Not quite ready to Rock Steady – JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM

Not quite ready to Rock Steady

The brainchild of Stascha Bader took another closer step to reality on Wednesday night with the staging of Get Ready to Rock Steady, the concert, at the National Indoor Sports Centre featuring a slew of pioneers from that genre around which a documentary is being made.

But while one cannot fault the level of performances which, in the main, were extremely satisfying, something was missing, and it robbed the event of that air of authenticity that it so richly deserved. Not in terms of the music and performers, but the atmosphere was not there and one got a sense that not enough was done to recreate the ethos of that colourful period in our musical history.

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