The upper room at Coney Island, Brooklyn based Footprints Cafe could not contain the dozens of reporters, bloggers, radio and TV producers who descended upon the venue last Wednesday to cover the ‘BioLife Sounds Of Reggae Concert” Meet & Greet information session with reggae star Shaggy. The Jammins Productions event is scheduled for December 12, 2012 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Concert producers say the momentous occasion featuring internationally acclaimed reggae artists Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Shaggy and Ali Campbell (UB 40) will go down in the annals of history as the inaugural reggae concert at the newly constructed 15,000 seat Barclays Center modern multi-purpose arena, the new home of the NBA Brooklyn Nets.
“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. And I’m excited to bring to the diverse neighborhood of Brooklyn, my second home, a piece of Jamaica’s rich heritage and culture,” said guest of honor and Grammy Award winner Shaggy in his presentation to the various media representatives in attendance at Wednesday’s Meet and Greet. Shaggy considers Brooklyn home where he lived in the Flatbush section when his family migrated from Jamaica years ago.
With 25 years of experience in concert promotion and production in the United States, Jammins Entertainment has evolved into one of the leading event management and marketing companies based in New York.
Fielding questions from reporters, Jammins Entertainment founder and executive producer Mr. George Crooks said “I am confident that the ‘Sound of Reggae’ concert will be one of the best reggae concerts ever staged in the tri-state area.”
He added that he is particularly excited about the lineup “the acts we have booked represents the best of reggae and they are all eager to deliver a spectacular concert for fans. We at Jammins Entertainment also feel privileged to have the opportunity to present the very first reggae concert at this brand new facility in Brooklyn.”
Crooks also noted that the concert will have added significance given that Jamaica is still celebrating its 50th anniversary of independence this year.
By Dennis Kabatto