Midnite Productions along with 4 Seasons Party Cruise joined together to bring BIG REGGAE to the Atlanta community for a wonderful outdoor family event.
Midnite Production proudly presents King of Lovers Rock, Beres Hammond, internationally renowned singer Maxi Priest, and soca queen, Alison Hinds in concert on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 5:00pm. The concert will be held at the NEW Wolf Creek Amphitheatre located at 3025 Merk Road, Atlanta GA 30349. Tickets are $50 and up and available at Whole Foods Markets, Select Caribbean outlets, and online at TicketAlternative.com.
Beres Hammond, Jamaica’s greatest practicing singer/songwriter remains cool, though he knows that he’s one of a handful of people responsible for maintaining a mighty legacy of soulful reggae music. Over the course of a 30-year career, Beres has poured his smoky-sweet voice—an instrument of subtlety and power reminiscent of an Otis Redding or a Teddy Pendergrass—over every kind of rhythm track, from the funked-up reggae jams of the ’70s to lush instrumentation of his album Soul Reggae to the spare digital beat of his 1985 dancehall breakthrough “What One Dance Can Do.”
Although the trend of self-production and isolated individuals poking at computer keyboards has diluted the quality of music, Beres’ spontaneous method of composing, and his unwillingness to compromise, made a home studio the natural choice. His little “sound room” studio attracts a steady stream of Jamaica’s most talented musicians. He knows all too well that the survival of classical reggae music depends on such oases of creativity. “We a try bring back the golden days of the Seventies, when reggae had the live drums and horn sections.”
“I personally don’t believe in a whole heap of technology business, No computer can rock quite as steady as these veteran musicians. It’s all about what you have to offer. As long as your vibes is there, that’s what the people feel.” -Beres Hammond-
“Beres’ sophisticated musical taste is well suited to translate easily across cultural divides, yet the international reggae massive has remained his most loyal fan base.”
– VP Records Exec-
Maxi Priest has earned his place among other greats such as Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals and Dennis Brown in spreading the reggae gospel far and wide. This is an extraordinary achievement for a singer steeped in Jamaican music, yet raised in South London.
Maxi’s joyous brand of reggae and lovers’ rock, infused with R&B and accompanied by real charisma, has brought him a level of success no other British reggae singer can match.
Maxi had first learned to sing in church. The second to last of nine brothers and sisters, he’d honed his craft listening to Jamaican greats such as Dennis Brown, John Holt, and Gregory Isaacs, as well as singers like Marvin Gaye, Al Green, the Beatles, Phil Collins and Frank Sinatra.
International acclaim soared with his 1990 album ‘Bonafide, which spawned the hits ‘Just A Little Bit Longer,’ ‘Best Of Me,’ ‘Peace Throughout The World,’ and ‘Close To You.’ He is one of only two British reggae acts (along with UB40) to have an American Billboard number one: “Close to You” in 1990. More than twenty years later and Maxi Priest is still the only reggae singer – from anywhere, including Jamaica – to have a No. 1 hit in America.
A duet with Roberta Flack, “Set the Night to Music”, reached the American Top Ten in 1991. His duet with Shaggy in 1996, “That Girl”, was also a hit in the United States, peaking at number twenty.
Alison Hind’s musical journey has taken her throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada and the Caribbean. She was crowned the undisputed “Queen of SOCA” by fans worldwide, her powerful, emotional vocals and high-energy live shows are legendary in Caribbean music.
Her hot pulsating rhythm oriented anthems including a standout song “Roll It Gal” that became an international hit between 2005- 2006 was released in North America, Europe and the Far East taking Alison’s music to new shores and making new fans all over the world enabling Alison to take her dynamic live show worldwide.
The Wolf Creek Amphitheatre is South Fulton’s Entertainment Jewel. It is a world class event venue. Located on a picturesque 435-acre wooded site in South Fulton County. The outdoor amphitheatre accommodates 5,200 guests with reserved seating, table seating, and lawn seating. On Sunday, August 25th 2013, Beres, Maxi, and Alison will grace this stage for the first time. Georgia concert goers are in for a definite treat! They have the opportunity to experience not just one, not just two but THREE of the Caribbean’s Greatest Electrifying, Hypnotizing and Crowd Pleasing Artists while enjoying the great outdoor entertainment jewel.
Via: Yard Hype