Leroy Sibbles – Crowning Celebration 8/31/24 feat Etana, Marcia Griffiths, Singing Melody, Duane Stephenson in Kingston Jamaica

Born in the heart of Trench Town, Leroy rose to prominence as one third of The Heptones – a formidable Jamaican group formed in 1965. Yet it was in the year 1964 that Leroy Sibbles, the performer, was birthed when he started recording professionally.

Whilst much heralded as a vocalist his contribution as an arranger and session bassist is of distinction. It is this duality that Leroy celebrates with The Crowning.

Arguably the best known of Sibbles’ compositions is the instrumental Full Up, popularised internationally by Musical Youth’s recording of Pass the Dutchie, an adaptation of the Mighty Diamonds’ Pass the Kutchie. Also well-known is the ubiquitous Real Rock instrumental, later voiced by Willi Williams as Armagideon Time and internationalised by the Clash.  There is a diverse array of vocalists on Sibbles created basslines spanning six decades.

Morgan Heritage’s Down By The River released in 2003 is on the What Kinda World arrangement originally created by Sibbles in 1968 for The Cables. Dennis Brown’s No Man is An Island, The Abyssinian’s Satta Massagana and the chart-topping Heptones’ standard Book of Rules are proof of the worthiness of Sibbles coronation as king of reggae basslines.

Buy Earlybird Tickets Now In this the 6oth year of his musical sojourn, Leroy has invited his colleague the Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths, along with first-rate vocalists Duane Stephenson, Etana, and Singing Melody to share the stage with him at The Crowning on Saturday August 31, 2024, at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre.

The Crowning is a cross-generational experience of world-class Jamaican music good for the entire family.

Concert duration 2 hours 30 minutes.

Pre sold: $5500 JMD ($35 USD)
Gate: $7500 JMD
Gates Open: 6pm
Showtime: 8pm
Buy Ticket Online: @a.i.tix www.aitix.com
Ticket Outlets in Jamaica:
FONTANA PHARMACY ISLAND WIDE
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