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TONY REBEL TO HEADLINE THE 5TH ANNUAL AFRICAN LIBERATION DAY CONCERT, FOR DOWNTOWN KINGSTON!

BY SIMONE MORGAN—

 Tony Rebel—

VETERAN reggae singjay Tony Rebel is this evening’s headliner for the Fifth Annual African Liberation Day concert in the St William Grant Park in downton Kingston.

The free concert, hosted by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC), is slated for a 5:00 pm start.

“When a day is set aside to mark the liberation of a people it should be celebrated. Our forefathers worked hard for this and we have to follow suit so our children will follow,” Tony Rebel told the Jamaica Observer.

The Rastafari artist said he’s doing his part, but hoped the movement was bigger globally.

Bushman

Bushman

“I am willing to accept it where it is though. We need to see the unification of our race … I would like to see black people networking and be more supportive of each other” he said.Other acts scheduled to perform include Chezidek, Bushman, Charley B, Davianah and Elad.

Concert organiZer Angela Brown Burke, mayor of Kingston, said the occasion is an important one.

“African Liberation Day is a very important day on our calendar, reminding us of our rich history and the merging of the two cultures of Jamaica and Africa. It’s for this reason, we place such great emphasis on this event. This celebration is an important acknowledgement of the cultural influence of Africentrism on our identity as a people,” said Brown Burke.

On May 25, 1963, leaders of 32 independent African States met to form the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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