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Night of reggae with The Wailers performing Legend at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, May 18

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On the 30th anniversary of its 1984 release, The Wailers will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, May 18, at 8 p.m. to perform the iconic album Legend in its entirety, which features the bands biggest hits of all time including “I Shot The Sheriff”, “Redemption Song”, “Jamming” and many, many more. Bob Marley (who passed away in 1981) and The Wailers began their legendary Jamaican music career in 1969 and are now synonymous with the sound, known in virtually every corner of the globe. Today, The Wailers continue to promote peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari. Special guest is Makua. There will be a tasting of Appleton Estate Rum in the lobby beginning at 7:15 p.m. For tickets ($50), call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, (203) 438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. (contributed photo)
On the 30th anniversary of its 1984 release, The Wailers will be in concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, May 18, at 8 p.m., performing the iconic album Legend in its entirety, which features the bands biggest hits of all time including “I Shot The Sheriff”, “Redemption Song”, “Jamming” and many, many more. Named by Time Magazine as the "Best Album of the 20th Century" and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Legend is also the best-selling reggae album ever released, with more than 30 million copies sold worldwide. Bob Marley and The Wailers began their legendary Jamaican music career in 1969 and are now synonymous with the sound, known in virtually every corner of the globe. Original member Bob Marley was celebrated as “The Artist of the 20th Century”, along with his vocal partners Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, alongside the groundbreaking rhythm section of the Barrett brothers, which featured Carlton on drums and Aston “Family Man” on bass.

Today, Aston leads The Wailers as it continues it continues to promote peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari. The Wailers is the iconic group that helped define reggae for a generation, formed by the remaining original members of Bob Marley & The Wailers? following the death of Bob Marley in 1981. Special guest is Makua, the ambassador of Aloha, who is an accomplished ukulele player, singer and surfer. There will be a tasting of Appleton Estate Rum in the lobby beginning at 7:15 p.m. This event is underwritten by The Mango Tree and partially underwritten by Campari America. It is part of the Xfinity Rock Series.

The Wailers’ “one-drop” reggae sound goes on and on. The anchor of the band is Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who, in addition to being Marley’s most trusted lieutenant, played on countless other classic reggae hits throughout the seventies. The authenticity he brings to the Wailers’ sound is indisputable, and yet today’s line-up combines old school know-how with lead vocals from one of Jamaica’s most exciting new singers.

Together with Bob Marley, The Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. Beyond their groundbreaking work with Marley, The Wailers have collaborated with Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. Their most recent partners include Kenny Chesney, Eve, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat.

For tickets ($50), call or visit the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT; ridgefieldplayhouse.org.




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