Jamaican Street Party - London - 29th July
added: 17 Jul 2012
// gig date: 17 Jul 2012
reviewer: Alasdair Byers
Regeneration Celebration - Jamaican Street Party, London, 29th July
The Regeneration Celebration is a free, community focused, music-led initiative that celebrates 50 years of Jamaican Independence and British Jamaican culture in the name of Jamaica’s most famous icon, Bob Marley.
The event brings music to Bob Marley Way in Lambeth, South London and will be attended by Bob’s daughter Cedella Marley. Marley spoke of the event recently: 'We are delighted about the Bob Marley Way celebrations on July 29th. Dad enjoyed many happy times in South London, so I'm pleased (sponsor) Marley's Mellow Mood is working with this community to create an event that will both entertain and leave a legacy. I'm especially excited that our charitable platform 1Love.Org will be on-site to share news on its on-going mission to promote youth, planet and peace.'
Hosted by Ras Kwame and Orange Hill, the event features two music stages, an 'arts village', children’s area, food and beverage market (no alcohol will be sold) and a film tent in association with Universal Pictures. The lineup features a programme of Jamaican and urban acts including Devlin, Very Special Guest, Gappy Ranks, Sway, Crazy Cousins, Soul II Soul Sound System, Trojan Sound System, Amplify Dot, Rascals, Lady Leshurr, Aruba Red, 2morrows Victory, Jacob Banks, Kyra, White Powder Gold as well as support from a range of workshops featuring live arts and spoken word.
Claire Davies, Event Manager at Small Green Shoots comments, “Benefiting communities is at the heart of our organisation and we work hard to leave a lasting legacy with each of our events and projects. Without the support of Marley's Mellow Mood we would not be able to put on an event such as this. Together we are creating an event that is not only a fantastic celebration of Jamaican culture, but also gives back to the local community of Bob Marley Way."
This social regeneration project is backed by the relaxation drink, Marley’s Mellow Mood as well as innovative music organisation Small Green Shoots.
Regeneration Celebration is held on Sunday 29th July, 1pm-6pm at Bob Marley Way, Lambeth, London. The event is free.
This is a strictly all ticketed event with tickets available through facebook.com/marleysmellowmood & twitter: @mellowmooduk.
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