Java Jazz Festival 2010: Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds – THE LIFESTORIES CONCERT




The last great special show in the festival this year caused another incident by the attendance of Indonesia’s vice president. Again the overprotective bodyguards doing the screening checkpoint that resulted the very long queue outside the hall, even when the concert had begun for quite sometimes. Booing by the queuing audience, luckily, the man finally leaving the festival. And the fully crowded concert was a great success for Babyface, who talked lots to the audience, about his teenage lovelife, his passion for Michael Jackson and also his career working with many famous people such as MJ and Eric Clapton.

Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds (5)

Being a little different from other artists known as the hitmaker composer and writer, Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds could sing all his hits perfectly well, and also a good guitarist. So Kenny built over the one and a half show from his stories, did the medley of his many hits from Bobby Brown’s ‘Don’t be Cruel’ to Boyz II Men’s phenomenal ‘End Of The Road’. Before the encore ‘When can I See You Again’ that played acoustically, Kenny closed his story with the huge hit that won a Grammy for ‘song of the year’ category. It was his collaboration with Clapton, the theme song of John Travolta’s Phenomenon, and the song we all did remember ever after, Change The World. Compare to his performance in JJF 2008, this one is longer, better and way more satisfying. Rarely has the festival presented two of the greatest special show in a row, and this year, it was finally happening!

Reporter: Daniel Irawan

Photographer: Praditya Nova

Editor: Ardhi Saputro, Ata Michaella


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