The event, ‘A Night of Reggae’, celebrates famed hits from kings of the genre including Bob Marley, his band the Wailers, Beres Hammond, Dennis Brown, UB40 and more.
Jamaican singer-songwriter Bob Marley is credited with helping to introduce reggae music to the world and remains one of the genre’s best-known, most-beloved artists. Throughout his career, Marley sold more than 20 million records, playing either solo or with his band the Wailers (who continued playing together following Marley’s death in 1981).
The night also features the hits of Jamaican reggae singer Beres Hammond, whose 1992 single ‘Fire’ saw him propelled to international stardom. Audiences will be able to hear hits from Barrington Levy’s album Acousticalevy, too, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2016. The singer’s earlier work, which saw him receive the Best Vocalist prize at the British Reggae Awards in 1984, is also likely to be played.
The music of Marley’s favourite singer Dennis Brown, who recorded more than 75 albums over the course of his career, is also being played at the reggae night. As is that of Gregory Isaacs – who in the 70s was one of the biggest reggae performers in the world – and English reggae band UB40, who have had over 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart to date.
|What||A Night of Reggae, Jazz Café|
|Where||Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway , London, NW1 7PG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Camden Town (underground)|
On 19 Aug 19, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
|Price||£32 per pair of tickets|
|Website||Click here to book tickets|