One Love Reggae night set for Sat. | THE DAILY HERALD

St. Maarten performer Ku-J will be closing off the One Love Reggae concert on Saturday.

PHILIPSBURG–The One Love Reggae Concert promises to be one for the books as legendary reggae star Beres Hammond and dancehall superstar Popcaan are expected to once again thrill concertgoers this year.

Host St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) said the DeWar’s production will be held at Carnival Village this Saturday, with the two major headliners supported by local reggae bands and entertainers.

St. Maarten performer Jawara “Ku-J” Joe will be closing off the concert. He resides in Canada where he recently completed his Audio Engineering degree. Joe is excited to come back home and looks forward to closing off the One Love concert for such talented artistes.

“Beres and Popcaan are two big artistes, perfect for the 50th anniversary of Carnival. Beres is legendary and Popcaan is blowing up right now. Different generations, different flavours. It should make for a very impressive night,” SCDF President Alston Lourens said.

Lourens said SCDF is putting together a “great” line-up of local acts and possibly another surprise to complement Beres and Popcaan, which will be released at a later date.

Do not be deceived by Beres Hammond’s cool profile. The playful smile, the unassuming demeanour, the beard, the cap and the spectacles might lull you into forgetting that you are in the presence of an awesome musical talent, Jamaica’s greatest practising singer/songwriter.

Popcaan is a Jamaican dancehall artiste, singer and songwriter from the parish of St. Thomas. In 2008, he joined Vybz Kartel’s Gaza Music Empire. In 2010, he released his breakthrough international hit “Clarks” with Kartel, an ode to the popular shoe brand.

Advance tickets for the One Love Reggae Concert cost US $35, with a higher price at the gate.

Source: The Daily Herald