Beres Hammond Livestream Concert Caps Reggae Month

Beres Hammond Livestream Concert Caps Reggae Month

[NEW YORK] – Fan postings of “G.O.A.T.” (greatest of all-time) on the Beres Hammond Facebook and VP YouTube live chat Sunday night highlighted the fan appreciation and pent-up demand for this first-class reggae performance.  The show resulted in more than 130,000 concurrent attendees on the livestream presentation.

The 90-minute concert was a parade of hits by the crooner, who’s celebrating a 40-plus year career.

Special Guest Performances
Marcia Griffiths (left) and Beres Hammond (right)
Marcia Griffiths (left) and Beres Hammond (right)

Special guest performances from Marcia Griffiths, Buju Banton and Popcaan underscored the timeless quality of the Beres Hammond stage show.  Plus, it cemented for many that they were witnessing the best in the business.

During his performance, Hammond shared that his “almost two years” off the touring circuit from fans, “hurt”.  Reggae Month in Jamaica presented the timing and opportunity to connect with fans again, albeit virtually. Beyond the success of his performance, the event garnered millions of impressions across social media and streaming platforms.

Social Media Success

The concert posted the largest live-streaming numbers from the VP YouTube channel. Resulting in over 100,00 concurrent and 600,000 post event views the first day. In addition, it earned the show the #2 Trending spot on YouTube’s LIVE page. Social media engagement was also at a high, with the term “Beres Hammond” trending #8 on Twitter. The engagement from fans throughout the week was a real joy to witness. Especially on Sunday Night. “This was a moment of pride that everyone could share,” said Christopher Chin, executive producer of the event and CEO of VP Records.

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 Buju Banton (center) and Beres Hammond (right)
Buju Banton (center) and Beres Hammond (right)
Broadcast Partnership

The broadcast was produced through a partnership with Harmony House Music, VP Records and Frame By Frame Productions. In addition to the association with the Reggae Month Secretariat in Jamaica’s Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport. Minister Olivia “Babsy” Grange was a part of the VIP Zoom party viewing the Concert online.  Grange had nothing but praise for Beres. “Jamaica is truly indebted to all our artistes. Especially their support teams for giving so generously of their talent and services.  As a result it made Reggae Month 2021 a resounding success.

When the likes of Beres Hammond steps forward in this way, you know we are doing something right. This kind of collaboration is good for the music and Jamaica, and his inspirational and uplifting performance was just what the country needed at this time”.

Host of Reggae Month Events

Reggae Month, the only month-long Reggae Festival in the world. It got going on January 31 with a church service at Kingston’s Fellowship Tabernacle, led by the affable pastor Al Miller. Since then, it has seen a rich diet of roots, rocking Reggae activities. Starting on Sundays from 3pm and Mondays to Saturdays from 6pm each evening. Activities throughout the month included Reggae Symposia (under the banner – Reggae University Series), Mega Concerts, culturally themed presentations and Awards Ceremonies.

Beres Hammond (left) and Popcaan (right)
Beres Hammond (left) and Popcaan (right)
Reggae Month Sponsors

The schedule of events was presented by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism. Leading partners were the Chase Fund, the Jamaica Tourist Board, the Tourism Enhancement Fund, and the CPTC with additional support from international media partners Reggaeville, Reggae Festival Guide, Surf a Reggae and Riddim Agency. Media Entities in Jamaica led by the RJR Communications Group, Gleaner, Observer and Irie FM gave invaluable support to Reggae Month.



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