Review: Jimmy Cliff, Bob Andy, Derrick Morgan @ Respect Jamaica 50th

August 14, 2012

Review: Jimmy Cliff, Bob Andy, Derrick Morgan @ Respect Jamaica 50th

After the excitement of Sunday’s concert at Greenwich’s Indigo2 – where Morgan Heritage paused their show to watch Usain Bolt win Olympic gold – the final night of Respect Jamaica 50th was upon us. For Independence day itself, Copeland Forbes and Rob Hallett of AEG Live had curated a line-up devoted to the architects of the music at crucial stages in its narrative: the singer of one of the first great songs of independence; Studio 1’s first three part harmony stars; two of Jamaica’s greatest songwriters; and two men who helped reggae cross over in foreign parts before Bob Marley.

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