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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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Vybz Kartel Speaks on his arrest

Vybz Kartel - Pon Di Gaza 2.0

State of emergency is implemented to treat poor people and ghetto people like dogs. Take for example me. I am always in the  public eye. Always going about my merry way, why is it that now is the time when they have an interest in me.when all human rights have been suspended? What has changed in the last 28 days about me to make me so interesting ? Interestingly enough I have not been to Portmore in over two years yet it is Portmore police who have taken interest in me and not st Andrew north where I have lived for the last 6 years. This is not the first time they have tried to tarnish my name. Few years ago They accused me, a man who cannot hide as I am a famous artiste as the killer of ” nunu puss”. ? They dragged me to horizon, Kgn Central, and gun court remand center in one night, took me back to horizon the next day where I stayed for three days, then released me and said ” Oh sorry we made a mistake”. It is not the whole police force just a few bad seeds who have always been trying to damage my career by slandering me. So now is the opportune time to rake Vybz Kartel through the coal again and punish him unjustly. Use him as the example, posters boy for ” bad bwoy artiste”. Me can’t take it no more. If I was doing something wrong I wouldn’t even feel the way I’m feeling now. Please publish all of this so Jamaica people know what I’m going through.  Better they just crucify me and done.  Send this message to everyone, b4 dem try frame me and kill me like the people dem in west kingston.

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