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June 9, 2014
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Queens 'Hail the King' with top reggae acts

A plethora of uplifting artistes will headline the next staging of the ongoing Hail the King reggae concerts, which takes centre stage at Amazura Nightclub in Queens, New York.

The event, set for July 26, is being organised by founder Rastar Records' Gamian 'Naciamaj' Bonitto, Herbalist Life Promotions' Rashaun Yorrick as sponsor and Jamaica-born music producer Fitzroy Francis of Mightful13 Records.

This musical journey features top acts such as reggae's first Grammy-winning group Black Uhuru, the legendary Wailing Souls, The Ethiopians, alongside female singing sensation Chyna Nicole, Zanadu, King Ras Pedro of Panama, Ras Negus, Rippa Jackson, Iyata Safari and many more.

The event will be hosted by New York radio personality Chip Smith.

The men are seeking to repeat the successes of the first episode, held in Atlanta last July, which featured the likes of I-Wayne, Little Hero, Droop Lion, Jesse Jender and Midnite.

The event is also designed to celebrate the life and time of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I.

Bonitto said, "Rastar Records plan on extending Hail the King to various countries and continuing the mystical, multicultural event on an annual basis to augment the cause and serve humanity in the name of Rastafari."

His vision was echoed by Francis, who was recently awarded Producer of the Year in New York.

"Hail the King is an important fathom in the movement of reggae music. So it is a privilege that Mightyful13 Records gets this opportunity to be a part of this occasion," he said.

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