In an interview with the media, upon his arrival, Donaldson promised a magnificent show.
“Well, its one bucket I have; its full of Reggae music enuh. And that is what I want to offer to people: love, unity… if these songs that I am going to sing are on the lips and the minds of the people, then everything is going to be OK,” he said.
Eric Donaldson has been composing and recording songs since 1964. He rose to national stardom in 1971 with his winning entry in the annual Jamaican Festival Song Competition, with the mega-hit Cherry Oh Baby then followed up with Sweet Jamaica in 1977, Land of My Birth in 1978, Proud to Jamaican in 1984 and Big it Up in 1993. In 1995 he scored again with Join the Line and then Peace and Love in 1997.