First Reggae Concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on December 12th
Brooklyn, NY – August, 2012 – In celebration of Jamaica’s 50 years of independence, Grammy Award-winning artist Shaggy, internationally recognized legendary band Ali Campbell’s UB40, veteran reggae crooner Beres Hammond and British reggae star Maxi Priest will perform in The Sounds of Reggae concert at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Wednesday, December 12. Tickets for the concert are available through Ticketmaster by visiting www.barclayscenter.com orwww.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity to share the stage with such a talented group of reggae artists brought together to celebrate Jamaica’s 50 years of independence,” said Shaggy. “I’m excited to bring to the diverse neighborhood of Brooklyn, my second home, a piece of Jamaica’s rich heritage and culture.”
The year 2012 marks Jamaica’s 50 years of independence. It was on August 6, 1962 that the Caribbean island claimed its independence from British rule. To commemorate the occasion, Jamaicans and enthusiasts of its heritage have participated in celebrations all over the world over the course of the year. New York City will continue the celebration of this milestone with The Sounds of Reggae concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on December 12th.