NY: Reggae's hit machine Beres Hammond will join Australian soft pop duo Air Supply as headline acts at the annual Groovin' In The Park Concert at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
Hammond, who ignited New York City with musical flames when he last appeared on Groovin' Concert at Roy Wilkins Park in 2012 is expected to again have his way with music lovers when he belts out favorites like "Rockaway," "In Love With You," "What One Dance Can Do," "She Loves Me Now," "Step Aside" "Double Trouble" and "Putting Up Resistance."
One of the icons of Jamaican music, deservedly crowned the Empress of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths, celebrates 50 years as a musical ambassador this year. A glittering career, which has seen her spreading the pulsating and riveting message of reggae to all corners of the Globe, actually began at a 1964 Easter morning concert at the Carib in Cross Roads, Kingston, Jamaica. There, the then 9-year-old, mesmerized and enthralled those present, literally bringing the house down with a rendition of No Time to Lose, made popular by the American singer, Carla Thomas.
Reggae music’s next megastar, the charismatic, lyrically potent and meteoric rising Rastafarian, Chronixx, will make his debut on a major American stage, when he headlines the summer’s premier and must see concert, New York’s “Groovin’ In The Park”, Sunday, June 29. Gates open at 12 noon.
Not since the late great reggae King Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, has an entertainer captivated the imagination of a roots rock reggae starved world in the manner Chronixx has in a short period of time, leading many of the music world’s most knowledgeable critics to hail him the dynamic new face of reggae.