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February 25, 2014
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Percy Sledge to headline R&B concert

Internationally acclaimed rhythm and blues vocalist Percy Sledge will be the headline act for the highly anticipated R&B Reggae Concert scheduled for March 1 on the grounds of Jamaica College, Old Hope Road, Kingston.

Staged by R&B Reggae Promotions, the concert seeks to combine two of the genres that are most loved and appreciated by Jamaican - reggae and R&B. Therefore, a cadre of talented reggae acts is slated to join Percy Sledge in concert and thrill the audience with a plethora of hit songs starting from the decades of the '80s to the present.

Among the reggae artistes scheduled to perform are the incomparable John Holt, George Nooks, Gem Myers, A.J. Brown, Bagga Case (Home T) and Breezy McKenley, along with Digicel Rising Stars alums Noddy Virtue, Jodi-Ann Pantry and Nikiesha Barnes.

To take the musical appreciation up a notch will be Winston Blake, the maestro of the legendary Merritone Music, who will set the turntables in motion. All artistes will be backed by one of the most enduring and sought-after bands in reggae music, Fab Five.

Percy Sledge is best known in Jamaica for songs such as Cover Me, When A Man Loves A Woman, and My Girl, among others. He has had his songs covered by both reggae and dancehall acts and is undoubtedly a favourite among Jamaicans, both the young and not-so-young.

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