic from their repertoire. By that time the rain had vanished, and there was no sign of returning; it was more likely to soak up someone else’s sweat.
The public, yes, did not stop dancing with intensity. The area in front of the stage cleared a bit and that allowed several girls to lean on the safety bars to dance and even come over to shake hands with Beenie Man.
Then he played two other infallible songs with the audience: King of The Dancehall, Hmm Hmm and One Girl.
After those songs, with 75 intense minutes of concert, it was the first occasion in which a pause was taken to speak to the public.
“You speak little English and I speak a little Spanish … I can say: ‘hello’; I can say: ‘thank you’, but above all I want to say I love you Costa Rica ! “, said the vocalist. The reaction of the audience was as affectionate as his gesture.
While the music began to be resumed little by little – first the percussion and keyboards and then the bass and the guitar -, Beenie Man dedicated himself to drying his sweat with some cloths and giving them to the public.
The end was near, and the artist did it in a big way; It could not be otherwise. It started with I’m Drinking (Rum & Red Bull) , a theme that he used to improvise some rhymes and then ended with Redemption Song , yes, the classic theme of Bob Marley.
The entire audience was perplexed by the abrupt change, but they let themselves be carried away by the immortal words of the subject. Beenie stopped commanding the public and simply devoted himself to touring the stage singing and smiling as if there was no tomorrow.
After two hours of concert, the Jamaican said goodbye. Without having to say it, he made it clear that his bond with Costa Rica was stronger than ever.