REGGAE Sumfest organizers this year added top R&B singer, Keyshia Cole and Râ€™nâ€™B crooner Ne-Yo, to this yearâ€™s international night concert for the July 13-19 festival in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Cole, known for hits like Should A Let You Go, Heaven Sent and I Remember, has been added to the line up for Friday, July 18 along with Grammy award -winning singer Ne-yo, born Shaffer Chimere Smith.
The American singers will join Jamaicaâ€™s own Richie Spice, Queen Ifria, Coca Tea and Jah cure on the International night stage.
While dancehall night on July 17th, is already filled with top notch deejays, including Jamaicaâ€™s Energy God and Bad Boys Record artist, Elephant Man, dancehallâ€™s Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Voice Mail, Macka Diamond, Vybz Kartel, Harry Toddler, Busy Signal, Munga Honourable, Ninja Man, Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall, Assassin and Mavado.
Sumfest wraps up on Saturday, July 19th, and the show comes to an end with performances from reggae greats, including John Holt and Beres Hammond as well as Tarrus Riley and Etana.
Reggae Sumfest has been presented consecutively since its launch in 1993 by Summer Fest Productions, headed by Executive Director Johnny Gourzong and Chairman Robert Russell. It is now known across the globe as the reggae event of the summer and attracts thousands annually from the US, UK, Canada, Europe, South and Central America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and neighbouring Caribbean islands.
The festival showcases Jamaicaâ€™s abundant reggae talents while leveraging the Jamaica; contributing to the economy of Jamaica by attracting as many as 5 000 visitors to the event and some US$5 million in revenue to the islandâ€™s tourism economy. â€“â€“ Bigupradio.com.