Preview: Jimmy Cliff – Close & Personal @ Subterania (London; Friday 24th May 2019)

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This is a rescheduled show due to personal injuries, but the wait will be worth it. From Jamaica to London, Jimmy Cliff’s legacy projects power. As one of the older legends still hitting the music scene, Cliff’s vocals are as powerful as ever, his shows intense and fierce.

For reggae and ska fans, this is an unmissable show, with classics like ‘The Harder They Come’ and ‘You Can Get It If You Really Want’. Cliff’s is a voice most households will be familiar with. So profound is his impact on the Jamaican diaspora, that the country awarded him their highest honour, the Order of Merit for achievements in the arts.

Subterania is a perfect hive for global sounds, and if this is anything like Cliff’s track record of performances, for the audience it will feel like going to musical church.

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