Capleton the Rastafarian Reggae artiste will perform at several concerts that are a part of the package at Jamaica Rum Festival, this year and he is aware that some persons are wondering about his presence on the show because of his beliefs.
He emphasized that he won’t be partaking in any alcoholic beverage, Capleton said that rum is an integral part of the Jamaican culture, and there’s no way that anyone can ignore the fact.
“I don’t drink rum but, yuh know, rum is a part of our culture. Plenty people who don’t drink rum always have a bottle in dem house. When people sick, dem rub up inna some white rum and it works for them,” the artiste said, and he also drew a parallel with white rum and his Fireman moniker.
“Remember that the ancients used to call rum ‘fire water’,” the fireman said, adding to make his point stronger, “Rum Fest going to be a fyah bun fest. So big up to the organizers of the Jamaica Rum Festival and to Appleton, in particular, for sponsoring the concerts. this is a reggae island and we should stage the biggest festivals and shows to be found anywhere in the world. Thumbs up to all the people who a try put on the concert dem fi mek sum’n happen,” he was the promoter of the “A St Mary Mi Come From” show that was held in St Mary before.
Capleton He Wants More Shows
He believes shows are important to our reggae island and we should stage the biggest festivals and shows to be found anywhere in the world. “Thumbs up to all the people who a try put on the concert dem fi mek sum’n happen,” Capleton is the promoter of “A St Mary Mi Come From” show that’s held in St Mary.
Capleton said that he has been encouraging other artistes who used to host events to revive them. He spoke about telling Bounty to keep back Saddle to the East and Richie Stephens to start back Unity Splash. He believes shows are needed in Jamaica, because music is fun, and it is informative added to that the most spiritual music on Earth is reggae music. It is the heartbeat, because it have soul. We have to keep the culture going,” he added.
The organizers of the festival revealed that, live music is a big part of the festival’s mandate to inform its patrons of Jamaica’s cultural heritage. There is an aim to interactively inform Jamaicans and visitors about all Jamaican things, such as the rum, music, food and other aspects of the culture.
Capleton summed up everything as he spoke about his love for the music the vibes and the energy. He also invited the people to come out in their tens of thousands to Rum Fest. “Come hold a joy with King Shango and the Prophecy Band. Me is all about the fire, all about the preservation of the culture. We do it fi di love, we do it fi di culture, we do it fi Rasta.” He concluded.