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Reggae singers Junior Reid and Yami Bolo will travel to Bermuda in the new year to pay homage to the legendary Bob Marley.

The Jamaican duo will headline the Legend Bob Marley tribute concert — being organised by local promoters Veterans In Action — at the Bermuda Athletic Association Gymnasium on February 7.

“Once again, Veterans in Action is pleased to bring two talents that have given songs that people resonate with,” said Veterans in Action's spokesman, Declan Harris.

“Once again we are bringing in quality entertainers to celebrate the legend's legacy for a mature audience.

“We are hoping people will familiarise themselves with their catalogues because they have a number of songs that will allow them to grace the stage for at least an hour each.

“The public are in for another good night.”

Junior Reid is best known for his songs One Blood, Boom Shack-A-Lack, Human Nature and Foreign Mind.

He has his own production company, JR Prodcutions, and has produced for the likes of the late Dennis Brown and Gregory Isaacs, and the Mighty Diamonds.

During a stint as the lead singer for Black Uhuru, Junior Reid performed in Bermuda and also toured the UK, the US and Canada with the popular group.

Yami Bolo, who like Junior Reid grew up in Kingston, enjoyed his greatest success working with Augustus Pablo in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with singles such as Struggle in Babylon.

He first gained exposure with the late Sugar Minott's Youth Promotion Crew and contributed to Damien Marley's 2001 Grammy Award winning album, Halfway Tree.

Yami Bolo has also collaborated with the likes of the late Tenor Saw, Capleton, Tapper Zukie, Sly and Robbie, and King Jammy's Studios.

Local singers Mitchell Trott, Ramon Clark and Rivah will perform renditions of Bob Marley's songs at the upcoming show.

Music will also be provided by local DJs Juggling Jason, Blackstar, Three the Hard Way and Deejay Cheeky from Playboy Sound.

Last month, Veterans In Action staged a successful concert featuring veteran singers Johnny Osbourne and Singing Melody at BAA.

“Coming off November's concert, we are hoping for a similar turnout and the good thing is that the temperatures will be a bit cooler in February,” Mr Harris said.

“The environment at the gymnasium will be a little more comfortable given the cool temperatures. But we are hoping that it will heat up as the night goes along.

“We are running a holiday special until supplies last — two hundred tickets at only $25 dollars that will be available starting this Saturday at three locations, Newlife Fashions, Jazzy Boutique and online at www.bdatix.bm.

Junior Reid
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Published December 12, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 12, 2014 at 11:01 am)

Reggae duo to headline Marley concert

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