FREDDIE MC GREGOR & SHADOW
BROOKLYN AND WESTCHESTER, NY
EVERYBODY'S debuts its 2002 Caribbean entertainment series and its silver
anniversary with the Freddie McGregor & Shadow
Easter Concerts With Reggae Icon Freddie McGregor, Soca
Star Shadow And Ace Steelpan Player Ken "Professor" Philmore
Easter Weekend, Saturday, March 30 And Easter Sunday March 31.
- Whitman Hall, Brooklyn College, Nostrand And Flatbush Avenues At Ave. H,
Saturday, March 30 @ 8:00 P.M.
- Carib New York, 435 Main Street, New Rochelle, Easter Sunday, March 31st @
$30 And $35 At Brooklyn College Box Office And Ticketmaster.
Everybody's "Caribbean" Magazine (718) 941-1879.
FREDDIE McGREGOR & SHADOW
IN SPECTACULAR EASTER CONCERTS
Reggae icon Freddie McGregor, soca star
Shadow and steelpan composer Ken "Professor" Philmore are scheduled to
perform in two sizzling concerts on Easter weekend at Brooklyn College,
Saturday, March 30th and at Carib New York, New Rochelle, Easter Sunday, March
The positive vibes between Freddie
McGregor and Shadow were emitted in the studios of WLIB Radio one December
morning when the two music legends made guest appearances on the Dahved
Levy/Anne Tripp Show. The feeling that both music geniuses share something in
common--the love of music and the joy of doing concerts--resonated. It was
discovered that both stars for a very long time loved each other's music and
style but never met.
They are about to perform together for
the first time in what is billed as "Legends In Concert: Freddie McGregor
& Shadow." Freddie McGregor is coming with his eight-member band direct
from Kingston, Jamaica and fans are expecting him to render many of his hits,
including the classic "Big Ship."
Reggae columnist Winston Smith writes:
"Freddie in his live performances and records have thrilled millions with
his mellow magic and soothing tenor. This singer extraordinaire is set to
release his 37th album, simply titled ‘For You', a working title."
Last year and in 2000, Freddie joined John Holt & Ken Boothe for two sold
out performances with the British Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the London
Hammersmith Apollo. His song, "Lover's Rock", was featured in the
critically acclaimed HBO movie "Disappearing Act".
Shadow is backed by his Global Explosion
Band, the very band that gave him his super concert in Central Park last summer.
It is Shadow's first performance in the U.S. for 2002 and fans can't wait to see
him do his 2002 monster hit "Goumangala" and the number one and number
two soca tunes around the world for 2001, "Looking For Horn", and
Joining McGregor and Shadow is another
legend, Ken "Professor" Philmore, the renowned steelpan composer,
arranger and soloist who has toured with the Count Basie Orchestra and Duke
Ellington Orchestra. Ken "Professor" Philmore & Friends have been
captivating audiences across the Caribbean with funky and jazzy renditions. For
Trinidad & Tobago's 2002 carnival, the Professor composed the panorama tune
for the famous Invaders Steel Orchestra.