Gently swaying palm trees, the balmy sea breeze and idyllic beach setting are totally in sync with the reggae culture and music. Ahead of the first edition of Singapore Reggae Festival, different artistes across the continent had been selected to perform at the event scheduled to take place in Singapore on November 28th 2009 .
The likes of Beenie Man, Coco Tea, Bushmen, Pure Vibration, Brick & Lace, Steel, Michael Ross, Steven & The Coconut Treez, Gxploits, Kai-jo Brothers, Jiang Liang, Krazy Kulture, Ras Muhammad and many others will rock the microphone on that fateful day.
It is actually interesting to note that fast rising Nigerian acts like Steel and Gxpoits who recently released their debut albums are part of the artistes billed to perform on the stage at this international concert which is already generating a very high level of interest from neighbouring countries planning to attend the event.
Singapore Reggae Festival is a music fest that will showcase seasoned reggae acts from different parts of the world, including Jamaica , UK , Asia and Africa .
The event, originally scheduled for 17th October 2009 , will now take place on 28th November, 2009 at Siloso Beach , Sentosa Island. The first-ever Singapore Reggae Festival is a one day- extravaganza with an adrenalin flowing live music concert from 8.pm till 6.am the next morning.
Aside from the diverse and talented International reggae artistes lined up, Mrs. Rita Marley- the wife of the musical prophet, the Late Bob Marley, is the reggae ambassador of the night.
She will be doing a tribute performance in unison with the other artistes based on the legendary song, One Love. Reggae fans from all over the region and beyond will be flocking to this event to embrace Mrs. Rita Marleyâ€™s singing and presence of warmth and love.
There will also be a half hour musical tribute to celebrate the 64th birthday of Bob Marley.