On Friday 28th November 2008 the release party of Bena´ssa's first album called "Tables Turn" took place at Willemeen in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The album has been released world wide in 30 countries by the Siver Kamel label in association with the Dutch Jah Solid Rock imprint.
The night started with two DJ's playing most of today's populair reggae tunes. It was a good start for a night planned with a lot of artists. The party was supposed to start at about 9:30pm, but at that time there was almost no crowd at all. I was suprised, because Bena´ssa isn't a real new artist. He used to rap in the Dutch rap-group "Arnhemsgewijs" which started in '96.

As time went on more and more people started to enter the venue. Around 10:30pm it was fully crowded, and you could see everyone was really excited. When the clock stroke 11pm, the pre-show started with an upcoming artist who performed most of today's populair tunes. This was a nice way to get in the right mood. After about half an hour he stopped and finally Bena´ssa came on stage.

There was a complete band and even 2 background singers. Almost all the singers featured on the album came along, but it was mostly about Bena´ssa and the two other artists who also originate from "Arnhemsgewijs"; Lloyd De Meza & Benjah.

Lloyd De Meza & Benjah

Lloyd De Meza & Benjah

Bena´ssa

Bena´ssa
In everything they did it was obvious that they are experienced artists. They treated the crowd to a nice long show, and although I'm not really sure, they performed almost every song from Bena´ssa's new album 'Tables Turn". Of course everybody knew "Voodoo" and "Coconut Water" as these tunes where already released on a maxi-CD. However regarding the other songs... everybody enjoyed them, no doubt about that, but it's just that at a regular concert most people know every tune performed by the artist and this time nobody did. It gave this night a special vibe.

The show went on till the late hours of the night. When the concert was over everybody got the new album "Tables Turned", a fine ending of this special album release party.




Album Release party Bena´ssa feat LLoyd De Meza   Benjah - Voodoo Coconut Water
Text & Photos : Rastafaria