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Barrington headlines Vintage Reggae

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Barrington headlines Vintage Reggae

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Barrington Levy, the Jamaican superstar known as the Mellow Canary of Reggae, is the headline act for this year’s Vintage Reggae Show and Dance event of the annual Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival.
Scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, the night before Heroes Day, Barrington will share the stage with four other vintage reggae legends, including FAB 5, Boris Gardiner and Ken Booth.  Among the Barbadian acts will be the ever popular Biggie Irie and the real crowd mover, Li’l Rick on the wheels of steel.
Barrington is a natural crooner with a voice that is both loud and melodious and after 35 year in the business he still remains a trendsetter and a perennial favorite at concerts worldwide.  He released his solo debut single, A Long Time Since We Don’t Have No Love, in 1975.
After releasing a barrage of singles, Levy’s international reputation was launched with his hit Collie Weed, the first in a series of super hits that included Shine Eye Gal and Money Move.More hits followed, including Never Tear My Love Apart, You Made Me So Happy, Mary Long Tongue, Too Poor, I Have a Problem. His live debut in the Britain was highlighted with a win as Best Vocalist at the British Reggae Industry Awards. My Time, Too Experience and Tribal Base, were among the hits to follow along with Nothing’s Changed, Vice Versa Love remixes of Two Sounds and Under Mi Sensi and the monster hit Living Dangerously, a duet with Bounty Killer that soared to the top of dancehall charts worldwide.
This year’s festival starts on Easter Monday, April 25  and runs until Sunday, May 1.