friday » MARCH 20 » 8pm


Reggae music has never stopped evolving, but for millions of fans from around the world, it’s still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and The Wailers. Their heartbeat rhythms have inspired so much of what’s followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the “one-drop” reggae sound. » The history of the band during Marley’s lifetime is well known. Apart from Marley, The Wailers have performed with international acts such as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, as well as reggae legends Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. Their most recent collaborators include Kenny Chesney, Eve, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. They’ve also completed numerous tours over the years, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe, including ground-breaking performances in Africa and the Far East. » The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who in addition to being Marley’s most trusted lieutenant, played on countless other classic reggae hits throughout the 1970s. The authenticity he brings to The Wailers’ sound is indisputable, and yet today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica’s most exciting singers, Kevin “Yvad” Davy.