Concert report
Axx of Jahpostles & Anthony B.
Backstage ~ Maastricht ~ The Netherlands.
01 - 08 - 1997

Reggae fans in Maastricht and environs experience a wonderful summer of 1997. Within one month great reggae acts such as Revolutionary Dub Warriors, Prezident Brown with Panache Culture, Axx of Jahpostles and Anthony B. were in the area to do a show.
It was the first time ever Axx of Jahpostles came to Europe to do some gigs. Before they were going to play in front of a large crowd at the annual Geel Reggae Festival in Belgium and the Essential Weekender festival in London they came to Maastricht (hometown of their recordcompany RUNN Records) to do a little show in order to present their outstanding debutalbum "Give thanks and praise". Selectors King Whitey and Chipie of RUNN Sound played some wicked tunes before Axx of Jahpostles started the show at 11.30 p.m.

In a delightful set of approximately 40 minutes they gave an excellent performance in which they fully showcased their talent and skills. The music was tight, the harmonies right as they presented tunes like "Ghettos end", "All kinda fight", "Man with the hammer", and "Babylon glass house". Jamaican dj Franco joined the band in one song and the crowd loved it ! Axx of Jahpostles closed the show with "We a nuh loafter", "True lover" and "Give thanks and praise".

After a short break Axx of Jahpostles surprised everyone with an unannounced appearance of Anthony B. This young cultural singjay showed the crowd in a set nearly 35 minutes long why he's making a lot of noise in the reggae community for his conscious lyrics and energetic presentation.

The set he worked was short, but long enough to show the people in the audience he has the tunes, the dance moves, the stage show and the talent to make him a star. Songs like "So much things", "Cold feet", "Raid di barn", "One thing", "Mr. Marley", "Watch what you eat" and "Fire pon Rome" were delivered in a very powerful and impressive style. He also did a new tune, called "Waan back", using the classic Gregory Isaacs' 'Night Nurse' riddim...wicked !

After the sizzling pereformances of Both Anthony B. and Axx of Jahpostles Runn Sound took over the stage and started playing some serious selections which kept the crowd dancing for the rest of the night.
This splendid performance from both Axx of Jahpostles and Anthony B. made the sun shine bright, although it was night and raining outside !

During his stay in The Netherlands Anthony B. voiced some specials at the RUNN studios for the RUNN Sound Soundsystem.

Teacher & Mr. T.

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