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Silk raring to blaze the stage

Aaron Silk will have an extra incentive to put his best foot forward when he performs tomorrow night.

The Jamaican reggae singer's Bermudian daughter, Kaelah Hinds, will be at the Bob Marley Legend Tribute Show at BAA gymnasium.

She says she can hardly wait to experience the rare treat of seeing her father on stage.

“It's nice to have my father perform in Bermuda and I plan on going to the show,” she said. “His music is very good, even though I am not a big fan of reggae.”

Tomorrow night will be the fourth time that the brother of late reggae great Garnett Silk, has performed on these shores.

“I love Bermuda, it's my second country,” Mr Silk said. “The energy and vibes are always high here in Bermuda. Garnett came here in ‘94 and laid the platform and after he passed I came here in ‘95 for Culture Shock to do a tribute to my brother and from that day it was no turning back.

“Then I came in ‘97 and again in 2000.”

Mr Silk said he has a very special treat for tomorrow's audience.

“I will be doing some new songs from off my upcoming album,” he said. “The show is a tribute to Bob Marley and so I am here to do my part and honour the legendary king of reggae.

“Bob Marley was my first inspiration to reggae music. He is a person who got me listening to reggae.”

Mr Silk also plans to pay tribute to his late brother. Garnett Silk died with his mother in a fire at his home in Mandeville, Jamaica in 1994.

“I will be doing a special tribute to my brother Garnett, doing at least 15 of his number one hits,” Mr Silk said. “I am here to blaze the stage on Saturday. I am here to set the stage on fire and I'm hoping for the years that have passed that I still have my fans and they are loyal to the Silk.”

Warrior King will also perform at tomorrow's concert.

“The rhythm is going to be dropping and Aaron Silk is going to be performing and I am sure that Warrior King is going to bring the same energy and same vibe,” Mr Silk said. “Warrior King is a youth close to my heart and I know when he brings it he brings the energy every time.”

Positive vibes: Aaron Silk and daughter Kaelah Hinds

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Published February 05, 2016 at 8:00 am (Updated February 04, 2016 at 8:55 pm)

Silk raring to blaze the stage

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