Reggae Star Anthony B Calls Windrush Generation ‘An Inspiration’

Anthony B returns to M-Town! - Reggae VibesJAMAICAN SINGER Anthony B has paid a moving tribute to the Windrush Generation at his concert in South London.

The veteran international Reggae artist was the headline act at this year’s Lambeth Country Show, held in Brixton on Sunday.

During the closing of his energetic performance, Anthony B told thousands of attendees that the Windrush Generation were an “inspiration”.

He said: “We want to close the show and show the whole world that we are a part of this message.

“Give it up for the Windrush generation, give it up for our ancestors, our grandfathers and grandmothers.

“This is what they leave, it is called a legacy, it’s called an inspiration.”

The star, whose real name is Keith Blair, added that there is no denying that Britain has been influenced by those who came from the Caribbean after World War II.

Anthony B to stage first Black and Proud concert in New York | Loop JamaicaHe added: “So if you don’t believe that we have brought nothing to this beautiful land of the United kingdom, look around you!

“Look at the culture, look at the music, look at the food, look at the dressing, look at the dancing, look at the style.”

The artist also quickly shut down any idea that nothing positive came from the the Windrush generation or their descendants and firmly said: “No man, don’t say that, man.”

“We Lillie [little] but we tallawah”, he added.

The well-known Jamaican proverb means we’re a small nation but we’re strong-willed and can do or achieve anything.

Anthony B Bringing One Love Concert To Israel and Gaza - Urban IslandzAnthony B’s comments were supported by the crowd, who cheered and applauded his tribute.

Anthony B is known for his extensive music catalogue addressing social issues and he has released over 30 albums throughout his successful career.

On Sunday in Brockwell Park, he also called for an end to knife crime.

Interrupting his performance, he said: “We don’t love talk, but I have to address this topic.

“Dancehall music and Reggae music is not about violence and we hear say the youths love stab up each other in London, they love use knife and kill each other.

“Listen to me brethren, we don’t want that.”

The star also encouraged the audience to raise their hands for peace and as a way to show “you don’t support violence.”

“Where are you going with gun and knives we don’t want it around here,” he said.

Anthony B is known for countless hit records including ‘Freedom Fighter’, ‘Hurt the heart’, ‘Fire Pon Rome’ and ‘Tease her’.

In March, he released his new album entitled ‘Bread and Butter’ to rave reviews.

Source: Reggae star Anthony B calls Windrush generation ‘an inspiration’ – Voice Online

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