Sheridan Opera House: Reggae Great, Luciano, Friday, 6/28
Music has run deeply throughout Luciano’s life.
Born Jepther Washington McClymont on October 20, 1964 in Davey Town, a small community located atop a hilly region on the road to Mandeville in the central Jamaican parish of Manchester. Luciano was raised in the Adventist church and sang in the church choir. His father Arthur passed away when Luciano was just 11 years old. He left behind a guitar he had built and as Luciano recalls, “through those early years, I fell in love with the guitar and started to learn to play, which I realized was showing love and respect to my father.” His beloved mother Sophie, who struggled to raise Luciano and his eight siblings, is also a gifted singer.
With the release of his landmark cd, Where There is Life, in 1995, Luciano emerged as one of the most important reggae singers in decades and the greatest hope for roots reggae’s revival in the digital dance hall era. Since that much acclaimed release, Luciano’s music, has been consistently praised for his music and Rastafarian representation.
Continue reading Luciano’s story here.
Luciano performs at the historic Sheridan Opera House Friday, June 28, 9 p.m. (Doors open at 8:30 p.m.)
Tickets – $25 GA floor, $30 reserved balcony – here.
For a preview, watch this video.
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