Saturday, June 6, 2015

Live Music: Reggae Sumfest "gets Common"

Organizers of the Reggae Sumfest Music Festival recently announced Oscar and Grammy-winner, rapper/actor Common has been added to perform at its 20th staging at the summer music festival taking place from July 12-18 in Montego Bay.

"We are elated to have a performer of the magnitude of Common on the Reggae Sumfest stage. He is a versatile artiste, and undoubtedly he will add something very special that our audience will be able to appreciate. He has a unique and vibrant style that will excite patrons," explained executive director of Summerfest Productions, Johnny Gourzong.

The artiste comes as the first announced international act billed to take the stage at its Catherine Hall home on International Night 1 (July 17).

Common recently received an Academy Award win for the song Glory, a collaboration with singer John Legend which was featured in the film Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay and starring David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey.

In addition to "Selma" his screen credits include "Smokin' Aces" "American Gangster" "Just Wright" and "happy Feet Two"

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