The Wailers lively up Havana New Hope Dec. 6

(Photo: Tsuneo Koga)

(Photo: Tsuneo Koga)

The Wailers will be playing at Havana for one night, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary and re-release of their renowned 1984 album Legend. The emblematic reggae group will be performing the album in its entirety throughout their tour.

Named by Time Magazine as the “Best Album of the 20th Century” and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine‘s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Legend is also the best-selling reggae album of all time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide.
Legend is a sure example of how music that moves people will always stand up to the test of time,” said lead singer Dwayne “Danglin” Anglin. “We honor the songs on Legend to spread the message of Rastafari across the globe on our musical journey.”

Reggae music is still defined to a large extent by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers. It’s their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what’s followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the “one-drop” reggae sound. Their nucleus formed in 1969, when Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh recruited the Barrett brothers, bassist Aston “Family Man” and drummer Carly, from Lee Perry’s Upsetters to play on hits such as Lively Up Yourself, Trenchtown Rock, Duppy Conqueror, and many more besides.

Apart from Marley, the Wailers have performed with international acts such as Sting, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, as well as reggae legends Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and Burning Spear.

The Havana show on Dec. 6 starts at 8 p.m.; doors/will call at 6 p.m. Tickets are General Admission Standing Room Only. Advance $35.00, Day of Show $40.00. Buy online or call (215) 862-1933.

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