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Dennis Brown concert for March 17th Featured

Archive Written by  AKA Thursday, 07 March 2013 21:32 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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    The Dennis Emmanuel Brown Trust, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), Leggo Records and Sounds & Pressure established the Annual Dennis Brown Concert in 2009, at Big Yard on Orange Street where Dennis Brown grew up.   
From the outset, this concert has been given tremendous support yearly, by Beres Hammond, Freddy 
McGregor – the first Chairman of JaRIA, Lloyd Parkes and We the People Band, as well as a long roster of 
performers from the music fraternity.
 
The primary objective of the Tribute to Dennis Brown, in addition to celebrating the crown prince, is to promote 
the positioning of Downtown Kingston as an attraction for visitors from around the world, to come each year and 
absorb the culture of the people from downtown Kingston, where the music industry was born in the 1950s.
 
Since then, residents and business people in the surrounding communities have given the concert tremendous 
endorsement and support. It satisfied their yearning to see Jamaica’s popular artistes perform live. For some, this 
was the only opportunity to see them perform, because they live mostly in garrison communities. Last year, 
approximately 10,000 patrons were in attendance.
 
As such, with the support and advice of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, this year the Dennis Brown Concert will be 
staged on Sunday March 17th, on the Kingston Waterfront/Ocean Boulevard. 
 
It is scheduled to start at 5:00pm and end at mid-night. Thirty acts are slated to perform, including Beres 
Hammond, Freddy McGregor, Tarrus Riley, Richie Stephens, Mighty Diamonds, Big Youth, Errol Dunkley, Junior 
Reid, Carl Dawkins, Iba Mahr, Lloyd Parks & We the People and hopefully, a very special surprise guest artiste.
 
The Sponsors are: Tourism Enhancement Fund, Jamaica Tourist Board, Bigga, Wata, Cranwata and Boom Energy 
Drink, RJR Communications Group, Irie Fm and Zip 103, Hot 102, KSAC, JAMMS, JACAP, Starlight Production, 
Grizzley’s, Alternative Music, Phase Three, Jackie Tyson’s From Yardstyle to Gourmet
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