New York, New York (February 13, 2014)
. Over the past few years the questions; is reggae and dancehall music dead? has been raised. This question depending on who it is presented to, can stir up a lot of feelings and spark up a good conversation. Yet, many find it hard to agree with anyone who answers that question with a YES. Photo: Shaggy with prime minister of Solomon Island Gordon Darcy Lilo
For the past few weeks international dancehall and reggae super star Shaggy has hit the road again due to the demand since the release of his recent album 'Out of Many One Music'.
After a successful charity event, which Shaggy raised 70 million JMD for Bustamante Children Hospital in Jamaica, he has hit the skies once again. Yet, the countries where he is scheduled to perform may sound a little unfamiliar to some, like Solomon Island. Solomon Island is a sovereign country consisting of a large number of islands in Oceania.Photo: Shaggy in Vanuatu Island
Hearing Jamaican artists travel to these parts of the world should be applauded. Each night they perform they are spreading the culture and raising the flag high. Shaggy is the first major superstar to perform on Solomon Island.
Shaggy is no stranger to traveling and touring the globe, yet he is always so humbled by the experience to bring the music to the people even in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
"Its always a good feeling to travel to these countries so far away from home and share my culture with them. Reggae and dancehall is very powerful" says Shaggy.Photo: Shaggy & Junior Gong at Raggamuffin Festival
These past few weeks Shaggy has performed at Raggamuffin Festival in Rotorua, New Zealand, Honiara, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea just to name a few. With the exception of Raggamuffin Festival, Shaggy has headlined all events and the year has just begun.
Shaggy will start his United States east coast performances starting February 15th stopping in
2.15.2013-------Miami Florida - 9 Mile Festival
2.25.2014-------Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl (SOLD OUT)
2.26.2014 ------Englewood, NJ - Bergen Performing Arts Center
2.27.2014-------Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
2.28.2014-------Atlantic City, NJ - Harrahs Resort
3.01.2014---------Norfolk, VA - The Norva