Wednesday 4 July 2012 — Wednesday 4 July 2012
The Marmara Esma Sultan
You are invited to a special project bringing together the prominent musicians of Jamaica on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence. The Jamaican Legends feature: virtuoso guitarist Ernest Ranglin, who helped shape the sound of ska as it emerged in the 1950s and who draws large crowds on the touring circuit and remains a highlight of numerous European festivals throughout year ; pianist Monty Alexander, who has built a reputation exploring the worlds of American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica in a career spanning five decades ; and Sly and Robbie, the prolific Jamaican rhythm section and production team of drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare who are estimated to have played on or produced 200,000 recordings. They will be accompanied with Jamaican English reggae artist Bitty McLean.