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“IN JAMAICA WE FEEL LIKE WE’RE HOME” SAY LEGENDARY R&B GROUP THE MANHATTANS!

 The Manhattans—

‘It is always a good experience,’ says Alston

Sadeke Brooks—-

Having been to Jamaica on countless occasions since 1973, The Manhattans say they have nothing but love for the country.

Speaking with The Gleaner at a recent press conference, group member Gerald Alston said it was a pleasure to be in the island to perform for another time. While he can’t remember how many times he has been to Jamaica, he says it is always a good experience.

“It is hard to say ’cause the first time we came to Jamaica was 1973 and we’ve been coming just about every year since then, most of them were performances,” he told The Gleaner.

“(We love) the food, the women; the country is a beautiful country and everyone is so nice. We come here and we feel like we’re home. It’s wonderful. I have been here several times on vacation and I love it,” Alston said.

Earlier in the evening when he spoke to those in attendance, Alston said he felt honoured to return.

The Manhattans

The Manhattans

According to Alston, the group always looks forward to performing in Jamaica because, “when we come here it is like we get an extra burst of energy to perform.”

The Manhattans were in the island to perform at last night’s staging of ‘To Mom With Love’, held at the Lime Golf Academy in New Kingston.

“Thanks so very much for inviting us back to perform for you again,” Alston said, adding that the group is celebrating 50 years of being in music.

Ricky Chin, who was in charge of last night’s production of ‘To Mom With Love’, said, “We watched The Manhattans when we were little and we look older than them. It was really a pleasure to have them back here.”

Joe Bogdanovich joined forces with Marvin ‘Horseman’ Pitterson and Isaiah Laing to host the event which also featured the likes of Rose Royce, John Holt, Karen Smith, Nature, Tajh, Robert Minott; and the Silver Birds Steel Band.

 

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