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Under the Jamaican influence: Chris Brown and his affection for Jamaica

'Bruk Off Yuh Back' remix, a performance alongside Elephant Man and the King of R&B hints at a new potential dancehall collaboration. All the details are here

Chris Brown, heading for Under the Influence – The Jamaican Edition

It’s been 13 years since Chris Brown last performed in Jamaica and undoubtedly the island waits with bated breath to witness one of the greatest performers of this time. His love affair with Jamaica and Jamaican artistes dates as far back as the early 2000s when the ‘Energy God ‘Elephant Man jumped on the ‘Wall to Wall’ remix.

The pair have had iconic stage moments at Reggae Sumfest 2010 and in the diaspora. Chris Brown’s love for dance and high-energy performances have no doubt drawn him to Jamaican culture and influence. His recent collaboration with Konshens on the 'Bruk Off Yuh Back' Remix is another ode to Jamaican culture. We hear there may be another Jamaican collab in the making too, and this came after earlier this year he shared his own remix for Byron Messia's smash hit single, 'Talibans'.

VEW live promoter, Ryan Burke alongside Solid Agency CEO, Sharon Burke (Jamar Cleary)

In a career that has seen the highest and lowest points in entertainment, Chris Brown epitomizes an artiste with heart and his resilience knows no bounds. The singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and actor is one of the most successful R&B singers of his generation, referenced by many contemporaries as the "King of R&B". Brown’s Under the Influence tour has grossed $11,701,185 USD with an estimated 122,718 tickets sold globally. This Jamaican leg will continue the upward trajectory of the tours success and will also cement the Island’s National stadium as an iconic venue for Caribbean entertainment. This after hosting among other events, Buju Banton’s Long walk to Freedom and Burna Boy’s Love Damini Tour.

The entire BZR weekend will kick off on Friday, August 25 at the 'Haute Jamaica' followed up by 'Memba Dis', a salute to sound system culture in Jamaica and will host the Immortal Stone Love and Renaissance Disco.

Jada Kingdom, to host the Rise & Toast Brunch (Rojhay Anderson)

On Saturday, August 26, It’s the 'Rise & Toast Brunch' featuring Host Extraordinaire by dancehall diva, Jada Kingdom at Hope Gardens and later the ‘Indigo Soirée’ featuring Walshy Fire.

The main event is set for Sunday, August 27, headlined by R&B phenomenon Chris Brown while dancehall stars such as Aidonia, Teejay, Ding Dong, and rising sensation Byron Messia alongside Sean Kingston and others, will take place at Jamaica National Stadium with the 'Under The Influence' title.

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Kymani Brown
Kymani Brown
2023년 8월 10일


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