Clarendon, which produced several artistes who figured prominently in the early years of Jamaican music, hosts the second Startime show of the year.
The event will be held at The Verandah, Clarendon Park, in May Pen on July 2. Headliners are the artistes who performed on January’s pipe-opener at Mas Camp in Kingston. They are Marcia Griffiths, Leroy Sibbles, Errol Dunkley, Horace Andy, Dillinger, The Mighty Diamonds, Frankie Paul, and Johnny Clarke.
They are complemented by a ‘Clarendon Connection’ featuring homegrown acts Derrick Morgan, The Clarendonians and Freddie McGregor.
Lloyd Parks And We The People are backing band.
Michael Barnett, co-promoter of the show, said it is critical Startime reaches fans outside of Kingston.
“It is very important, as many parishioners keep hearing about Startime and have never been able to experience the concert because of the distance to Kingston. Taking it to Clarendon is bringing Startime closer to some of those prospective patrons,” he said.
Morgan, one of ska’s great exponents, was born in May Pen. He is one of many artistes from the sugar-belt parish who had a massive impact on ska and rocksteady.
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