Reggae Sumfest


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Reggae Sumfest

July
The largest reggae event in the world, Reggae Sumfest, takes place each July in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The annual festival features the world's best-known reggae performers as well as salespeople hawking such island specialties as curried goat, bammy and fish, sugarcane, and jelly coconut. This is one of the world's premier musical events, attracting up to 50,000 people.
Reggae originated as the music of the Jamaican poor, reflecting social discontent and the Rastafarian movement. Jamaican-born reggae star Bob Marley, who died of brain cancer at the age of 36, transformed the island-bred music into an international craze. He is venerated in Jamaica much as Elvis Presley is in the United States, and his former house and studio in Kingston, called Tuff Gong, is still a center for some of the more serious reggae music being produced today.
CONTACTS:
Summerfest Productions
Montego Bay, Ste. 1,
P.O. Box 1178
St. James, Jamaica
876-953-2933; fax: 876-953-8295
www.reggaesumfest.com
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In July, Reggae Sumfest's Dancehall Night was halted by police due to profanity during the performance of one of the singers and in the past the Trinidad-born US-based hip hop artiste Nicki Minaj was fined for using profanity on stage during her performance.
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At Montego Bay's annual Reggae Sumfest concert in July, he paced the stage in a black trenchcoat, looking like a Jamaican Glenn Danzig, his hair covering his eyes.
Tito had performed with The Funk Brothers band as part of the 17th annual Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica, over the weekend before he accepted the award, reports the Daily Star.
Welcome to Jamaica's biggest music festival - Reggae Sumfest. I've been standing in Montego Bay's Catherine Hall since 10pm and there is still no sign of Mary J Blige, Shaggy and LL Cool J on the stage.
Jamaica's seventh annual reggae Sumfest will take place in the north-western resort town of Montego Bay from August 1 to 7.
For her upcoming appearances, the Summerfest Producions Limited has confirmed that Tessanne Chin will perform at the 2014 Reggae Sumfest. According to the (http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20140116/ent/ent3.html) Jamaica Gleaner report, Summerfest executive director Johnny Gourzong expressed his excitement about having Tessanne Chin as the headline act for the music festival's line-up.
A recent TMZ.com report said that the brothers were planning to perform a mix of Jackson 5 songs and solo hits at the Reggae Sumfest, which runs on the island from 19 to 25 July.
Marley died from cancer in 1981 but his legacy endures, not least every July at the Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, just over an hour's drive from Negril.
According to TMZ.com, Jackon's bothers Marlon, Randy and Tito will perform a mix of 'Jackson 5' songs, and solo hits at the Reggae Sumfest, which runs on the island from 19 to 25 July, reports Contactmusic.
Three of Michael Jackson's will perform at the Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica which is dedicated this year to the deceased king of pop.
I had been to the annual Jamaica Reggae Sumfest and almost ended up sharing six months with the brothers in a Montego Bay jail cell.