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“Get Together” with Chronixx & Ky-mani Marley a Massive Success

Wynwood Yard was Bursting with Fans of All Ages

By M. Peggy Quattro
Videos below

Miami – May 8, 2016 — The weather was perfect, the music was sweet as hundreds of fans flowed through Wynwood Yard for this special Mother’s Day show. The House of Marley, an eco-friendly brand of personal electronics, brought together two Reggae superstars – the genre defying Ky-mani Marley and the hottest new Reggae revivalist, Chronixx.

Wynwood Yard is a slice of Jamaica in the middle of the bustling Miami metropolis. Fab food, merch booths, & bars offering Red Stripe and Guinness surrounded the gravelly yard, while the stage was planted firmly on the NW 29 St. side. I would only request next time that the stage be a foot or two higher so the crowd in the back could actually see the show. Front stage was tightly packed with fans of all ages, shades, and cultures eager to sing and dance along with the eagerly awaited performers.

Photo by David I Muir
Photo by David I Muir

Ky-mani brought his hottah Konfrontation band, featuring two female singers who were simply entertaining to watch. Ky-mani kicked off with his father’s “Who the Cap Fit” and “Concrete Jungle,” which got the crowd fired up. He talked to the crowd and wished all the mother’s dem a happy mother’s day, which delivered a roar from all the women there. He turned out a super-energetic performance while delivering songs off his latest album, Maestro. Fans sang along with “Keepers of the Light” and “Love Over All” while Ky-mani danced and twirled around the very small stage.

Marley Next Generation
Skip, Yohan, Jo Mersa Marley came out for final encore.

Following “Iron Lion Zion,” Ky-mani was joined by the Marley Next Generation — that would be Jo Mersa, Skip Marley, Yohan Marley, and more — for an extended version of “One Love,” where each grandson had an opportunity to show off their growing stage prowess. The crowd loved it!

A slight set change gave some the chance to circulate, eat some authentic Jamaican cuisine, buy some Ites-green-& gold merch from the Kulcha Shok booth, while others – those stage front – were not leaving, they were waiting for the man of the hour, Chronixx.

chronixx at wynwood yard
Photo by David I Muir

Stepping on stage with his talented Zincfence band, Chronixx greeted fans with closed eyes and a raised hand to give praises to the Most High HIM Haile Selassie I. The roots have branches and Chronixx is at the top of the tree. Steve Coore, son of Third World’s Cat Coore, proved that the “fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree” with his exemplary guitar playing. Just think of every song you’ve heard on the radio, and Chronixx performed it, from “Ghetto People” to “Here Comes Trouble.” His style is a mix of roots-Marley style, dancehall, and a bit of R&B.

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Kabaka Pyramid & Chronixx

A real treat came in the middle of his set when he brought out Kabaka Pyramid for a surprise performance. Although not quite as energetic as the seasoned Ky-mani, Chronixx connects with his audience at times with closed eyes or an almost trance-like gaze. And then he smiles, and the crowd is in the palm of his hand.

It was a roots rockin’ night in the Yard. Generations of fans came together for the same reason – to have a good time listening and dancing to the best in Reggae music today. Epic show, fi real, and we have to give thanks to House of Marley and host Kulcha Shok for bringing this Get Together to our own backyard.

Chronixx performs a bit of  Smile Jamaica

Ky-mani performs  a bit of Is This Love

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The Ultimate Collectors Box Sets are Here!

Greetings! We are excited to tell you that we’ve put together five (5) Box Sets for the ultimate Reggae fan, lover, and collector. The 5 categories include:

  • The 1980s – Roots Rock Reggae
  • The 1990s – Respect Due
  • The Legends
  • Women in Reggae
  • Dancehall Rules!

Inside you will find 2 iconic Reggae Report magazines, 2 vintage vinyl records, 3 unique promo pictures, 1 photo-filled calendar, and 1 music CD.  Each order will include a FREE Reggae Report T-shirt!  No two boxes are alike! This collection is put together to educate and entertain. Since 1983, Reggae Report delivered the news, views, and interviews to a world’a Reggae fans! Be part of history and order your Collectors Box Set today!

Give thanks for your continuing support! One Love!
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Ultimate Collectors Box Set
Ultimate Collectors Box Set

 

White Gyal Inna Reggae Bizness – the Beginning

 May 11, 1981 – my first day in Reggae, working for Bob Marley’s manager Don Taylor, there only 2 hours when Bob flew home to Zion… read about it here… 1 Luv 1 Aim ~ M Peggy Quattro

It’s really 34 years since Bob Marley journeyed home to Zion. Same 34 years since I began my journey in Reggae…

Posted by Reggae Report on Monday, 11 May 2015

Bob Marley Jah Lives Poster 1982
Bob Marley Jah Lives! Vintage poster 1982! Limited supply!

Tragic Demise of ‘Mystic Man’ Peter Tosh – Nov. 1987

Peter Tosh was murdered in his home on Sept. 11, 1987, along with several friends. M. Peggy Quattro reported the details in this rare 1987 issue of #ReggaeReport. Peter’s funeral/life celebration inside Kingston’s National Arena is also covered by writer Imani Tafari Ama.  Click to read all this and more.  Roots! Know your history!

Today is April 20, 2015 – or 420 – International Peter Tosh Day!

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