Concert Review: Honey Jam “Then & Now”

Concert Review: Honey Jam “Then & Now”

On February 3rd, Canada’s longest-running talent showcase, Honey Jam, hosted a reunion concert at the Harbourfront Centre. For the past 16 years, Honey Jam has provided a platform for some of Toronto’s most talented women to share their talents. Hosted by hip-hop veteran Michie Mee, the intimate show featured knock out performances by Honey Jam alumnae Kim Davis, Kellylee Evans, Saidah Baba Talibah and many more.

Bad-Perm’s own DJ Mel Boogie blessed the 1s and 2s and the crowd got an earful of classics from some of Toronto’s finest female performers. Eternia put on a high-energy performance with a special surprise appearance by fellow femcee Tara Chase. After spitting her classic “The Northside”, Chase joined Eternia in a rousing rendition of Lauryn Hill’s timeless “Miseducation” track, “Lost Ones”.

G98.7’s morning host Jemeni, who blessed the Honey Jam stage back in ’95, performed one of our favourites, “No More Dating DJs”.

Jully Black, looking fab with her glorious mane blown out to high heaven, did a stellar acoustic set, starting off with a tribute to the late Etta James. She nailed the James tune “Fool that I Am”, but the most memorable song was her uplifting anthem “Glass Ceiling”; in which she and D. Shon gave enough energy to rouse a stadium full of people!

Montreal native True kept the crowd’s spirits up with a killer cover of Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out”; and Michie Mee closed out the show with “Don’t Wanna Be your Slave” and of course, “Jamaican Funk”.

All of the ladies looked lovely and performed their hearts out, giving the crowd an energetic and inspiring evening of music, poetry, and happy memories of past Honey Jam productions. Great night!

Catch clips of the performance here…

…. #Shoutout to Riley Wallace for the Kim Davis footage and to DJ Law for lending us his camera that night!
Video shot by: Zoi
Edited by: Zoi

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