Port of Roatan Rocks
for Semana Santa

April 25th, 2013
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photo-5-rock port-shaggy-2-webAbout 2,000 people packed the pier at the Port of Roatan March 28 for an evening of music headlined by Grammy-winning Jamaican-American pop/reggae/rapper Shaggy. Rock the Port was the biggest musical event ever held at the Coxen Hole cruise ship port and the first to bring an artist of such international renown to Roatan, according to event promoter Martin Price. Music lovers paid between Lps. 600 and Lps. 2,500 ($30-125) to get in – a rather steep price for an island event. But Facebook comments indicate most thought it was well worth the price of entry. Reggae singers Rayvon, from Barbados, and Red Fox, a Jamaican-American, as well as Goldenchild, a soul/rock/reggae artist from New York, warmed up the crowd for Shaggy. Also performing were  Roatan artists Sopa and Muddy. DJ Galan and DJ Alberto entertained the crowd between acts and at the after party, which lasted until dawn. Price said the organizers planned to do a similar but smaller event at the Island Saloon in June. Stay tuned.

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Rayvon, from Barbados.

Rayvon

Red Fox

Red Fox

Concert-goers crowded the barrier in front of the stage to get a close look at Shaggy.

Concert-goers crowded the barrier in front of the stage to get a close look at Shaggy.

The crowd gets into the act.

The crowd gets into the act.

Roatan's own Sopa, from Punta Gorda, and Muddy.

Roatan’s own Sopa, from Punta Gorda, and Muddy.

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