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JAVAA celebrates reggae's king and prince

Published:Tuesday | January 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

( l - r ) Bob Marley, Dennis Brown

The Jamaica Association of Vintage Artistes and Affiliates (JAVAA) kicks off what is expected to be another year of sublime entertainment events in The Gardens, The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, with their tribute, 'Bob Marley and Dennis Brown, the King and Crown Prince of Reggae'. The concert takes place on February 5 and will be a part of the Reggae Month celebrations.

A star-studded cast is being assembled, to include Leroy Sibbles, George Nooks, Tanya Stephens, Sugar Minott, Johnny Clarke, Carlene Davis, Jimmy Riley, Bunny Brown, Bagadito, Dwight Pinkney, Althea Hewitt, Tinga Stewart, Winsome Benjamin, Abijah, Lloyd Parkes, Bongo Herman, Roy Rayon, Angel, Michael Rutherford, Ras Manasseh and Michael Pinnock.

At midnight on the night of the show, there will be a special observance of Bob Marley's birthday.

Backing bands will be Fab Five and Unique Vision. Tommy Cowan, Heather 'Brown Sugar' Grant and GT Taylor will be the emcees.

The show begins at 8 p.m.