FANS of Baba B, easily identified as the big man with the small ukulele had a feast of reggae music when their idol rocked the island in a two-day concert last Sunday and Monday at the Pacific Islands Club beachfront in San Antonio.
“I am the biggest man on the beach, but I can get up and dance. There’s no reason for you all not to get up and dance,” Baba B challenged the guests to the second night of the concert. In response to his challenge, males and females from the audience got up and rocked their hips and swayed to the music on the sandy dance floor to the accompaniment of Higher Ground band from Guam.
The first pair to dance got free copies of Baba B’s latest CD. For the seventh time since 1999, reggae fans in the island were thrilled to welcome back Baba B who promoted his newest album whose contents he himself composed.
Among the songs in the album are All My Life, Rock With You, Should We Cry, Candy, and High. Lucky guests who guessed trivia questions thrown by master of ceremony LJ Castro about Baba B’s newest album got free copies of the CD.
Baba B’s claim to fame with island reggae was in 1997 after he released his debut album “Big Boy in Love.” This was followed by his second album “Local Boy” which was released in 1999. Baba B has a big fan base for reggae not only in Hawaii but in the Pacific islands.
The “Baba B Live on Saipan” was hosted by the Marianas Pacific Distributor as part of a series of activities leading to their 40th anniversary on September 14. Sponsors for the event are Docomo Pacific, Hertz Rent-A-Car, IP&E, and Pacific Islands Club Saipan.
He has also performed in Las Vegas, California, and other states in the mainland in addition to his island home Hawaii.