GROOVIN 2017 TO FEATURE FREDDIE MCGREGOR, KEN BOOTHE, LEROY SIBBLES & REGGAE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
in Grooving 2017

NY: In the early sixties, long before there was reggae, a haunting, captivating and blissfully bouncy beat called rock steady captured the imagination of music lovers on the island of Jamaica. This beat was an offspring of ska, and it first emerged from the belly of inner city of Kingston. It spread like wildfire, quickly dominating dance floors, parties, sessions and radio play from coast to coast and it was later exported to the rest of the world. The dominant instruments in this hypnotic new wave were the bass and the drums. A chorus of 'rude boys' emerged who chanted their message of protest against a harsh police and justice system, and the end product was a body of some of Jamaica's most alluring and unforgettable anthems ever- the Rock Steady collection.

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Onstage TV: 2016, The Biggest Groovin To Date
in Grooving 2016

Last weekend found us in the big apple for one of the biggest events in the Jamaican Diaspora,Groovin in the Park. The day before it came alive, Sunday June 26, at Roy Wilkins Park in queens, there was a general vibe in the community with Barry G and Ras Klem co hosting; Dwayne Stephenson was their first presentation of the billed line-up who had trouble rising to the occasion so much that hardly anyone could tell it was the biggest billing of his budding career.

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Jamaica Gleaner - Scorching performances at Groovin In The Park 2016
in Grooving 2016

He has been putting up resistance for many years, but there was no resistance from audience members when Beres Hammond took to the stage at the Groovin' In The Park concert in New York on the weekend.

With a record number of patrons in attendance, Hammond took patrons on a stroll down memory lane with hits such as Feel Good, Can't Stop A Man and No Goodbye.

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TESSANNE, FANS EXCITED ABOUT UPCOMING NYC PERFORMANCE
in Grooving 2016

New York: A past winner and an enduring favorite of NBC's smash television series The Voice, Tessanne Chin, will join the company of Grammy Award winners Brian McKnight, Peabo Bryson and reggae luminaries Beres Hammond and Toots Hibbert as headline performers at Groovin In The Park 2016 at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.

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Return of the King - ​Beres Hammond
in Grooving 2016

Reggae's timeless idol Beres Hammond, who has performed at the annual "Groovin In The Park at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York on two previous occasions, has been invited to be one of the headliners for the annual festival on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

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