Philanthropists; powerhouse, chart-topping musicians; dearest companions to Bob Marley—The Wailers are called the "greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition." Between strongly supporting the United Nation's World Food Programme, performing alongside the biggest names in modern music, and counting how many millions of records they've sold (something in excess of 250), the Wailers get back to the root of it all. For one night only, the iconic band plays their iconic album Uprising, the final record released during Marley's lifetime, in its entirety. "Redemption Song" performed live from the men who did it first—if that doesn't make your heart sing, better check your pulse, bredda.
Fri., Dec. 9, 9 p.m., 2011