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Reggae artist Jiimmy Cliff to play free Brooklyn concert

 Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff will perform a free concert in Prospect Park to kick off this year’s Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series, organizers said Tuesday.

The 63-year-old Jamaican star is known for hits like “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” “Many Rivers to Cross,” and “The Harder They Come,” which helped make reggae mainstream.

“He’s been on our wish list for a long time,” said Jack Walsh, director of performing arts for BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn, which puts on the series. “I think in particular he really resonates in Brooklyn across all tupes of audiences. Obviously in Brooklyn we have a large Jamaican community that he’ll be instantly recognizable to.

“In his later years he’s become a fastastic crossover artist, and we think that really resonates well for all of Brooklyn,” he said.

Cliff will perform on June 5 at 8 p.m. at the Prospect Park Bandshell. The rest of the Celebrate Brooklyn! line up will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

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Baby Cham Responds to Toronto International Jamaica Day Organizers

Despite reports to the contrary, International Reggae and Dancehall Artist Baby Cham, as well as Madhouse Records, wishes to inform both Canadian and International

fans that the artist was in Toronto for the 21st annual Toronto International Jamaica Day celebration.  Baby Cham’s non performance was due to TIJD not honoring the negotiated agreement.

Baby Cham was prepared to take the stage on the evening of July 23rd, however, due to a contractual dispute and breach of contract, Baby Cham was not able to perform.  Amongst the several clauses not honored in the contract, the artists’ performance fee was not honored.

Despite the outstanding issues, Cham was set to take the stage, however, he was left waiting at the hotel, despite being told organizers were on their way to pick him up and take him to the venue.  Regrettably he could not perform.

In a statement, Cham says “several calls were made from my manager to the organizers of Jamaica Day, and to the agent who first negotiated the booking.  Those calls were not returned.  We were willing to work through the situation, but were refused by TIJD.”

The statement alleged by Sunrise Talent Development Programs Inc and TIJD, are false and misleading to all in attendance of Jamaica Day as well as to media.  “These statements should be disregarded as every effort was made to have our Artist perform.  We do hope that TIJD increases their efforts to honour contractual agreements and give their audience the shows that they promote and set out to deliver, and not lay blame on the performer” said Janet Davidson, co founder of Madhouse Records and Baby Cham’s Manager.

Baby Cham and the Madhouse Records family would like to say thank you to all Canadian and International fans for their continued support.  Baby Cham has never let the people down throughout his career, and has no intention of doing so now!

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