Calling Jimmy Cliff's 2012 record Rebirth might be an overstatement — to be reborn, first you have to die, as Salmon Rushdie says — but the record marked a return to his roots-reggae past. Rebirth ties in a distinct Occupy tone. Cliff's soft voice over punctuated rhythms can soothe without losing a social conscience. Now on the Many Rivers Crossed Tour, 40 years after his work in The Harder They Come, Cliff hits the venerated rock venue First Avenue to share his classics. 18+.
Thu., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., 2013