Members of the media gathered at the Footprints Lounge in Coney Island on Wednesday September 19, 2012 for the launch of the historic, first-ever Caribbean show to grace the stage at the Barclays Center, the new home of the Brooklyn Nets.
Grammy-award winning reggae star and multi platinum recording artist Orville Burrell better known as Shaggy appeared at the press conference to promote the ‘Sounds of Reggae’ concert to be held at the Barclay Center on 12.12.12
He considers Brooklyn home, he lived in Flatbush when his family migrated from Jamaica, and is always happy to be back in Brooklyn.
Other artists scheduled to perform are reggae icon Beres Hammond, Britain’s Ali Campbell’s UB40 and Maxi Priest.
George Crooks, CEO of Jammins Entertainment, the promoter of the show said this event at the Barclays Center is historic because the center which opens next week is a huge venue and Brooklyn is the capital of the Caribbean outside of the Caribbean. He encouraged the media to start promoting it now and not just one week before the show.
Jammins Ent. has been promoting Caribbean and RnB events for over 30 years and is very experienced. They have promoted the Annual Brooklyn Music Festival and the famed Steeplechase Park concert with Dennis Brown back in 1992, to Beres, Sanchez and Wayne Wonder at the Hammerstein Ballroom in 2011, just to name a few.
David ‘Squeeze’ Annakie and Bio Life Systems is one of the sponsors of this event, alongside Footprints Lounge.
This promises to be a sold out show. Beresford Hammond always pulls a crowd, Maxi Priest, UB40 and Shaggy complete the stellar lineup.
Get ready for The Sounds of Reggae 12.12.12!!!