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REGGAE QUEEN MARCIA GRIFFITHS GAVE A MUSIC LESSON AT THE OPENING OF THE JAMAICA JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL!

Marcia Griffiths at Jazz and Blues 2014—-

TRELAWNY, Jamaica– –

Veteran female singer Marcia Griffiths took Jamaica Jazz and Blues patrons through a history of local music at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium on day one in the 2014-edition of the annual festival.

The ever- green songstress celebrating 50 years in the business belted out Rock-steady classics ‘Kiss You Once More’ and ‘Feel Like Jumping’ as she evoked memories of the 1960s.

She stepped into the 1970s with ‘Dreamland’ and ‘Stepping out of Babylon; before flowing over into the 1980s era with ‘Everywhere’ and the dance song ‘Electric Boogie’.

Her friends Tony Gregory, Nadine Sutherland, Tony Rebel, D’Aville, Bob Andy and I-Three sister Judy Mowatt all joined Griffiths on stage to perform some of her hits.

Ably backed by 809 Band the senior reggae ambassador and former I-Threes member transitioned into the 1990s era with ‘I Shall Sing’ and ‘Closer to You’.

Feeding off Griffiths’ energy the Jazz and Blues audience sang and danced as the Reggae Queen gave a lesson in Jamaican music.

She wrapped her set with a tribute to Reggae King Bob Marley — a medley of his hits which she performed with Mowatt.

By Richard Johnson & Horace Hines—

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