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The Wailers w/ Duane Stephenson 

When: Wed., May 11 2011
Price: $25 (adv.)
The epitome of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Wailers have been jammin’ for decades. Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold more than 250 million albums worldwide. Led by bassist, founding member, and current musical director Aston “Family Man” Barrett, the ensemble is on the road with a new three-singer lineup featuring vocalists Yvad, Koolant, and Danglin. Their spring tour of North America makes a stop on the IOP behind a new single titled “A Step For Mankind” (Oniric Records), which was written by songsmith Duane Stephenson specifically for the United Nations-affiliated World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. “For more than 40 years, the Wailers have been about spreading a positive message to our audiences,” says Barrett. “With the World Food Programme campaign, we want to get the word out beyond the audience. So even if these people can’t feel it musically, they can feel it spiritually.” On this tour, the band and Stephenson will be donating unused funds from the band’s hospitality riders directly to the United Nations’ World Food Program to help stop world hunger. Stephenson latest album Black Gold features a mix of ballads and roots reggae grooves.
— T. Ballard Lesemann


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