The Blackman Legacy Continues

Written by: Nekisha 'Neicy' Cyrus

The Blackman Legacy continues…

It was a full house at Kaiso Blues Cafe on Wednesday 17th, May 2023, as the ‘Blackman Legacy’ came alive. The night was filled with celebrations, memories, emotions, and a talented cast of Blackman musicians featuring live performances from Nailah, Isaac, Marge, Abbi, Nehilet, Eldon, and O.C Blackman performing genres ranging from Kaiso, Jazz, Rock, and Soca with roots of Jamoo music.

The relaxed and soothing ambiance at Kaiso Blues Cafe was the perfect fit for a night of musical royalty as patrons got their money’s worth and more with a night of great entertainment hosted by the funny and entertaining Allan D’ Entertainer.

The event began in fine patriotic style with the national anthem before Eldon Blackman graced the stage to perform his rendition of ‘Psalm 1’ in full Jamoo style. Nehilet Blackman soon followed bringing her vibes and women empowerment with her all-female band performing her set ‘The Love of Music’. Her set included genres ranging from Gospel and Calypso and more. She even performed a rendition of The Mighty Shadow’s ‘Dingolay‘ and ended her set with her brother Isaac Blackman.

With each set approximately (3) to (4) songs long, up next OC Blackman took the stage bringing his Jamoo and Rock vibes with his rendition of ‘Who God Bless’. Showcasing that each of the Blackman musicians is talented and versatile in their own unique way. OC closed off his set with ‘Carry On’ before passing the mic to his sister Abbi Blackman who brought the Jazz vibes for the night as she paid tribute to both her parents. She kept the crowd entertained as she shared fond memories of her folks before performing ‘At Last‘ by Etta James.

Isaac Blackman brought his soulful yet energetic vibes to the stage performing songs like his 2007 mega-hit ‘To the Ceiling’, ‘Bumpy’, and his self-love anthem ‘Always Remember’.

Next Marge Blackman hit the stage bringing her soulful roots rock vibes and performing her popular single ‘Be’. She also shared a magical moment with two-time Chutney Soca Monarch, Neval Chatelal on stage as they perform their 2022 collab ‘We have love’. A true demonstration of the late great Ras Shorty I who promoted unity between East Indian & African music. Lord Shorty, the inventor of Soca music passed away in 2000 at the age of 59 years.

And closing off the night, was the young superstar herself, Nailah Blackman performing an acoustic version of her 2017 breakout hit song ‘Workout’ followed by ‘No Babie’, ‘Sokah’ and ‘Iron Love’ and more before ending her set with her 2023 2nd place Road March title ‘Come Home’. And of course, in true Blackman style, ‘The Love Circle’ closed the show with their family rendition of the late great Ras Shorty I’s ‘Watch Out My Children’.

Besides this event at Kaiso Blue Kafe, The Blackmans went on to celebrate and honor the beautiful life of their late beloved ‘Mama Claudette Blackman’ at their 2nd annual ‘Praise Festival’. The concert was held at the Blackman Ranch on Saturday 20th May 2023.

 

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