Sounds of Reggae Press Party
NY: Earlier this week, Brooklyn based Jammins Entertainment successfully launched the ‘BioLife Sounds of Reggae’ concert, slated to be held
on December 12, 2012 (12.12.12) at the newly minted Barclays Center – a
state-of -the-art concert venue and basketball stadium in Brooklyn, New
Hosted by Pat McKay, SiriusXM Radio Program Director at their posh midtown
Manhattan studios, the New York press came out in full force to hear what
headline acts, singer Maxi Priest and Grammy award winner Shaggy had to say.
Questions were randomly asked and what a pleasure it was to hear our two
international reggae ambassadors answer eloquently. When Maxi Priest was
asked about his laid back, down to earth style, he gushed that it was
natural that his no-nonsense upbringing be reflected in his craft.
Shaggy chimed in saying the ‘Sounds of Reggae’ concert will be a historic
event that should not be missed. He reiterated the fact that Brooklyn is
home of the largest Caribbean immigrant population in the diaspora. He
said it was thus fitting that our music and culture be heard and celebrated
in ‘the house that Jay-Z built. He also noted that given the significance
of this concert – celebrating Jamaica’s 50th anniversary – it is
appropriate that the ‘Sounds of Reggae’ be the first Caribbean/Reggae
concert that is staged at the plush venue.
Part proceeds from the concert will be donated to the University of the
West Indies via the American Friends of the University of the West Indies
(AFUWI) organisation. Ann-Marie Grant, Executive Director of AFUWI, who was
on hand to make the announcement, urged those attending, to strive for
maximum promotion and attendance at the concert. Also present was the Hon.
Herman LaMont, Consul General of Jamaica, New York who kicked off the event
with welcome remarks for the Jamaica 50 endorsed event.
Other attending were Queens community leader and City Council candidate
Michael Duncan, Neil Roberts & Aaron Talbert from VP Records, Mona Lee
(BioLife) and promoter George Crooks and his hardworking team who must be
applauded for producing what many predict will be the biggest reggae
concert for 2012 in the tri-state area.
Beres Hammond, Shaggy, Maxi Priest and Ali Campbell’s UB40 will bring their best
to the Barclays Center at 7 pm on 12.12.12. New York is certainly waiting
with bated breath to witness history in the making.
$83.50 (Upper Level)
$103.50 (Lower Level)
Tickets for the concert are available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com or www.ticketmaster.com
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