"Just know that you are beautiful. And who you are in enough.
God don't make mistakes"
Those were the words from the 5"3' Jamaican dancehall reggae soul singer as she and her band ignited youngsters from various villages at The Urban Youth Concert, held at Newton Park in Jo'burg this past Saturday.
Cherine was invited by the City of Johannesburg for the 15th edition of the Arts Alive Festival, sharing the bill with popular Jo'burg based artists Kwesta, Tumi, Jah Vinchi (Jamaica), among others.
This was Cherine's first trip to not just South Africa but the continent of Africa. She made the trip with her own six-piece band, and performed both her reggae and dancehall hits as well as debuted catchy tunes from her upcoming album.
It was Anderson's Haffi Come Back, Coming Over Tonight, Shine on South Africa as well new songs Try, No Peace in War and Moola that had the young crowd screaming throughout her forty-minute set.
There was good crowd interaction and Anderson in her usual style went into the crowd to greet supporters after her set. According to event organizerRoshnie Moonsamy "Cherine was a great addition to the festival "
Cherine Anderson Gets South African LoveCouch Mode
Anderson gets strong reception for her music on
first trip to Johannesburg South AfrIca.
Anderson made several media stops which also included Power FM as well as the youth radio station, VoW FM at The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). Though her music and electrifying stage presence may have been her draw, her Reach One Child movement is admired and being embraced in some South African circles. Plans are being made for her return to work with local schools and community groups through motivational and mentorship workshops.