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The sweet sounds of Reggae create a party in Welker

On Saturday, February 1, Reggae artist Delroy Clarke, nicknamed Zap, performed in Welker room at 7 p.m. as a kickoff for Black History Month. The name of the performance was Zapology. The name originates from Zap’s love of technology. Prior to going out on his own, Zap acted as the lead vocalist and keyboardist for the S.W.A.M.M.P. BAND.  Zap incorporates different styles into his shows and from The Roots, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B and traditional Reggae, there is something for everyone.

Zap put on a sweet show complete with lighting, sound effects and of course his smooth vocals. He played songs from Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley and other favorites.

“My favorite part of performing is the audience. Seeing them smiling and dancing makes putting on a show worth it despite the crowd,” Zap said.

The event did have a low turnout, but that did not stop them from having a good time. Audience members gave good reviews, although most were not regular reggae listeners. Crowd favorites were the “Mission: Impossible” theme song and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by UB40.

“He was really good. It was a fun evening listening to music and dancing with my friends. I was glad he performed the way he did despite the turnout.” Laurin Lee said.

Ariyonia Henderson also enjoyed Zapology but wished he played one of her favorites: “Three Little Words”.

Zap wanted to thank his audience and the Chatham Community for a great night and hopes he let off a positive vibe and gave students a break from the hustle and bustle of academia.

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    Bridgette ShyFeb 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I always like listening to reggae and I hope the students at Chatham had a worthwhile experience.