August 20, 2023 -Popular Jamaican artiste Orville Richard Burrell CD, better known by his stage name Shaggy, is gearing up to dazzle audiences on the Saxon and Rampage stages, marking three decades since he achieved his first UK No.1 single with “Oh Carolina.”
Shaggy’s return to Notting Hill
Mr. Bombastic will be back in the spotlight with the announcement of his upcoming gig at Notting Hill, an annual Caribbean festival event.
This news comes on the heels of Jamaican reggae icon Shaggy, now 54, releasing the soca-inspired EP “In The Mood.”
The artiste has expressed great enthusiasm for this year’s Notting Hill Carnival, highlighting its global significance and the rich Caribbean culture it embodies.
He is eager to reconnect with his roots, celebrate in the streets, and showcase his latest EP, which encapsulates a diverse blend of dancehall, soca, reggae, and dance music.
Notting Hill Carnival: Schedule and highlights
Notting Hill Carnival will kick off on Sunday, August 27, beginning with J’Ouvert and the Children’s Day parade.
The following day, the Carnival community will take over the streets, bedecked in colorful, hand-made costumes that signify a year of united communities celebrating Caribbean culture.
Honoring history: Windrush generation and 50 years of Mas and sound systems
This year’s festivities hold special meaning as they celebrate both the Windrush Generation and five decades of Mas (Masquerade) bands and sound systems.
These anniversaries pay homage to the 75th year since HMT Empire Windrush first transported people from the Caribbean to the UK and the cultural legacy that followed.