Concert report
Prezident Brown & Panache Culture, featuring Mighty Mike.
Backstage ~ Maastricht ~ The Netherlands.
11 - 07 - 1997

After a powerful and impressive performance at the annual "Open Tropen Festival 1997" in Belgium, where he left the crowd begging for more, followed by two other successful shows, it was time for Maastricht to welcome Prezident Brown, the cultural deejay from Ocho Rios.

Panache Culture (presenting their new line-up) started showtime with a solid set of four new songs from their forthcoming album and a medley of tunes, covering the best from their first two albums.

At 11:30 p.m. Prezident Brown took the stage and showed the crowd in a set nearly 60 minutes long why he is cited as one of the most up-and-coming performers. Well-known songs like "Heathen Chant", "Prezident Selection", "Bun Down Rome", "False Pretender", "Roots In The Music", "Rough Road" as well as the brand new tunes "In This Life", "Brain Food", "Audition" and "Paper Roses" were delivered in a great, energetic style. Some of the tunes got an exciting "rub a dub" treatment with the real wicked "Talking Drums" as one of the highpoints. Not to be overlooked is the flawless backing provided by Panache Culture (throughout the years without doubt grown to a high quality level, not in the last place due to their cooperation with producer Barry O'Hare and Jamaican artists like Mikey Spice, Daweh Congo, Prezident Brown, Natty Remo and Nardo Ranks).

After one encore Prezident Brown left the stage and mixmaster Mighty Mike, from Irie-FM Jamaica, took over in order to keep the crowd moving on the latest and hottest Jamaican tunes including his wicked dubplate specials. After a while Prezident Brown, Barry O'Hare and members of Panache Culture even joined the dancing crowd. This was definitely an evening of thorough satisfaction.

Teacher & Mr. T.

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