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Popcaan Reaps Success in Europe

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JULY 6TH,2012

Deejay Popcaan blazed through a successful two week tour of Europe, with back-to-back performances that thrilled his existing fan base and garnered him a number of new fans.

His first tour of the continent as a headline act Popcaan, real name Andrae Sutherland, went above and beyond to please the packed crowds at each venue. Kicking off the tour in Lisbon Portugal, the deejay travelled to Norway then Sweden and ended his European trip in France.

He commented, “It was overwhelming to see the crowds at the venues, they sing along and really enjoy the music. The response is great for old and new hits and even very new songs like Fry Yiy and When Mi Party.”

For the deejay one of the most entertaining and memorable moments of the tour was the show in Paris. “It was a real mix of French fans and French Caribbean fans and the line after the show for photos was really long. Also in Paris I got a chance to see the Eiffel Tower and vibe at a street party,” he explained.

Now back in the island, the deejay is busy with more shows such as the St Kitts Music Festival on June 29th after which he jets off to Tobago on June 30th for another performance. Not wanting to disappoint his local fans, the deejay will be performing at Smudge in Kingston and the Portland Jerk Festival, both on July 1st.

The artiste will be hosting his first public birthday party on July 15th at Top Floor at the Quad dubbed ‘Party Shot: A Birthday Celebration.’ Music will be provied by Chromatic, Coppershot, ZJ Chrome and Dexta Pepp with a special performances from Sizzla Kalonji, I-Octane, among other special guest artistes. The excited deejay said, “This is my first event so I just want the fans to come party with me and make my birthday party a success. Everyone is invited so you know is an unruly party, bay badness along wid bay gyalness.”

On July 19th, which is Popcaan’s birthday, he will be performing at Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay in what he dubs a “special performance” for dancehall night. “This is my first solo Sumfest performance so I’m going to do my best for my fans, the Gaza unruly fans yuh zimme,” said Popcaan.

Before the end of July, the deejay will hit Trinidad, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Suriname. To kick off August it’s all about the Dream Weekend in Negril, where he will perform at the first ever Dream weekend live concert on August 1, then it’s off to several shows in Canada. The artiste will be back in Europe in winter heading off to Germany, Holland and Italy.

On the music scene the artiste has been busy with the eagerly anticipated release of two music videos. The recently shot video for The System from producer Dreskull done by American based director Dayo, as well as a medley video of his songs: She A Gwaan Good (ZJ Chrome), Popcaan Says (TJ Records), Whine (Young Vibes) and Naughty Girls (UIM) directed by Jay Will.

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