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On May 31, Beres Hammond will be in Trinidad
with a mandate given by promoters, Ricky
Raghunanan Group of Companies and Tropix
Entertainment, to preach and even teach love.
For three decades, Jamaica s sweet voice of
reggae has illuminated dark hearts, breathing love
into the souls of worldwide audiences through
lyric and melody. It won t be his first trip to T&T
and understanding that Hammond has delivered
well on several occasions locally, organisers have
said they are confident that true reggae music
lovers, will remember just what Hammond is
capable of, and they will come out in their numbers.
With hits like Groovy Little Thing, What One
Dance Can Do, Putting Up Resistance, They Gonna
Talk, Rockaway and countless others, Hammond
is the ultimate love rockers reggae artiste. Over
the years, Hammond has collaborated with numer-
ous acts, including Buju Banton, Shaggy, Barrington
Levy and Marcia Griffiths.
Hammond is known for a confident demeanor
and the ability to engage his audiences.
On May 31, those who have never experienced
a Beres Hammond performance will have the
chance to do so and those who have, will have
an opportunity to relive their memory.
According to the organisers, tickets are selling
An event spokesperson explained that $200
general admission tickets were already sold out
and there were only a limited number of $250
general admission tickets available. "We re expect-
ing a massive crowd and we re ready to deliver a
world class reggae show," he said excitedly.
Hammond will be hitting the stage with some
of his Jamaican reggae counterparts at the Hasely
Crawford Stadium Grounds, Port-of-Spain when
he touches down in T&T. VP recording artiste
Gyptian and the ever impressive, Sanchez are also
on the lineup. Additionally, Duane Stephenson
whose singles, August Town, and Fool For You,
have been warmly received in T&T, will take to
the stage to inspire love and unity through music.
• For more information about Redemption, call
the hotline at 772-7277 or e-mail tropixentertain-
best of Beres
Love Yuh Own II -- The Kaiso Jazz Con-
cert Experience, featuring Black Stalin,
Theron Shaw and others, will be take place
at the Daaga Auditorium on May 31 from
Produced by Foreday Mornin Entertain-
ment, the concert is in some respects a
repeat performance, having first been staged
just after Carnival this year.
A release from the organisers of the show
announced that Black Stalin will be joined
in the lineup on May 31 by Vaughnette Big-
ford---no stranger to local jazz festivals and
Bigford is known for her warm, mellow
vocal tonality and has been thrilling audi-
ences both locally and internationally since
she debuted in 2004 at Pan Royale, the
forerunner to the T&T Steelpan & Jazz Fes-
tival. In 2008, she became one of few
Caribbean nationals to be awarded a schol-
arship to attend the Summer Performance
Programme at Berklee College of Music in
Boston---an offer she successfully pursued.
Since then Bigford has showcased her
vocal mettle at music festivals such as: Jazz
Artists on the Greens (T&T), Berklee Sum-
mer Concert Series (Boston), Beantown
Jazz Festival with Nona Hendryx and
Gabrielle Goodman and the Louis Arm-
strong Birthday Jazz Concert with Gwyn
Asked about what the audience can
expect from her repertoire at Love Yuh
Own II, Bigford said: "This show specifically
highlights local music and composers,
encouraging us all to appreciate what we
have right here in T&T.
So we ve prepared a mix of calypso, local
pop and even soca, while giving some of
the music a Caribbean jazz feel. All we ask
is for people to come and enjoy".
Highly regarded for her exquisite sense
of fashion and her charismatic on-stage
personality, Bigford is a refreshing addition
to the cast of performers, which includes
Black Stalin, music director Theron Shaw
and the TS Project, Nigel Supersad and a
special surprise guest artiste.
• Love Yuh Own II takes place at the
Daaga Auditorium, UWI on Saturday May
31, starting at 8pm. The producers have
made it an all-inclusive evening of
entertainment with refreshments
included in the cost of admission. For
more information, call: 313-5523.
Stylish Bigford joins Love Yuh Own cast
Vaughnette Bigford is a
favourite among the jazz
lovers in T&T.
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