A performance by iconic reggae singer Frankie Paul has not been witnessed in Jamaica for quite sometime. Sting 2015 is presenting the very rare opportunity to see the legendary singer.
The Jamworld audience can look forward to oldies party anthems such as: Cassanova, Worries In The Dance, I Know The Score and Sarah, among others.
The ’80s singer welcomed the current Sting theme, ‘From Then Till Now’, revealing, “it’s time for a change. Tired of the same thing. We are the original artistes. Feels wonderful to be on it this year as legends”.
The Jamaican Stevie Wonder as he is affectionately called, said Sting’s “lyrical content and style have changed. Too much war is in the music now and that is not good. Music is life, music is love, music is peace, music is from the Almighty and we are losing that”.
He gives his stamp of approval to, Romain Virgo, Chris Martin, Aidonia, Vershon and Devin Di Dakta. He advises the next generation saying: “They need to slow down. We want conscious music to sing and dance to, music that my grandchildren and great grandchildren can dance to. Take it slow and make it peaceful”.
Frankie Paul is happy to have contributed to the industry. “I got the chance to teach people. I taught persons how to behave. I taught persons about love and adoration and even how to make babies,” he said.
He admits it has been a very long time since he last hit the stage in Jamaica. These days he gets to enjoy a life of leisure, watching movies, listening to the news, playing instruments, going to the studio and travelling. Next year, he releases a brand new album, In The Arena.