FRIDAY 2 AUG - Gold Stage
GENRE: Roots Reggae
🔥 Stephenson’s musical journey was heavily influenced by his uncle, the lead singer of the Riddim Kings Band, who moulded his talent from a young age
🔥 His work has contributed to hits for reggae giants like Morgan Heritage, Gyptian, and Jah Cure, showcasing his prowess as a songwriter beyond his solo career
🔥 “A Step for Mankind,” his collaboration with The Wailers, serves as the global theme song for World Hunger Eradication Day, underlining his impact beyond the music industry
Duane Stephenson is a legendary reggae artist from the heart of August Town, Jamaica. His soulful voice and stirring lyrics have touched the hearts of millions around the globe. His music is an irresistible combination of powerful social commentary and heartfelt romance, showcasing his incredible talent and versatility as an artist. Whether singing about love, loss, or hope, Stephenson never fails to inspire, and his music can uplift and unite people from all walks of life.
Stephenson is a legendary figure in the reggae scene. His debut album, “From August Town,” produced by Dean Fraser, is considered a significant moment in the history of reggae music. It was widely acclaimed for its authenticity and soul-stirring sound, establishing Stephenson as a true reggae icon. His subsequent albums, “Black Gold” and “Dangerously Roots,” are equally influential and demonstrate his commitment to music that entertains, enlightens, and uplifts.
Collaborations with artists like Mutabaruka and The Wailers further cement his status as a force to be reckoned with. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this reggae giant perform on our Gold Stage!