Africa Oyé Festival confirmed that reggae legend Marcia Griffiths is on board to headline the festival this year.
Known as “The Queen of Reggae”, Griffiths’ illustrious career has spanned six decades both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other top reggae performers. As the duo Bob and Marcia, Griffiths and Bob Andy hit #5 in the UK charts with their 1970 hit “Young Gifted and Black”. From there she moved on to sing with the I-Threes supporting Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Her classic hit “Electric Boogie” spawned international dance craze The Electric Slide and reached #51 on the Billboard Hot 100. Not only was this her most successful single, it still reigns as the highest selling single by a female reggae singer.
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Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2011
12:30pm-9:30pm on both days
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