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Saluting a Legend

Published:Sunday | February 15, 2015 | 12:00 AM
From left: Professor Verene Shepherd, Keith Braithwaite and Myrtha DeSulme.
From left: Finn Partners' Lyndon Taylor, Spanish Court's Lee-Anne Godfrey and Digicel's Peter Lloyd at theĀ  Digicel Redemption Live Concert on the Waterfront, downtown Kingston last Saturday night.
From left:Tourism Product Development Company's Dennis Hickey, Dr Dennis Howard and Gregory Mayne of Mayne Realty pause for our lens.
Summerfest Production's Tina Davis (left) and Joanne Adams, owner of Pedal and Wheel Fitness enjoying l Redemption Live.
Tourism Product Development Company's Simone Bennett (left) and Sagicor Financial Services, Shaffia Mendez enjoying the Redemption Live concert on the Waterfront, downtown Kingston last Saturday night.
The beautiful smiles of from left: Alexisse Chin, Vivette Miller, Giselle Ashley and Monique Forrester.
From left: Norah Blake, Grace Andrade and Lorraine Johnson.
Red Stripe's LeVaughn Flynn and wife Juliet Cuthbert enjoying the titillating performances at Digicel's Redemption Live concert on the Waterfront.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

The pan-chicken man with his hard dough bread just outside the entrance to the VIP section of the Digicel Redemption Live concert on the waterfront, downtown Kingston, did not have hands to serve patrons on Saturday, February 7.

Neither did the woman selling sodas, Red Stripe beer and phone cards. This was an invasion of the highest order, as thousands converged on the renowned commercial district, celebrating the 70th birthday of reggae icon Bob Marley.

Not only were they hungry for the cream-of-the-crop reggae music, but they seemed to be longing for authentic Jamaican food and even a sniff of the good 'sensimilla'.

The mouth-watering jerked chickenwas on par with the electrifying performances served up onstage by reggae's sweet-sounding Cocoa Tea, the smooth Tarrus Riley, an agile Capleton, Tessanne Chin, Big Ship's Freddie McGregor, and I-Octane.

Their top-notch performances were complemented by siblings Ky-mani, Julian and Damian 'Junior Gong' Marley, who brought incredibly satiating showmanship to an already-stellar event.

Two of the three members of the I-Threes - their royal highnesses Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt - were the icing on the cake.

Digicel delivered on the promise that this would be a celebration of the music and the life of the legend.

Those who stood transfixed by the action onstage at the Kingston waterfront will have fond memories for years to come.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com