On June 14 th, 2019 at the ALGONQUN COMMONS THEATRE, 1385 Woodroffe Ave Ottawa Ontario Canada ShartyB presents Legend of the Caribbean the concert series with Reggae Icon “LUCIANO” also feature RAS LEE, JAH CUTTA, MACKENDY, MASTER RUFF AND SHAKARA an event honoring the Arts and Craft of people in the reggae fraternity.
We invite all lover of Roots Rock Reggae to a beautiful environment with these performers who had tirelessly prepared a full course meal of music.
LUCIANO Singer/songwriter, musician and producer, Jepther Washington McClymond has reigned as the king of “conscious” reggae music for over 2 decades. Born in Dayton in the parish of Mandeville, Jamaica, Luciano was influenced by reggae icons such as Bob Marley and Dennis Brown. As a youth he was heavily drawn to the positive message of the “one love movement”. Dubbed Luciano in comparison to the all-powerful vocals of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, his voice resonates with impeccable inflection, tone, range and pitch.
JAH CUTTA For the last 20 years, there has been a rumble in the lion’s den. Finally, Jah Cutta has decided its time to roar. Early successes overseas lead to his success at home in Montreal. Renowned for his ferocious live performances, Jah Cutta has shared the stage with some of music’s greatest entertainers including Peter Tosh, The Wailers, Gregory Issacs, Beenie Man and Buju Banton Thievery Corporation, Mix Master Mike and Public Enemy. With 4 records to his credit, Jah Cutta is getting ready to release a 6song ep. It is a collaboration with Piratas Urbanos featuring Jean Michel “Gambeat Dercourt & David Bourguignon.
RAS LEE Born Lee Morris in 1952, in Montego Bay Jamaica, comes from a family of rich musical credentials. Growing up in Montego Bay, his mother Mertella Morris was a choir leader in the Church of God of Prophecy where a young Ras Lee started singing in Sunday School. He would later sing for the church in various locations around the island. His father, Thomas Morris, known as Anancy, was a well-known lead singer of a Calypso band and worked at the various resort hotels in Montego Bay. Again, a young Ras Lee started working with his dad appearing in some of the shows.
Haitian born singer/songwriter Mackendy is a trilingual artist living in Ottawa, Ontario. His musical style is a mixture of Reggae, Zouk, R&B & Kompa. He has a smooth, rhythmic feel that is full of passion. The sincerity of his music comes from his life experiences that can be heard on his 2006 EP “Se Pou Yo.” Mackendy has toured for 2 years in Ontario with “Les Heritiers De Champlain” in celebration of the 400 years of French presence in Canada. He was also a part of the stage show “Cabaret Poezic” working with producer Laurent de Crombrugghe and artist director André Perrier.