Big Things For B Town (and Montreal too!)
Tribute to the Legends of Reggae
By Stephen Weir
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The exciting thing about Black History Month is that it brings to this country Caribbean entertainer who might not normally tour in a cold cold Canadian winter. On Saturday February 16th and Sunday February 17th there will be Tribute to the Legends of Reggae performed first in Brampton and then in Montreal, with over 30 singers, comedians and musicians including Jamaica’s Lieutenant Stitchie, Tiger, Pinchers and Canada’s Exco Levi.
As part of the evening programme Brampton based Juno Award winning reggae singer Exco Levi will perform a tribute to the late Garnett Silk. Silk was a Jamaican Reggae musician and Rastafarian, known for his powerful smooth voice. In the early 1990s he was a rising talent, however his career was cut short in 1994 when he died attempting to save his mother from a burning house.
MC for the two concerts will be former Much Music VJ, Master T. The TD Bank is sponsoring the shows as part of their support for Black History Month.