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  • Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff opens the 2012 season of Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park.
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    Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff opens the 2012 season of Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park.
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  • Bob Boilen, Brooklyn native and host of NPR Music's All Songs Considered, introduces the show.
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    Bob Boilen, Brooklyn native and host of NPR Music's All Songs Considered, introduces the show.
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  • Launched in 1979, Celebrate Brooklyn is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals.
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    Launched in 1979, Celebrate Brooklyn is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals.
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  • Cliff performed hits such as "Harder They Come," "You Can Get It" and his version of "Wild World."
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    Cliff performed hits such as "Harder They Come," "You Can Get It" and his version of "Wild World."
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  • The crowd went nuts for Cliff's older material, such as the "Miss Jamaica Medley."
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    The crowd went nuts for Cliff's older material, such as the "Miss Jamaica Medley."
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  • Despite an unseasonably cool June evening, the Prospect Park Bandshell was packed.
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    Despite an unseasonably cool June evening, the Prospect Park Bandshell was packed.
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  • The 64-year-old reggae legend performed for more than 90 minutes.
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    The 64-year-old reggae legend performed for more than 90 minutes.
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  • Cliff ended the evening with "Wonderful Word/Beautiful People" while the audience sang along.
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    Cliff ended the evening with "Wonderful Word/Beautiful People" while the audience sang along.
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Jimmy Cliff In Concert

June 5, 2012Hear the legendary reggae artist play nearly 50 years' worth of hits during an outdoor concert in Brooklyn's Prospect Park Bandshell.

Reggae royalty Jimmy Cliff kicked off the 34th annual Celebrate Brooklyn performance arts festival on June 5 with a 90-minute performance at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn's Park Slope neighborhood.

Set List
  • "You Can Get It"
  • "Ruby Soho"
  • "Treat the Youth Medley"
  • "Wild World"
  • "Rebel Rebel"
  • "Planet Earth"
  • "Afghanistan"
  • "World Upside Down"
  • "King of Kings/Miss Jamaica Medley"
  • "Many Rivers to Cross"
  • "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah"
  • "I Can See Clearly"
  • "Bongo Man"
  • "One More"
  • "Harder They Come"
  • "Sitting In Limbo"
  • "Wonderful World/Beautiful People"
Credits

Audio engineer: Ed Haber, WNYC; Host: Rita Houston, WFUV;

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