Jamaican reggae icons to be remembered in SKNWritten by Precious Mills
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS: Information reaching this media house indicates that come later this month once again the Jamaican Kittitian (JamKit) Association here in the Federation will celebrate the anniversary of the birthdays of Jamican reggae music legends, Bob Marley, King of Reggae and Dennis Brown, Crown Prince of Reggae.
This information was disclosed by President of JamKit, Carol Phillps.
She said this year JamKit will collaborate with Island Xpressions in an Event that will pay tribute to these icons as well as to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Island Xpressions. The Event will take the form of song and spoken word, among other things, and will be held at the usual Island Xpressions location, Sweet Lime, upstairs Mapau on Thursday, 24 February 2011 starting at 8.30pm.
Additionally, Phillips highlighted that artistes, musicians, poets and spoken word presenters will pay tribute with their talents while utilizing material given to the world by our departed Reggae Icons or their own presentation supporting these Icons. There will also be special items to celebrate Island Xpressions' 3rd anniversary.
This Jamkit President urges all to please come out and give your support to what is expected to be an exciting Event.
News Link recalls that last year, it was a night of ‘one love’ fuelled by an atmosphere of ‘love and not hatred’ last Saturday (6. Feb) when resident Jamaicans and citizens here in St. Kitts attended a birthday anniversary tribute concert of poetry, songs and spoken words in honour of two legendary Jamaican reggae icons, Bob Marley (6. Feb 1945 – 11.May 11, 1981) and Dennis Brown (1. Feb 1957 –July 1, 1999), internationally-acclaimed as the 'King of Reggae' and 'The Crown Prince of Reggae' respectively.
The event, organized by the JamKit (Jamaican Kittitian) Association, was held at the Old Girls School, located at Victoria Road, Basseterre, St.Kitts. The tribute concert was held on the night of Marley's birthday anniversary.
That was the first year that the JamKit has organized a tribute concert of this nature. However back in 2008, owner/general manager of Club Kactus and member of JamKit, Romeo Parris held a Bob Marley tribute concert of a similar feel.