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Omari Banks to Play at West Indies Retired Players’ Foundation T20 Match

Omari Banks sitting on stairs for Moonsplash

On July 8th, 2017, All-Rounder Omari “Banko” Banks will come out of retirement for one day to take part in the West Indies Retired Players’ Foundation T20 Match.

The former cricketer-turned singer who recently concluded both a European and Floridian tour in support of his newly released “Sunlight” album, will grab his bat-and-ball and hit the cricket field at Kensington Park, Kingston, in Jamaica alongside some of the most notable names in cricket such as Pedro Collins and Jimmy Adams among others.

 In many ways besides my family, cricket and music are undeniably part of who I am, so It’s an honor to be invited to play. In many ways it feels like a school reunion, great to see old friends and peers. And for those who know me, even when I played I constantly traveled with my guitar, so it will come full circle when i perform for this audience

Ending a weekend consisting of the CWI/WIPA Annual Players’ Awards Ceremony and matches, the Soulful Reggae Rock Blues Omari Banks will then delight attendees with a musical performance of such hits as “Reggae Summertime, Naturally, Don’t Expect It” and more from his newly released SUNLIGHT album.

Proudly taking over the reins to deliver Eastern Caribbean Reggae to the international forefront, the crooner with yet another milestone in his soaring career will take the stage at the 36th annual 2017 Artscape alongside such names as world-famous Drummer. Taking place July 21st to the 23rd, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland Artscape, is America’s largest free arts festival which yearly attracts 350,000+ attendees, Omari will bring Anguilla’s musical vibes to the main stage Sunday, July 23rd at 3:30pm.

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“At six foot five, dark and handsome, with long dreadlocks and a cool Caribbean style, you can’t help but be drawn to Omari Banks, His music is dynamic and has many influences.” –  Huffington Post

Omari Banks, who commanded the stage with a Jimi Hendrix-reminiscent presence. Rocking a multicolored “Rolling Stones” cut-off tee, a bandana, leather pants and his signature dreads, Omari showed, in the revered words of Big Freedia, “He did not come to play — He came to slay.” – BET

… Omari Banks. With his dashing good looks, rockstar stage presence and impressive #singer #songwriter skills, the younger Banks is well poised to carry on his father’s legacy and take Anguillan reggae international.” – Forbes

He’s got a voice as calming as chamomile and #charisma that bubbles like a champagne toast. He’s not just a dynamic performer, he writes and composes most of his own songs. Between his music and his magnetic mojo, one of #Anguilla’s most beloved talents has the makings of an international superstar”. –  Vibe Magazine

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