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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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    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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    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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    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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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"

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

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