Friday 24 May, 2019

Cayman reggae lovers celebrate with The Wailers and Etana

Reggae month celebrations were in full swing over the weekend at the One Love beachfront concert held at the Royal Palms Beach Club on West Bay Road in Cayman Islands.

With an estimated 1,500 patrons in attendance, the concert was not only a tribute to reggae icons like, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh but emphasized the message of this year’s theme which promotes peace.

While Cayman has not seen a dramatic uptick in violent crimes in comparison to other Caribbean nations like Jamaica and Trinidad, the message was seen as particularly empowering as some patrons say Cayman residents say the island is not what it used to be.

Opening acts included local musicians Beniel Miller and the Fyah Squad.

Singer Etana graced the Cayman audience with several hot tracks from her latest album entitled, Reggae Forever.

And the Reggae staple for the night, the Wailers, which included some original members of the group like, Junior Marvin, who not only kept the crowd jamming all night but sat down with Loop’s entrainment journalist Tajae Gray for a quick interview.

Check out Gray’s interview with Junior Marvin and other highlight from the show in the video below.

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