Stones Throw Bar | December 18, 2017
This was near the end of the exam period for most university students, as you would expect, we had a packed venue… the people came out to enjoy themselves. Dj Stamma ran the mixing table first, playing music from an assortment of genres. The space buzzed with chatter and good energy while we awaited the performances.
As customary, this week also had free caricatures by Djet (@DjetLayne_Carics) and henna tattoos by Mark (@HennaThreads) for the ladies. These activities along with food and drink options from Stones Throw made the wait bearable. For me, I was enjoying the musical styling that blared through the speakers. After a good while, the first performer was introduced, Zia Benjamin.
Zia had a reggae fusion, her sound was jazz like, and her voice reminded me of Lana Del Rey. The instrumentals she sang on were nice, they fit the vibe of the event perfectly. She’s a sultry dancer, this lady has a little wiya waistline. She sang, “No Fame” followed by a love song she had written earlier that day. Next up was a reggae remix of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” she saw mommy kissing Beenie Man under the ganja tree! Her final song was, “Rudy” for the rude men and women. We had a small music interlude by Rory Stone Love on the DeeJay stand before Runkus graced the stage.
Runkus came to make us move our feet with his first song. His performance was soothing yet very entertaining. I could be biased, have you ever seen Runkus perform? In just a note you could be spellbound. He went through faves such as “Kindness” and “Foundation” then slowed down vibe with “Energy”. He wouldn’t be the Runkus we knew if he didn’t do a little remix as well, he did a freestyle on with Sister Nancy’s “Bam Bam”. He carried the mood back up with his new song “my Gf.” Then closed off with some requests from the audience, “burn everythinG” and “Run”.
The photos used in the article are by Romario Lynch.
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