PHILIPSBURG–Grammy Award-winning reggae band Morgan Heritage will headline a star-studded line-up for the One Love Reggae Concert presented by Antillean Liquors/Dewar’s White Label in collaboration with St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) in Carnival Village on Saturday, April 29, part of the final weekend of Carnival 2017.
The concert will feature superstars of the reggae world and will mark the second consecutive year that SCDF has hosted the reggae concert under the themed title “One Love”.
Joining Morgan Heritage on the main stage will be Tarrus Riley, dancehall stars Konshens and Ce’Cile, love reggae singer Ghost and up-and-coming artiste Albeezy. SCDF has three artistes – Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley and Konshens – that have easily served as headliners for individual concerts, now part of one mega-concert.
The foundation has managed to secure the partnership of Antillean Liquors and its Dewar’s White Label brand as presenters of the event. The company through its brands will be active in Carnival, in particular for the One Love concert, with specials, giveaways, etc.
“We tested ourselves for Carnival 2016 by hosting the first One Love concert. We proved that the foundation can be self-reliant and host big concerts. This year we are extremely excited to be taking big steps forward with such a terrific line-up of world-class performing artists,” SCDF President Alston Lourens said.
Morgan Heritage is one of the most well-known reggae groups internationally. Born into a musical family, their father Denroy Morgan had a successful pop hit “I’ll Do Anything for You.” The siblings’ unique sound blends soul music, roots reggae and contemporary hip-hop. Their many hits include “Don’t Haffi Dread,” “Down by the River” and “How Come?”
Morgan Heritage won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2016. Their energy-driven live performances keep Morgan Heritage in constant demand for festivals worldwide. They perform for more than one million people annually.
One of reggae music’s most revered singers of the new generation, Tarrus Riley, is known for his positive soulful music and tantalising live performances. Riley tours Europe once each year, performing at the major reggae festivals in several European countries.
Among his accolades in 2011 were the Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards for Vocalist of the Year Male and Cultural Artiste of the Year. Riley also received the 2011 Youth View Award for Cultural Artiste of the Year.
He released the acoustic album Mecoustic in 2012 and toured Europe in support of it with his Blak Soil band.
Konshens is a Jamaican dancehall artiste with a catalogue of hits including “Gal Dem a Talk.” He has a large fan-base in Europe, Africa and Japan where he tours frequently. His youthful lyrics and songs also make him popular at colleges and universities.
Arguably the most stylish, creative and talented female in Jamaican music, Ce’Cile is dancehall’s diva. Add substance to her cutting edge style and you have the witty, sometimes controversial and always entertaining lyrics in her many hits, including “Changes,” “Can You Do The Work?” (featuring Sean Paul), “Ride or Die” and “I’m Waiting.”
Ce’Cile has toured as far away as Australia (twice) and has also graced the stages of many of America’s, Europe’s and the Caribbean’s top festivals, including Germany’s Summerjam and California’s Reggae on the River.
Ghost is a Jamaican reggae singer. Known as a reggae love singer, he is best known for his biggest hits such as “Do You Believe,” “Bodyguard,” “Love You,” “Waiting For You,” “Killing Me Softly,” “Lonely Is The Night,” “One More Chance” and “Nothing At All.”
Albeezy is a dancehall reggae artiste from Honduras, most well known internationally for “Million,” his hit that charted in Europe as well as in Latin America.
Born in Roatan, Honduras, Albeezy was raised on a steady diet of not only Central American artistes such as Kafu Banton (Panama), but Jamaican acts such as Beenie Man and Shaggy.
Albeezy enjoys immense popularity in Central America with hits such as “Bicycle” in heavy rotation. He is poised to become the first global dancehall reggae superstar from Honduras and Central America.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/62723-morgan-heritage-headlines-one-love-carnival-concert