‘D Brown’ fest for this Sunday

DOWNTOWN Kingston comes alive on Sunday for third annual Dennis Brown Day celebration.

The event will take the form of a free concert and street lyme at the intersection of North Parade and Orange Street, from midday until 12 midnight.

 Performances start at 6 pm and will feature reggae's top acts including Beres Hammond, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Freddie McGregor, Ken Boothe, Tarrus Riley, Cocoa Tea, Big Youth, Half Pint, and Jimmy Riley, backed by Lloyd Parks and the We the People Band.

The focus of the event will be at Orange Street — where Dennis Brown was born and spent his formative years.

The organisers intend to establish Orange Street as a musical heritage destination that will attract thousands of visitors from around the world.

In addition to the stage show, there will also be food and craft vendors primarily from the downtown Kingston area. There will also be informational booths from various service organisations, along with a host of recreational activities for the children.

The event was made possible through the Dennis Emanuel Brown Trust in association with JaRIA, Leggo Records and Sound and Pressure.

Dennis Brown was born on February 1, 1957 and began his career in the late 1960s at the age 11. From those humble beginnings, he went on to become one of reggae’s biggest stars. He died on July 1, 1999.

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