Jimmy Cliff at Celebrate Brooklyn! (SLIDE SHOW)

Jimmy Cliff, the veteran reggae star, kicked off the Celebrate Brooklyn! summer season at Prospect Park.

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  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

  • Photograph: wagz2it

Photograph: wagz2it

Kicking off the 34th annual season of Celebrate Brooklyn!, reggae legend Jimmy Cliff ventured across the East River to perform in Prospect Park on Tuesday. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence—and what better way to celebrate than an evening spiced with Mr. Cliff’s famed island rhythms? Wasting no time, Cliff opened his set with 1972 crowd-pleaser “You Can Get It if You Really Want It.” He threw in a twist, following the summertime anthem with his cover of Rancid’s “Ruby Soho,” as featured on Sacred Fire, a new EP produced by Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong. TONY photographer wagz2it captured the outdoor extravaganza.

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