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Saturday 2nd September saw the Preston Caribbean Carnival fundraiser: One Park "Music in the Park" festival at Cuerden Valley Park, Preston .........

The day was a fun-packed day, with fantastic entertainment, good food and drinks and to top the day glorious sunshine.  Headlining the event were The Mighty Twinkle Brothers, a Jamaican Reggae band who were formed in 1962 by brothers Norman and Ralston Grant.  The group went on to win various talent competitions and in 1966 they recorded their debut single "Somebody Please Help Me" and worked with various producers.  After working on the island's hotel circuit in the 1970's playing a mixture of calypso, soul, pop and soft reggae, they began producing their own recordings and released their debut album "Rasta Pon Top" in 1975.

Supporting The Twinkle Brothers were Homegrown, an internationally acclaimed UB40 band, and after having the pleasure of listening to them, you can understand why.  Second only to UB40 themselves, their authentic sound is created by musicians who have played on the professional music scene, worldwide for many years.  Their attention to detail and uncanny vocal sound-a-like is what forces Homegrown to the forefront of the tribute band circuit as they emulate what others only attempt.  Endorsed by UB40, the band will entertain any size crowd in any venue, anywhere in the world to the highest standard expected of any professional live music act.

We also had the pleasure of singer songwriter Tenna Star performing.  Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Tenna started his career as part of a gospel Tenn's Brothers, a gospel group formed by his mother.  it was here that Tenna performed with his brothers.  Continuing with his career with a dancehall vibe, and performing alongside artists such as Buju Banton and Mr Vegas, Tenna started performing on various stage shows around the island.    After recording his first single "Close To You" he went on to record for various record labels.  After arriving in the UK in 1994, he is considered one of the UK's finest vocalist, as his career goes from strength to strength.

Another support act E&I Collective also entertained us on the day with an excellent performance.  This Reggae | Hip Hop | Fusion band from Manchester bring a beat to get  you rocking.  Bringing sweet reggae vibes with their unique sound and melodies they appeal to anyone and everyone.

Hosted by Sweet T from Moods Radio, the day also featurered various sound systems including Operation Sound System, Bubbla, North Fiyah & Pheonix.  A great day was had by all ..................

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