three-hour sold-out Royal Albert Hall reggae show | Entertainment

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A reggae The show which will be hosted by London’s most prolific reggae radio personality David Rodigan on March 12 sold out three hours after its announcement.

The March event disappointed a number of reggae fans in New York and Kingston. Some were planning to travel to the UK to witness the celebration of Jamaican music with the Outlook Orchestra – a 26-piece ensemble led by conductor Tommy Evans – alongside a galaxy of performers.

They include Bitty McClean, Christopher Ellis, Winston Francis, Horseman, and General Levy. One of the explosive moments of the show will be a surprise artist for the grand finale. Speculation is frenetic as to who it will be, but the mysterious act only intensified the intrigue. By the time news crossed the Atlantic about this highly anticipated show, it was already sold out.

“The event was complete in three hours,” Rodigan confirmed toThe Sunday Gleaner. “The show will last 90 magical minutes, starting with instrumentals and ska vocals, then songs from the stable rock era, through reggae and reggae rock roots. Then it’s the dancehall and the MC toasting section, followed by the drums and bass, then the grand finale, ”he added.

Jamaican-born retired civil servant Trevor Lewis, who lives in Brooklyn, said: “I’m not a big fan of dancehall or visiting London, but it looked so exciting, with the stable portions of ska and rock, that I was seriously considering the trip, but no tickets were available, so I can only hope the show comes to New York, ”he said, his voice hopeful. .

“The super-fast movement of tickets to the UK’s most prestigious concert hall – the Royal Albert Hall – is an incredible achievement, proving the phenomenal popularity of Jamaican music,” Rodigan continued. Rodigan, also internationally recognized for his sound clashes, celebrates this year more than 40 years of partnership with Jamaican music.

The Royal Albert Hall is located in Kensington, and it is the same location where Jamaica Cindy Breakspeare and mother of reggae superstar Damian Marley was crowned Miss World in November 1976.

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