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|Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:26 pm Post subject: ZENGLEN REGINALD CANGE RETURN MIAMI BAL PICTURES/REVIEW!
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I got the opportunity to check out ZENGLEN's party with the return of REGINALD CANGE to the group last night in Miami. Although in terms of bal numbers it was not what the group was hoping for, but in terms of showing to the people that made the trip, their point was proven that LIVE....there is a future after Richie.
First and foremost, I have to say that in all the times that I went to see ZENGLEN when Reginald Cange was in the band, I have never seen him so active on stage. He was moving and enjoying himself up there, as if he had something to prove in this second go around with the group.
*THE 3 SINGER FORMAT "WORKS" BIG TIME in this ZENGLEN outfit...so I am going to BEG, PLEAD, DEMAND that BRUTUS, ARCHILL and ZENGLEN keep the 3 singer format of Kenny, Reginald, and Hollywood. IT WORKS. The chemistry between the 3 up there was AMAZING. They were entertaining the crowd, joking, and dropping some mad vocal skills up in the place. GIN PLACE POU TOUS LES 3 SOU STAGE LA. YO BON ANSANM. THEY COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER WELL. What actually makes it work also is they don't give you the chance to get bored because you are looking at all 3 singers to see what they are doing. There were a couple of times during the party when during a song, either Reginald or Kenny would take a stage break for about half a song, and then return to add some spice to that same song towards the last half of the song. GOOD STUFF. BON BAGAY NET!
*THE 3 NEW RECRUITS: TI SIWO on the guitar, LACOMBE on the keyboards, and the new drummer whose name I can't recall, are well tuned to the Zenglen live compas machine. People might call TI SIWO "TI POZO" (Not a bad compliment actually), but I can also see that he has his own thing going up there as well on the guitar. He seemed to be a little shy to come to the front of the stage to display his talent at times, so Kenny, Reginald, and Hollywood (who were praising him all night), had to sometimes DEMAND that he come up and show the people what he has. The drummer is very talented as well, and seems very comfortable holding the position held by a future HMI legend Richie. As for Lacombe, he just needs to create a ZENGLEN identity for himself, and the only way this talented individual will do that is with NEW MUSIC.
*HOLLYWOOD: The people that are saying that Hollywood pa gin plas li nan jazz la....YO FE FOT. The guy clearly has talent, and the scary thing is he will get better. He is a future star on the rise in the HMI, and in about5 years could be one of the leading stars in the HMI front man circuit.
*THE NICKENSON PRUDHOMME ZENGLEN LOVE AFFAIR: Fanatik ZENGLEN still love NICKENSON PRUDHOMME and last night was another example of how much. When Nicky got on the keyboards, it just felt "right". He also put on his "DWET CELESTE" SWAGGER attitude as jammed with his old friends. Nickenson also took it up a notch when he performed ZANMI and invited a couple of girls close to the stage for him to sing to. YO PRAN EROTICALLY YOURS tou...but LI KOURI. afraid of the spotlight. Nickenson also sang part of one of his Zenglen classics "SE VERITE".
*THE LIGHTING: Whoever was in charge of the lighting on the stage last night almost messed up the entire evening for those of us that wanted to get VIDEO. The person just wanted to keep the stage DARK, and from time to time PLAY WITH THE subtle LIGHTS like a kid who had just gotten a new Christmas toy. There were spots on the stag, especially guitarist TI SIWO that needed to have the bright lights on there...but this LIGHTING GUY dropped the ball big time. I had to complain to ARCHILL for him to get the message across to the guy TWICE...that the BRIGHT LIGHTS needed to be on in order for the media to film.
1) REGINALD CANGE reception for the Lionel Richie song "HELLO". The crowd gave that extra in cheering on the artist and the band. KENNYWAY and REGINALD going note for note on that song was also great to see. (Video coming up)
2) NICOLINA leaving where she was standing on the other side of the stage to come stand next to Nickenson for most of the time that he was there performing with the band. The sight of a loving sister who could not control herself upon seeing a brother she had probably not seen in a long time. Acting or genuine....it was good seeing that.
3) TI SIWO after finally being pulled to the middle of the stage by the singers, kneeling front and center on the stage with a couple of the musicians standing closely behind him, getting pelted by dollar bills being thrown at him by approving fans. SA TE BEL ANPIL.
*HMI PERSONALITIES that we saw: Carimi manager FITO FARINEN, Gabel vocalist KATALOG, Tempo vocalist BERTO, Former Zenglen management HERVE BASTIEN, Disip's TI HARRY, former 509 keyboardist TI HAROLD, Maxisound's ALIX TIMMER. If I saw some others, I probably forgot. Sorry.
All in all, I had a great time last night. ZENGLEN PA GIN PWOBLEM "LIVE" from what I saw last night.
PS: VIDEOS are coming up on another thread.....
Here are some pictures below.
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