Thursday, August 16, 2012

Reggae fans flock to Jerusalem

If you like to bop up and down to mellow reggae beats, your destination this summer should be Israel, not Jamaica.

On Aug. 28, reggae legends Barrington Levy and Alpha Blondy, among others, will be headed to Jerusalem for the Zion Reggae Festival.

Blondy, who is from Côte d'Ivoire, is known for occasionally singing in Hebrew and Arabic. He has a song called Jerusalem, and another called Yitzhak Rabin, written in memory of the late Israeli prime minister after his assassination in 1995.

It will be Blondy's first concert in Israel in 20 years.

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