STAR-BULLETIN / NOVEMBER 2004
Go Jimmy Go is among the local acts scheduled to perform at Saturday's "Bomb Bucha" concert at Aloha Stadium.
Maxi Priest headlines revival of annual concert
After a brief hiatus, radio station Island 98.5 brings back its annual "Bomb Bucha" concert this weekend at Aloha Stadium.
"Bomb Bucha 2006"
» Place: Aloha Stadium
» Time: 5 p.m. Saturday
» Tickets: $20 (a limited number of $9.85 tickets also will be available)
» Call: 296-9850
This year's show combines old and new, with Maxi Priest headlining alongside local acts Go Jimmy Go, Lubei, O-Shen, Red Degree, Rizzen, Sashamon, Three Plus and the crew from Rukkus Entertainment. Bob Marley fans also have a reason to check this one out -- A Twist of Marley, an all-star band comprised of Kanalo's Jenn Wright and Zaysha Labrador, Milo Shade's Tiki Suan, Guy Cruz, Harold Kama Jr., Go Jimmy Go's Jason "Bison" Friedmann and B.E.T.'s Tim "Papa T" Troxell and Joe "JD" Daniels.
Priest, who turned 46 last week, originally caught the attention of listeners back in 1988, when "Wild World" broke into the Billboard Hot 100's Top 25 songs. He followed up with the smash hit "Close to You," which claimed the number one spot on the Hot 100 in 1990.
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O-Shen is also among the local acts scheduled to perform at Saturday's "Bomb Bucha" concert at Aloha Stadium.
By 1991, Priest was a bona fide superstar, performing alongside Roberta Flack on "Set the Night to Music" and skanking with Shabba Ranks on "Housecall." After dropping "That Girl" with Shaggy in 1996, he disappeared from the limelight for much of the next decade, although he did continue to tour on a regular basis.
Last year, Priest released "The Max," which featured a reprise of "Wild World" with help from former Fugees member Wyclef Jean. His next album is almost ready for fans, with the single "Makes Me Wanna Holla" already making the rounds.
Following the musical performances, "Bomb Bucha" attendees ages 21 and over will be invited to stick around for an after party, with DJ Galmiche spinning live in front of 10-foot-tall video screens. Those not old enough to drink will be allowed free entry into the E.K. Fernandez 50th State Fair from 10 p.m. to midnight.