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Stephen Marley @ Irving Plaza, New York City, NY on September 18, 2012

Stephen Marley @ Irving Plaza, New York City, NY on September 18, 2012

Photos & article by Maliika Walker

The NY Tri-State area forecasted possible tornadoes on September 18, 2012, but that didn’t keep concert goers from attending the Stephen Marley performance at Irving Plaza in NYC. The show was kicked off by the legendary Spragga Benz. Spragga torched the stage by firing up the audience with a performance with the band as well as acapella. Stephen Marley hit the stage soon after and blessed the audience with an incredible performance that lasted two hours. The show also included guest performances from Wyclef Jean, who joined Stephen on ‘No Woman No Cry’. Lee Jaffe, who played harmonica with Bob Marley & the Wailers, played on ‘Rebel Music’. Stephen’s son, Jo Mersa, also blazed the stage with a performance of his hit single,‘Bad So’. While the NYC area experienced torrential rain and wind, the audience at Irving Plaza enjoyed a storm of their own. Thank you Stephen Marley and guests for giving a performance in NYC that will surely not be forgotten.

The set list included the following songs and others. The list is in no particular order:

Spragga Benz

No Way No How
Dread Don’t Go Down
Shotta Culture
La La Lah
Stay The Same

Stephen Marley:

Reggae on Broadway
Chase Dem
Break Us Apart
Can’t Keep I Down
No Cigarette Smoking
Pale Moonlight
Work
Buffalo Soldier
Mind Control
Someone To Love
Jammin
Iron Bars (featuring Spragga Benz)
Bad So (Jo Mersa)
The Mission
Could You Be Loved
Rebel Music
Made In Africa
Tight Ship

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