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Sounds Of Reggae @ Barclays Center Wednesday December 12, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012 

JAMMINS ENTERTAINMENT & BIOLIFE

PRESENT

SOUNDS OF REGGAE


@ BARCLAYS CENTER

620 ATLANTIC AVENUE BROOKLYN NY

BARCLAYS CENTER IS A MAJOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUE IN THE HEART OF BROOKLYN, NY.


BARCLAYS CENTER WILL HAS ONE OF THE MOST INTIMATE SEATING CONFIGURATIONS EVER DESIGNED INTO A MODERN MULTI-PURPOSE ARENA,


WITH UNPARALLELED SIGHTLINES AND FIRST-CLASS AMENITIES

LOCATED ATOP ONE OF THE LARGEST TRANSPORTATION HUBS IN NEW YORK CITY,

BARCLAYS CENTER IS ACCESSIBLE BY 11 SUBWAY LINES AND THE LONG ISLAND RAIL ROAD.

SOUNDS OF REGGAE WILL FEATURE

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED REGGAE SUPERSTARS

ALI CAMPBELL’S UB40

THE CROWD PLEASER

MAXI PRIEST

STORYTELLER

BERES HAMMOND

AND

MR. LOVER MAN

SHAGGY

ALL IN ONE AMAZING CONCERT

WITH MORE ARTISTS TO BE ADDED AS THE CONCERT DRAWS CLOSER

IN CELEBRATION OF JAMAICA’S 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE, VETERAN REGGAE CROONER BERES HAMMOND, AWARD-WINNING ARTIST SHAGGY, ALI CAMPBELL AND HIS VERSION OF UB40 AND BRITISH REGGAE STAR MAXI PRIEST WILL ALL PERFORM TOGETHER AS PART OF THE SOUNDS OF REGGAE CONCERT AT BROOKLYN’S BARCLAYS CENTER



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BERES HAMMOND, REGGAE CONNOISSEURS SIGN AT THE MENTION OF HIS NAME

HE IS THE CONSUMMATE STORYTELLER.

THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERY LISTENER

LADIES ARE MADE TO FEEL REGAL WITH ANGEL EYES

MEN RELATE TO DOUBLE TROUBLE

AND HIS ENTIRE AUDIENCE GETS A BOOST FROM I FEEL GOOD

HIS APPEAL IS ACROSS THE BOARD AND HIS FANS ALWAYS CLAMOR FOR MORE


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WITH A COMMANDING PRESENCE, A DISTINCTIVE VOICE

THAT IS RECOGNIZABLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

AND TITLES SUCH AS ARTIST, BUSINESSMAN,

PHILANTHROPIST AND GRAMMY AWARD WINNER

SHAGGY IS AND HAS BEEN A FORCED TO BE RECKONED WITH.

A SON OF THE BRAMBLY STREETS OF KINGSTON, JAMAICA

IN 1993, SHAGGY EXPLODED ON THE MUSIC SCENE

WITH HIS DEBUT ALBUM “PURE PLEASURE

THAT ALBUM WAS AN INSTANT HIT IN ENGLAND AND OTHER COUNTRIES

SHAGGY FOLLOWED UP WITH HIS SOPHOMORE ALBUM “BOOMBASTIC” IN 1995

“BOOMBASTIC” WENT CERTIFIED PLATINUM,

& WON A GRAMMY AWARD IN 1996 FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM

AND TOPPED AN IMPRESSIVE CHART LIST THAT INCLUDED

THE TOP 40 RHYTHMIC CHARTS, HOT 100, BILLBOARD 200, AMONG OTHERS


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ORIGINATED IN BINGHAM ENGLAND (1978), UB40 WORKED HARD

AND ACHIEVED CONSIDERABLE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION.

LED BY LEAD SINGER ALI CAMPBELL AND BAND- MATE BRIAN TRAVERS

THE GROUP WAS INFLUENCED BY THEIR LOVE FOR THE MANY DIVERSE SOUNDS

OF REGGAE; SKA AND EARLY LOVERS ROCK MUSIC

THEY BECAME A COMMERCIAL SUCCESS WITH SEVERAL HITS MAKING THE CHARTS

(US & UK BILLBOARD HOT 100) INCLUDING CHART TOPPERS – “RED RED WINE”

“CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE” AND THEIR VERSION OF “I GOT YOU BABE”

TO DATE UB40 HAS SOLD OVER 70 MILLION RECORDS

AND CONTINUES TO PERFORM TO SOLD-OUT CONCERT HOUSES.


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MAXI PRIEST IS ONE OF ONLY TWO BRITISH REGGAE ACTS

TO HAVE AN AMERICAN BILLBOARD NUMBER ONE SONG

“CLOSE TO YOU” IN 1990.

HIS DUET WITH GRAMMY WINNER SHAGGY IN 1996,

“THAT GIRL”, WAS ALSO A HIT IN THE UNITED STATES

PEAKING AT NUMBER TWENTY

HE HAS ALSO WORKED ALONGSIDE REGGAE LEGENDS

SLY & ROBBIE, BERES HAMMOND

AND MOST NOTABLY IN THE REGGAE COMMUNITY

HIS MONSTER COLLABORATION WITH ANOTHER GRAMMY-AWARD WINNER FOR REGGAE

SHABBA RANKS ON THEIR HIT SINGLE,

HOUSE CALL (BODY CAN’T LIE TO ME)”

IN 1991 HIS REGGAE FUSION WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL

AND HIS SONGS NOT ONLY WENT TO THE TOP OF THE AMERICAN BILLBOARD CHART

BUT HE ALSO BECAME A GRAMMY WINNING RECORDING ARTIST.

HIS SUCCESS LED TO PERFORMANCES WITH THE LEGENDARY ROBERTA FLACK

SINGING “SET THE NIGHT TO MUSIC”

SEALING HIS PLACE NOT ONLY IN REGGAE BUT IN MUSIC HISTORY


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THIS IS GOING TO BE THE MOST FEATURED REGGAE EVENT TO HIT THE TRI-STATE THIS YEAR


JAMMINS ENTERTAINMENT HAS ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT THE CONCERT HAS CHOSEN THE

AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (AFUWI) SCHOLARSHIP FUND

AS ITS OFFICIAL BENEFICIARY OF THE CONCERT PROCEEDS


THE CHOICE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR NEEDY STUDENTS AT

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWI)

AS ITS OFFICIAL BENEFICIARY OF THE CONCERT PROCEEDS

IS A STELLAR INDICATION BY THOSE INVOLVED TO THE IMPORTANT ROLE THAT EDUCATION PLAYS

IN EMPOWERING YOUNG PEOPLE IN THIS CASE THE YOUTH OF THE CARIBBEAN.



CONTACT

BOBBY/CHOKA LYME
EMAIL

CHOKALYMENY@GMAIL.COM
PHONE

646-344-0679

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