Chronixx Bringing ‘Trouble’ to Free Show in New York’s Central Park
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Reggae’s Newest Superstar To Perform Alongside Junior Reid and Rice and Peas Crew at July 26 Concert Presented by LargeUp,
Okayplayer and Federation Sound
LargeUp, Okayplayer and Federation Sound have partnered to present a free show by reggae stars Chronixx and Junior Reid at Central Park SummerStage on Saturday, July 26th.
The show celebrates the respective 15th anniversaries of Okayplayer and Federation Sound, and marks Caribbean culture website LargeUp’s inaugural event at SummerStage. Taking place from 3 to 7 p.m. at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, it’s one of five Okayplayer Summer Concert Series events happening throughout the season.
Chronixx is reggae’s brightest new star. Just 21, he has already established himself as the leader of the roots revival that has re-energized Jamaican music in the last two years. Emerging internationally in late 2012 with his Major Lazer-produced Start A Fyah mixtape, Chronixx and his band Zincfence Redemption have sold out shows across major cities in Europe, UK and North America, including each of their five previous NYC engagements, and headlined stadiums in the Caribbean. This month’s SummerStage show, the final date on a U.S. tour in support of his acclaimed, independently releasedDread and Terrible project, marks his highest profile U.S. performance yet. Chronixx makes his U.S. television debut tonight on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight at 11:35pm EST on NBC.
Also performing is Junior Reid. One of reggae’s music’s most enduring acts, “JR” is best known to reggae fans for his iconic 1989 single “One Blood,” and his work fronting Grammy winners Black Uhuru. His distinctive “tu-tu tweng” vocal style is also known to generations of hip-hop and pop fans through his collaborations with such artists as Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, Fabolous and The Game.
Bringing the authentic bashment vibes are the Rice and Peas crew. A high-energy, NYC-based Caribbean party/movement that has gathered a loyal following of creative influencers, artists, musicians and dancers since its inception in 2007, Rice and Peas has brought diverse groups of people together in a unique environment where dancehall and Caribbean culture meet downtown. Federation Sound’s Max Glazer, LargeUp.com founder DJ Gravy and the silent killer Orijahnal Vibez handle DJ duties while Micro Don narrates the experience with raw energy, humorous ad-libs and infinite star power.
LargeUp is the premier global platform for Caribbean music, arts and culture. The daily-updated lifestyle website, founded in 2009, spotlights the unique sounds, styles, flavors, destinations and activities that define island culture, through high-quality journalism and uniquely vibrant photography. LargeUp’s mission of highlighting authentic Caribbean culture extends to special events including Winter Music Massive, the only reggae/dancehall party at WMC in Miami; the first authentic bashment party at South by Southwest; and pairing Caribbean stars Shaggy, Patra, Mr. Vegas and Bunji Garlin together with The Roots.
About The Okayplayer Network
Initially launched in 1999 by Questlove as a way for The Roots and a few like-minded artists to communicate directly with fans, Okayplayer has grown into a multi-platform entertainment and media company that releases original music, videos, interviews and more from a wide range of artists. Just as The Roots have become the unofficial house band for hip-hop (even pop music across the board) as the musical backbone of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Okayplayer has become the music purist’s general destination for new sounds.
About Federation Sound
Founded in 1999 by Max Glazer and Kenny Meez, Federation Sound is celebrating 15 years of spreading reggae and dancehall to the world. Federation has been dedicated to pushing the envelope and finding new and creative ways to share their love of the music while working with virtually all of the top names in reggae including Sean Paul, Shaggy, Mavado, Baby Cham, Chronixx and many more.