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Jamaica’s Reggae Sunsplash to honour music icon Dennis Brown

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Virtual music festival to host heartfelt tribute to Crown Prince of Reggae

The Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Brown.

Jamaica’s ground-breaking Reggae Sunsplash festival returns this weekend for the first-ever virtual staging of the event featuring a special tribute honouring late reggae icon Dennis Emmanuel Brown. 

The Dennis Brown tribute will air during the first night of the online festival, which begins ​streaming on the official Reggae Sunsplash YouTube channel on Friday (November 27) starting at 5:30 p.m. ET.

The live 20-minute salute to Jamaica’s renowned ‘Crown Prince of Reggae’ will include video clips of Brown’s legendary appearances at previous Reggae Sunsplash events in addition to performances by fellow musicians, a heartfelt video featuring the Dennis Brown Family, and inspiring messages of remembrance from artistes featured on the Reggae Sunsplash 2020 lineup. 

“He helped shape the festival and it is only fitting that Reggae Sunsplash honour his legacy as the event returns this year following a 14-year hiatus.”

Donovan White, Jamaica’s director of tourism

Brown was a true Jamaican icon and was one of the first musicians to join the original lineup at the inaugural Reggae Sunsplash festival in 1978,” said Donovan White, Jamaica’s director of tourism.

“He helped shape the festival and it is only fitting that Reggae Sunsplash honour his legacy as the event returns this year following a 14-year hiatus.”

Audiences from across the globe can tune in to the virtual festival on Friday and Saturday for what have been labeled ‘can’t-miss performances’ from dozens of leading reggae and dancehall artistes.

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