- Friday 22:00 - Mainstage
Jepther Washington McClymont has reigned as the king of "conscious" reggae music for over 2 decades. As a young man, he was strongly attracted to the positive message of the "one love movement." He was called Luciano in comparison to the all-pervading vocals of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti. His voice resonates with impeccable tone, range and pitch.
In early 1993, Luciano The Messenjah collaborated with reggae ambassador Freddie McGregor on his "Big Ship Music" label, resulting in a UK chart topping cover of Cheryl Lynn's R&B hit "Shake it Up Tonight."
The versatile Luciano is capable of a smooth crossover from roots & culture, through R&B and disco, to blues and even country & western. In addition, he is a skilled autodidact: he taught himself instruments such as the guitar, flute and piano. What a musical talent!
As a prolific recording artist, he has released and collaborated on over 40 albums to date. Luciano’s career highlights include: receiving the “Key to Kansas City” in 1999; in 2007 he had an Order of Distinction awarded to him for his outstanding services representing Jamaica in the field of entertainment.
In 2018, his long-awaited album "In the Name of Love" was released, certainly expanding his fan base past new horizons.
And next up is Reggae Geel, together with The Jah Messenger Band!