International reggae star Gyptian was in awesome form as one of the headline acts on the provocatively named B***boclat festival, held between August 24 and 26 on Belgium’s largest beach, located in the town of Zeebrugge.
He immediately amped up the crowd with Wine Wine Non Stop on an up-tempo dancehall beat and followed that up with an energetic, sensual version of All Over on the Overproof rhythm.
He eased down the tempo with Overtime, which had the girls screaming.
Gyptian, a consummate stage performer, knows his European audience intimately, and when he gave them a gorgeously delivered cover version of Gregory Isaacs’ Number One, he had them awestruck, basking in the aura of his presence.
Next up was a ‘reggaefied’ version of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colours and a soulful rendition of Bob Marley’s Waiting In Vain.
Gyptian’s set also included Policy on the Season rhythm and powerful songs such as the classic Serious Times and Mama Don’t Cry.
He closed with Beautiful Lady and his monster Billboard hit Hold Yuh to wild screams from the females.
This was the second edition of the festival, and it featured several internationally acclaimed artistes from all over the Caribbean, South America and Africa.