Island sounds to christen Barclays Center with ‘The Sounds of Reggae’ show and the ‘Caribbean Fever Music Festival’

carib2k-2-web “The Sound of Reggae” concert and the “Caribbean Fever Music Festival,” rescheduled due to Superstorm Sandy, will be bringing Caribbean reggae vibrations and soca gyrations to the new Barclays Center this month.

Get ready for a Caribbean musical christening of the Barclays Center this month when two big concerts fill the Brooklyn venue with reggae vibrations and soca gyrations.

In Jamaican slang, “The Sounds of Reggae” concert on Dec. 12 will be the new arena’s baptism by “fiah” (fire). Reggae fans are excited, and rightly so.

The show stars internationally renowned music stars Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest, Shaggy and Ali Campbell of UB40 fame. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Headliner Hammond cruises into the Barclays Center on the power of his new VP Records double-disc album “One Love, One Life.”

In Barclays’ Cushman &Wakefield Theater on Dec. 17, the “Caribbean Fever Music Festival,” rescheduled due to Superstorm Sandy, features the always high-powered Trinidad-Tobago superstar Machel Montano, “Caribbean Queen” Alison Hinds of Barbados and Jamaican reggae performers Mr. Vegas and Baby Cham.

A special treat of Caribbean Fever will be hip-hop greats Slick Rick the Ruler (born in England to Jamaican parents) and “Human Beat Box” Doug E. Fresh (born in Barbados), who created internationally-known hip-hop classics “The Show” and “La Di Da Di,” in addition to individual hits like Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story.”

Showtime is 8 p.m. Ticketholders for the originally scheduled Nov. 2 Caribbean Fever Music Festival can use their tickets for admission on Dec. 17. For information or for tickets to The Sounds of Reggae or the Caribbean Fever Music Festival, visit ticketmaster.com or call (800) 653-8000. For a Barclays seating chart and information, visit http://www.barclayscenter.com.

For the original announcement go to http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/island-sounds-coming-barclays-center-article-1.1211746#ixzz2DtBW2Eb5

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