Dancehall News And Articles
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- Published on Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:14
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Dancehall Queen Lady Saw will be honoured at this year's staging of Reggae Sumfest to take place in a few weeks. In previous years Beenie Man and Bounty Killer have been honoured by the organisers who see Lady Saw as having accomplished local and international feats and thus deserved of this award.
Lady Saw, scheduled to hit the stage on Dancehall Night, is expected to deliver a dynamic Reggae Sumfest performance in keeping with her dominance on the dancehall scene. Saw is expanding her already vast music catalogue, releasing new singles and collaborating with top local artistes like Elephant Man, Lisa Hyper and, more recently, international recording artiste Estelle.
The artiste, while known for many dancehall classics, is also notorious for her raw dancehall lyrics and vivacious moves on stage. In a recent interview with Believer Magazine, the artiste, based on her indisputable reign in the genre, says "the music is different now, but when it starts changing, I change with it."
Lady Saw will be hitting the Sumfest stage in addition to individuals that have been on the dancehall scene during a similar time span. These include Beenie Man, Shabba Ranks and Bounty Killer, as well as Pinchers, whom she admires.
She also recalls her admiration of Tenor Saw. Saw was compared to Tenor Saw in her early days, sparking the use of her moniker, Lady Saw. "I loved Tenor Saw, and Pinchers too, who lived in the same community as me, in Kingston 13. They were my favourites ..."