Shaggy Meets Pope Francis, Performs At Vatican City Christmas Concert

Shaggy Meets Pope Francis, Performs At Vatican City Christmas Concert

Jamaica's Dancehall megastar Shaggy made history yet again, taking Jamaican culture to the Vatican City for Christmas Eve, where he was the only solo act from the Western Hemisphere to headline the 29th edition of the Christmas Concert 2021.

Shaggy posted information regarding the event on his Instagram page noting that: "I recently had the pleasure of playing a Christmas charity concert for the Vatican in Rome … it was an awesome experience, we brought a little piece of the Jamaican 🇯🇲 culture to the Vatican and at the same time raised funds for good causes.

In addition to being a headline act, Shaggy also met the head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis ahead of his performance, perhaps the first Dancehall/Reggae act to do so, as Jamaican artists have always been vitriolic against The Vatican ever since the late Lee Scratch Perry labeled it “The City of Iniquity” in his six-minute long song, Baffling Smoke Signals back in 1978.

Here is the full story of Shaggy's Christmas benefit performance at the Vatican from Dancehall Magazine.

 

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