Stephen Marley joins Capleton for legendary show
Coming off a high from his recent Reggae Sumfest performance, eight-time Grammy Award winner Stephen Marley is eagerly anticipating joining Capleton and a host of legends at this year's staging of A St Mary Mi Come From on Saturday, August 5, at Gray's Inn Sports Complex in St Mary.
All those who were present at the Sumfest venue, and even those who watched the live stream, would undoubtedly have experienced the seismic movements when Stephen Marley invited the 'Fireman', Capleton, as a surprise guest to join him on stage last Saturday night. The duo took the festival to the next level as they performed their hit collaborations, Rock Stone and It Was Written. Many critics have noted that their performance was one of the highlights at this year's festival.
And, as Capleton himself declares: "The performance will be even more electrifying at A St Mary Mi Come From."
Just as he did at the recent launch, Capleton emphasised that A St Mary Mi Come From, which is this year celebrating its 13th staging, is first of all a charity show. He noted, however, that the entertainment value of the event cannot be discounted.
"We have a host of top acts in reggae, dancehall and even ska. And although we have performers from all generations, this year we are definitely celebrating the legends. You know, we have to give respect to those on whose shoulders we stand," said Capleton, who celebrated his 50th birthday in April.
Among the legends scheduled to perform on this year's show are Pluto Shervington, Ernie Smith, Coco Tea, Errol Dunkley, Leroy Gibbons, Eric Donaldson, Everton Blender, George Nooks, Sanchez and Ninja Man. They will be joined by LUST, Anthony B, Louie Culture, Bushman, Aidonia, Wickerman, Michael Fabulous, Droop Lion, Chezidek, Macka Diamond, Romain Virgo, Raine Seville, Ikaya, Jah Mason, Yvad, and a host of other artistes.
Backing bands will be Warrior Love, Ruff Kutt and Prophecy.