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Entertainment News Written by  AKA Friday, 01 February 2013 07:20 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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    Reggae Month celebrations will kick off tomorrow with a remembrance for Dennis Emmanuel Brown at the National Heroes Park. The celebrations will continue on Sunday with a Dennis Brown Symposium to be held at Liberty Hall, 76 King Street, Kingston, and will feature Mutabaruka and Julian 'Jingles' Reynolds.
The celebrations will culminate at King Street with a free one-night reggae concert featuring artistes like Ken Boothe, John Holt, Tarrus Riley, Carlene Davis, George Nooks, Jah Youth, Junior Reid, Horace Andy, Errol Dunkley, Junior Clarke, Junior Sinclair, QQ, Roots Underground, Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus, Andrew Tosh, Dean Fraser, Lloyd Parks and We the People Band and Earl 'Chinna' Smith.
As for Reggae Wednesdays at Emancipation Park, JaRia's executive director Charles Campbell said they will be done this year with a twist.
For the first staging, he said the acts will be doing interpretations of Bob Marley songs in mento, ska and classical.
He said there will also be performances from Fabian Marley and Billy Mystic and Mystic Revellers.
For the following Wednesday, he said the show will kick off at 2 p.m. with gospel artistes in 'Praises'. This will be followed by 'Voices' at the same location on the same day, with acts like Luciano and George Nooks doing songs of a spiritual nature.
On the third Wednesday, there will be 'Progression', which Campbell describes as an eclectic night with hip hop, rap and dancehall. The Reggae Wednesdays series will end with Reggae Gone Global, a mix of dance, song, fashion and music.
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