under the reggae month, Jamaica will celebrate the birth of the so-called “Heir Prince” of Reggae, the great Dennis Brown.
The first of them will take place this Wednesday 1 February, organized by the Reggae Industry Association of Jamaica (It should be noted that February was officially declared Reggae Month in, for its acronym in English), at a free event called “Revolution, celebrating the crown prince” to be held at Festival Market Place next to the Waterfront in Kingston.
In this show - which celebrates the 66 Brown's birth anniversary- will participate Chris Martin, George Nooks, Ras-I, Shanice Sewell, Rissa and Miguel.
Before, the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will organize a meeting at Brown's resting place in Kingston's National Heroes Park with the motto “Remembering Dennis Brown”, in which the Minister of Culture and presenter will be present Olivia “Babsy” Grange and the revered musicians Dean Fraser, Chinna Smith and Inna De Yard – Bingistra Movement.
The musical celebrations for the vocalist will continue this Thursday 2 February with a second tribute concert as part of the event “Original Dancehall Thursdays”, show that will have names like Lutan Fyah, Althea Hewitt, Fred Locks y Droop Lion, also in Kingston.
and not only this, well on sunday 5 February another tribute event will be held, not just for dennis, but also for another leading character in the Reggae Month, as it is Bob Marley, whose birthday is next 6 February.
It's about a party at the Kingston Dub Club called “Tribute to the Legends”, the “Rey” and the “Heir Prince”, con música del Rockers Sound Station.
Dennis Emmanuel Brown nation the 1 February 1957 and from a very young age he was attracted to music, with the support of his father, Arthur Brown, journalist and screenwriter, and his brother Basil.
who later became known as the “Heir Prince”, was born and raised on Orange Street, known worldwide as Beat Street, a central point for music in Kingston, and just steps from home, classic Jamaican Ska brought to life in the recording studios.
His career started early when he was just nine years old., standing on beer crates, while singing in concerts with the calypso band Byron Lee and the Dragonaires.
Later, in his preteens, would go on to record for producer Clement Dodd releasing his debut album No Man Is An Island in 1970.
And from there began a prolific career getting to publish more than 70 albums until his early death on 1 July 1999, with only 42 years.
His influence both in Jamaica and the world is reflected in his recent inclusion in the list of 200 best singers in the history of Rolling Stones Magazine.