By Steve Osaka
Reggae artists from Jamaica on Saturday came together to pay tribute to the fallen reggae legend Bunny Wailer who would have turned 74 years old on Saturday.
The artists Chronixx, Popcaan, Tony Rebel, Zamunda and Bunny Wailer’s son Asadenaki pre-recorded show at his home in Weymouth Drive called “Rootsman Skanking.”
Bunny Wailer who was also referred to as ‘Jah B’, was honoured with high-energy performances from the artists.
His protégé Spragga Benz remembered being nurtured by Bunny Wailer.
Chronixx did a rendition of Bunny’s “Ram Dancehall” followed by “Keep It Moving”.
“He charted new territory in music and left a legacy for our nation and the world. He capably played the supporting role when necessary but when his time came, he played his leading role with equal capability” Was a tribute from Reggae artist Ibo Cooper.
Tony Rebel also showcased Bunny’s rendition “Crucial” relating it to the current struggle with the Corona pandemic.
Closing the show was Bunny’s son, Asadenaki who eulogised his father with the need to preserve his legacy.
“His determination to own and preserve his image and works made me pledge to do the same with my own works and his legacy,” said Asadenaki.