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Friday, July 22, 2016

Beres Hammond, one of the undisputed kings of lovers rock, makes a rare appearance at Hard Rock Live

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 7:00 AM

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With a career that spans four decades and more than 20 albums, the Honorable Beres Hammond OJ (yeah, this guy received the Jamaican equivalent of a knighthood for his contributions to Jamaican music) is a living reggae legend. Known mostly for his work in lovers rock, a reggae subgenre that tends to eschew politics and Rastafarian symbolism in favor of soulful romantic pleas and declarations, Hammond often has more in common thematically with Sam Cooke than Peter Tosh. Even at the age of 60, Hammond's voice is as smooth as ever, and his most recent album, 2012's Grammy-nominated One Love, One Life, showed a new focus on socially conscious empowerment anthems, proving that this consummate artist has no intention of stagnating.

with Tarrus Riley | 10 p.m. Friday, July 22 | Hard Rock Live, 6040 Universal Blvd. | 407-351-5483 | hardrock.com/orlando | $50-$75


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