February is designated Reggae Month. So, starting today, the Jamaica Observer begins its daily coverage of stories to mark the occasion.
DENNIS Brown’s tribute concert is scheduled for the downtown Kingston Waterfront on Sunday, February 23.
Junior Lincoln, chairman of the Dennis Brown Foundation, said he expects the concert to go ahead
“Last year we had some challenges with sponsorship, but Tourism Enhancement Fund, WISYNCO and KFC came on board,” Lincoln told the Jamaica Observer.
In addition to the foundation, Jamaica Reggae Industry Association, Leggo Records, and Sounds and Pressure are part of the show’s production.
The concert, which was held annually along Orange Street in Kingston since 2009, was postponed twice last year due to lack of sponsorship.
“We are still trying to find other sponsors to make up for the shortfall, but we are going ahead,” Lincoln said.
The concert attracts reggae’s biggest names paying tribute to Brown, the proclaimed Crown Prince of Reggae, who died in July, 1999 at age 42.
According to Lincoln, last year over 10,000 patrons attended the free concert. He, however, expects this year’s staging to surpass
The late singer, who would have celebrated his birthday last Saturday, is known for hits, including If I Follow My Heart, Revolution, Love and Hate, and Here I Come.