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Headline act: Aaron Silk, the brother of legendary reggae singer Garnett Silk, will perform a medley of his late sibling’s classics, as well as some original material. Also playing at the Bob Marley tribute event at BAA next month will be fellow Jamaican artist Warrior King, who is expected to treat fans to hits such as Virtuous Woman and Can’t Get Me Down (Photograph supplied)

Aaron Silk and Warrior King will take the stage at BAA as part of a tribute to Bob Marley next month.

The Jamaican artists will perform at Veterans in Action’s seventh annual concert in honour of the late reggae icon.

Aaron Silk, the brother of legendary reggae singer Garnett Silk, will perform a medley of his late brother’s classics, as well as some original material.

Warrior King will play hits such as Virtuous Woman and Can’t Get Me Down, and pay tribute to Bob Marley with a musical rendition.

“We are excited to offer a star-studded line-up of entertainment,” said Declan Harris, the Veterans in Action spokesman.

The event traditionally attracts a diverse group of patrons and Mr Harris expects this year will be no exception.

“It is one of the few times during the calendar year where you can witness a true resemblance of the power of music,” he said.

“Robert Nesta Marley had that unique impact on the world.

“The Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter served as a world ambassador for reggae music and sold more than 20 million records throughout his career. In fact, his music continues to sell over a million copies a year and he has posthumously sold an additional 60 million records.

“Since his passing on May 11, 1981, his legend looms larger than ever, as evidenced by an ever-lengthening list of accomplishments attributable to his music, which championed for social change while allowing listeners to forget their troubles and dance.

“Get up, stand up to Marley’s greatest hits including One Love, Redemption Song, Jammin’, No Woman No Cry, Three Little Birds, I Shot the Sheriff and countless others.”

Local artists Rivah, Ramone Clarke, Original Livewires and Leachie Dread will also perform as part of the tribute at the Pembroke gymnasium.

Veteran DJs Bass Rider and Jonestown Int’l will join Three the Hardway and Jugglin J to get the crowd fired up for all of the live acts. Magic, of Souljah One, will provide the master mixing.

“The local DJs and artists have delivered memorable performances in the past and we expect nothing less for this event,” Mr Harris said.

• The concert takes place on Bob Marley’s birthday, February 6. Gates open at 9pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bdatix.bm for $42.50, or at People’s Pharmacy, Kit n Caboodle, Fish N Tings, Belvin’s Variety Happy Valley and Vesey Street, Hunt’s Liquor, Scotty’s Liquor and Somers in St George’s for $40

Honouring a legend: Bob Marley performing in 1979. This will be the seventh annual concert to pay tribute to the Jamaican reggae icon (Photograph by AP/File)