Members of the media fraternity along with her family members paid tribute to the late Deborah John (DJ) at Kaiso Blues Cafe last Sunday.
The evening was filed with music planned and unplanned and very reminiscent of how DJ loved her limes. Artiste after artiste took to the stage to play and sing in her memory.
Joey Rivers and Robert Munro were exceptional as well as Arthur Marcial. Performers included David Boothman, Dean Williams, Tony Paul, Gary Cordner, singing sensation Bri Celestine as well as Sharlene Samuel, a quiet powerhouse, John John and Mikhail Salcedo.
Deborah’s brother Tony delivered a poem between all the music which was well received.
It was a pleasure to see how the musicians just fell in with their instruments and played their hearts out. Tony John and his section decided to play drums and cowbells after the music died and lured Carl Jacobs into the routine and the tribute seemed endless.
Paul Keens-Douglas was in the audience and showed his appreciation for the music that was played. Here are some highlights from the tribute.