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Dubplates, Ky-Mani to score with concert

Saturday, December 09, 2017

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AMERICAN reggae band The Dubplates will be performing alongside Ky-Mani Marley as part of a special concert and football match in Charleston, South Carolina, next year.

The match is slated for March 31, 2018 at the MUSC Health Stadium. The concert will also feature Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys, and dancehall star Future Fambo.

David “Big Hair” Brisacher, a member of The Dubplates, recently visited the island to meet up with Marley to finalise arrangements for the concert.

“Everything is set, all contracts have been signed. Ky-Mani is looking forward to the Marley Cup concert and football match, especially the football because he wants to show off his new football club in Falmouth,” he said.

Marley, son of late reggae superstar Bob Marley, is owner of the Falmouth United Football Club in Trelawny.

The sporting component involves a five-a-side football match for the inaugural Marley Cup, between US soccer franchise team the Charleston Battery and Marley's Falmouth United football team.

Last week, The Dubplates grabbed the pole position on the Billboard Reggae charts with their album, Box Full of Steel. Big Hai, along with Daddy Brady, are the principal producers of The Dubplates' Box Full of Steel.

The album's sales was boosted by the recent success of their Uh Huh single, featuring Yellowman and Papa Robbie. A video for the Uh Huh single has been a fixture on local charts since September.

“We are really pleased with how the Jamaican public have taken onto the Yellowman and Papa Robbie collaboration and we are releasing the second single soon,” Big Hair said.

The next single and video slated to be released is Drunken Master, featuring Fambo.

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