Jimmy Cliff for Montreal Reggae Festival
Posted On: Thursday, 10 May 2012
The Montreal International Reggae Festival, to be held from August 17-19, will pay tribute to Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence.According to the festival's public relations officer, Janice Dayle, the show will feature different generations of reggae.
Heading the diverse list of performers will be superstar Jimmy Cliff, whose career started in 1962, the year Jamaica gained independence from Britain.
Luciano, Tarrus Riley, Konshens, Christopher Martin and Khago are also confirmed for the show.
The line-up is completed by Canada-based artistes Robin and The Uprising Band, Jo Jo and Inasuso.
The MIRF, which was first held nine years ago, has used the theme 'United Against Violence' since its inception.
"We saw a link between reggae music and getting the message of unity, peace and love out to especially communities embroiled in conflicts," Dayle said.