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'Icons of Reggae in Concert' ready to explode!!! Featured

Entertainment News Written by  contributed Thursday, 01 March 2012 02:18 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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The promoters of the show “Icons of Reggae in Concert” on Sunday March 11 at Central Broward Regional Park, Ft. Lauderdale Fl. have expressed mild surprise but are visibly enthused by the overwhelming response to their event. The interest andexcitement for this show is not only from the Jamaican and cross over communityhere in South Florida from Orlando to South Miami with calls for tickets butalso media requests from individuals and groups from Orlando, Atlanta, New Yorkand Toronto and this excitement has spread internationally with calls streamingin from Jamaica, British Virgin Islands and the UK.

 

 

Icons of Reggae sports an outstanding  line up featuring the likes of  Toots and the Maytals and Ali Campbell’s UB40plus Mykal ‘Grammy’ Rose, John Holt, Daddy URoy, Lady Saw, Wailing Souls andEtana plus local stars Mical Rustle and Ambelique. This group of superstarsinclude Grammy winners  Toots  and Mykal Rose, one of the leading seller of reggaerecords worldwide in UB40, the Queen of the Dance Hall, Lady Saw and songbirdEtana plus sentimental favorites such as Daddy URoy, John Holt and WailingSouls are artists we have not seen perform here in a long time. With anextensive promotional campaign utilizing all aspects of the media includingnewspaper, radio & TV and the social medium both locally and out of townits easy to understand the reason for this overwhelming response.

Even the Artists are excited about appearing as AliCampbell’s Manager has expressed Ali is looking forward to being here in SouthFlorida (coming in early for a little R & R and TV interviews) as he hasperformed with several of these artists. Lady Saw hopes to collaborate onceagain with Ali (see You Tube UB40 & Lady Saw, “Since I Met You Lady”) .Daddy URoy has expressed a desire to perform with John Holt on “Wear You To TheBall”. Etana in a recent radio interview said that as “the baby” of this  group she was in awe at performing with theseillustrious artists especially Toots and her idol Lady Saw.

There has been a marked increase by vendors in request forfood, fruits and Arts & Crafts booths, so no need to cook on Sunday, justbring the family and come enjoy a day of food, fun and Reggae music. Gates openat 12.00 noon and the show starts at 1.30pm with a Salute to Jamaica featuringBody Nation Dance Theatre, talented Sons of Maestro and the outstanding SouthFlorida Dub Poet Malachi Smith plus the winner of the Hot 105FM talent contest.It’s recommended to come early (to not miss your favorites) and wear yourcolors as part of the 50th Independence Celebrations.

Tickets are $42.00 and are available from Ticketmaster.comand Ticket Master in participating Wal Mart stores and also local ticketoutlets. VIP tickets (inclusive of preferred parking, seating and drinks) andgroup discount tickets are available by calling (954-708-6717). For more information visit www.iconsofreggae.com.

Icons of Reggae inConcert celebrating 50 Years of Jamaica’s Independence, a Salute to Jamaicaand Reggae music, a show with a difference , you should not miss.

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