Brooklyn, NY – After a roaring encore, Sounds of Reggae is back again for Part 2
“Shaggy & Friends” on Sunday, December 13th. Live in concert is Grammy Award Winner, Shaggy aka Mr. Bombastic and legendary reggae ambassadors, Third World at Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY.
Emerging in the early ’90s, Shaggy was the biggest crossover success in dancehall reggae. Not only did he become the genre’s most commercially potent artist in the international market, he was also more than just a typical flash in the pan, managing to
sustain a career over the course of several highly popular albums. Pure Please his debut album was a worldwide hit and was especially popular in England. Then in 1995, “Boombastic” was released and Shaggy’s meteoric rise continued. ‘Boombastic’ went
certified Platinum and in 1996 he won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. In 2000 ‘Hotshot’ was released and like its names suggest ‘Hotshot’ went Diamond worldwide and 6X Platinum in the US Feeling lucky in 2002 Shaggy release ‘Lucky Day’ which went Certified Gold in the US with the single “Strength of a Woman” making the Top 40 mainstream chart. Not one to rest on his laurels in 2005 Shaggy dropped ‘Clothes Drop’ another Certified Gold in the US and yet another Grammy Nomination for Best Reggae Album. Shaggy has sold over 10 million records. His latest single “I Need Your Love’ has topped international charts and Billboard charts.
Third World is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae-fusion. Third World has 10 Grammy nominations and catalogue of charted smash hits (including “Now That We Found Love”, ”96 Degrees in the Shade” and “Try Jah Love” ) spanning over four decades, sold-out tours,and a vibrant and loyal fan base. Third World’s hit songs have reached top 40 on the Billboard charts in the US, UK, Europe and Japan and received a platinum award in Japan.
About Jammins Events
Jammins Entertainment possess a historic 28 years of experience in concert promotion and production in the US and on an international platform. Lead by George Crooks, founder and president, Jammins has successfully evolved into one of the premier event management and marketing companies based in New York. The width and breadth of the company’s expertise in indoor and outdoor events grows every year.
Produced by Jammins Events, Sounds of Reggae was the first reggae concert to take place in Brooklyn’s own multi-purpose Barclays Center on December 12, 2012. With a sold out show, live performances included Ali Campbell’s UB40, Maxi Priest, Shaggy,
and Beres Hammond.Produced by Jammins Events, Sounds of Reggae was the first reggae concert to take place in Brooklyn’s own multi-purpose Barclays Center on December 12, 2012. With a sold out show, live performances included Ali Campbell’s UB40, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, and Beres Hammond.
Doors will open 6PM with Showtime at 7PM. Tickets for Sounds of Reggae PT.2 are on sale NOW and can be purchased on http://www.ticketmaster.com, http://www.kingstheatre.com and Kings Theatre Box Office. For further information and updates contact Jammins Events at 718.282.8041.
A portion of the concert proceeds to benefit the American Foundation for the University of The West Indies (AFUWI) Scholarship Fund.