Thursday, February 25, 2010

Damian Marley Entertains The Winter Olympic Folk In Vancouver BC

via the Vancouver Sun

More than 8,000 people danced, jumped and sang along as Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley rocked LiveCity Yaletown Wednesday night (Feb. 24).

"I feel elated," said Fayaz Bardai. "This is the first time I've seen Damian Marley live and it's the best concert I've seen all Olympics."

Risha Sidhu waited more than 90 minutes to get into the venue -- which filled to capacity -- but said it was "totally worth it."

"The show was really good," said the Richmond resident. "Everybody is so pumped."

Over the course of an hour, Marley -- the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley -- covered old and new crowd favourites including "Could You Be Loved," "Exodus" and "Beautiful."

He also performed "Strong Will Continue," a song off his forthcoming album, Distant Relatives, with rapper Nas.

For his encore, Marley performed "Road to Zion" and "Welcome to Jamrock," the title track off his 2005 album.

"This is awesome," said Bardai. "Canada beat Russia and now this. I love it."

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