Iconic reggae crooner Maxi Priest returns to Brooklyn, New York for the historic Sounds of Reggae Concert in celebration of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary set for December 12, 2012. He will share the stage with international reggae artist Shaggy, lovers rock crooner Beres Hammond and Ali Campbell of UB40. The Bristish-Jamaican reggae singer is currently on tour and has earned his place among other greats such as Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals and Dennis Brown in spreading the reggae gospel far and wide. In celebration of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary the reggae legend said, “to be a part of Jamaica’s anniversary of independence is significant to me because it’s my people’s. Not to say that I am one of the greatest supporters of the initial independence. I kind of think we weren’t ready for independence.” Priest, whose 1990 smash “Close to You” remains, along with UB40’s “Red, Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” the only British reggae acts to score chart-topping North America.
This epic event will be presented by legendary powerhouse promoter George Crooks, CEO of Jammins Entertainment. Crooks said this event at the Barclays Center is historic because the center is a huge venue and Brooklyn is the capital of the Caribbean outside of the Caribbean. Brooklyn’s Caribbean media has been promoting this event since it’s launch weeks ago. This promises to be a sold out show. Maxi Priest always pulls a crowd, Hammond, Ali Campbell and Shaggy complete the stellar lineup.
David ‘Squeeze’ Annakie and Bio Life Systems are the presenting sponsors of this event, alongside Footprints Lounge.
Get ready for The Sounds of Reggae 12.12.12!!!