Online Reggae Magazine

Articles

Articles about reggae music, reviews, interviews, reports and more...

Stephen Marley in Pinecrest

Stephen Marley in Pinecrest

Stephen Marley in Pinecrest

By on - Photos by Gail Zucker - Comment

Stephen Marley up close and personal in Florida.

Sampler

The Community Garden Charitable Fund’s Six Annual ‘Soiree in the Garden’ was held on February 24, 2012 inside the Banyan Bowl Ampitheater at the lavish Pinecrest Gardens.

Grammy winner Stephen Marley, along with his all star band performed an acoustic set with Stephen alternating between chanting on a nyabinghi drum and playing guitar. Squidly Cole, aka ‘the singing drummer’ played a bass drum. He is also a solo artist in his own right, with his latest album ‘Bloodlines’ and previous release ‘Babylon Days’; the humble and talented Christopher Meredith on bass and Ronroy Gordon and Bagga Trak on guitars, and  Denver on congo.

Most of the evening the band members were seated and a spiritual presence was omnipresent. The ampitheater vibe and the raw creativity of the acoustic environment made this concert one of the most intimate and universal concerts I have ever experienced.

When Stephen sang The Chapel, I felt goose bumps. The drums played by Stephen, Squidly and Denver gave the performance a Nyabinghi vibe, as if Bob was smiling in awe of his legacy’s talent.

Cedella Marley joined Stephen onstage and it was heartwarming to see her sing a few duets with her younger brother.

Stephen Marley was in jovial spirits the evening, as many long time friends and relatives supported the event. Pinecrest is the area  where most of the family that live in Miami reside, and it appeared he was pleased to feel ‘at home.’

Gallery

Get the Flash Player to see this gallery.

Reproduction without permission of United Reggae and Gail Zucker is prohibited.

Share it!

Send to Kindle
Create an alert

Post a comment

Identification

Optional, will not be displayed or used.
Your comment

Without html.

Recommended Articles

Interview: Protoje (2014)
By Angus Taylor

Latest articles

Interview: Notis
By Angus Taylor
Alborosie in Rome
By Francesco "Versoescondido" Iampieri
Rototom SunSplash 2014 - Day 1
By Francesco "Versoescondido" Iampieri
Interview: Carl Dawkins
By Angus Taylor

Recently addedView all

Video
Danakil - Mali Mali
17 Sep
Article
Interview: Notis
12 Sep

© 2007-2014 United Reggae. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited. Read about copyright

Terms of use | About us | Contact us | Authors | Newsletter | A-Z

Partners: Talawa | Jammin Reggae Archives | DAVIBE Jamaica | Reggaenet.pl | One One One Wear