On Assignment: Trench Town Rock

On Saturday, the 11th of May, I got an unexpected assignment that would lead me to the birthplace of reggae music; Trench Town. 

I was sent to cover Trench Town Rock, an annual concert put on by the family of Bob Marley to celebrate not just him, but the music that he and other pioneers helped to birth, in the same place where he grew up. The evening started with performers within the community,  giving a platform to various artistes and musicians.

Further into the evening,  the main show started and the crowd grew.  The night was filled with powerful performances from current and sure-to-be future legends of the industry, from Capleton,  Junior Reid and Bounty Killer,  to Assassin, Christopher Martin and Kabaka Pyramid. The night was capped off with electrifying songs from Stephen,  Julian,  and Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley,  with Stephen bringing Popcaan onstage for a guest verse.  It was a successful night of shooting and I’ve put my favourite images from the night below. For higher resolution versions,  just click here.  Enjoy!

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