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July 2, 2014
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One Love reggae festival to feature Freddie McGregor and other top acts

Faith Evans - File

The famous Niagara Falls tourist spot on the Canada-United States border is bracing for the inaugural staging of the concert, One Love at the Border.

The reggae-soul-funk festival will feature a diverse mix of acts such as Freddie McGregor, Errol Dunkley, Lakeside and Con Funk Shun.

The three-day show kicks off July 4 and will be headlined by singer Faith Evans, who emerged during the neo-soul movement of the 1990s.

The show is the brainchild of Jamaican Andrew Stephens, a senior partner in the Real Music Group, promoter of One Love at the Border. The Niagara Falls attraction will be transformed into a mighty moving stream of red, green and gold, using strategically placed lights to give a decidedly Rastafarian feel to the event.

"The idea for this is to not only celebrate past and present multi-genre music legends and create a stage for uprising local artistes, but to bring everyone together from different backgrounds, cultures and communities from both sides of the border," he said.

Stephens has promoted numerous shows in Canada and the United Kingdom through his Unison Entertainment Enterprise. Last year, he joined with Thomas Tripodi and Tony D'Ambrogio to form RMG.

One Love at the Border is the company's first major promotion. Stephens said they have received support from the Niagara Parks service, which runs Niagara Falls, but RMG is footing most of the bill for the debut event.

Freddie McGregor - File

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