Junior Kelly, who is among Jamaica’s finest Conscious Voices, Songwriter extraordinaire and Reggae Music’s most prolific exponent, released his 10th studio album “Urban Poet” for Austrian based label Irie Vibrations. The album is a masterpiece that Junior Kelly describes as “Pop Culture”, where Roots & Culture meets Pop. It is an eclectic mixture of sounds combining incredible live riddims, exciting musicianship and vocal artistry at its best. Junior Kelly was extremely happy with the outcome, as it was the first time he was able to have such artistic freedom. He states “it was an absolute pleasure working with Irie Vibrations as they listened to me and gave me full autonomy to express myself.”

It was Junior Kelly’s game changing roots reggae mega hit single “Love So Nice” that established him as a star throughout Jamaica in the year 2000. Kelly’s breakthrough song pondered a universal question most people ask at least once: “If love so nice, tell me why it hurt so bad?” Kelly’s commanding juxtaposition of precisely timed, deejayed rhymes and melodic singing, coupled with his vivid story telling abilities, took the song to the top of the Jamaican charts, a position it held for 15 weeks, making it the island’s longest charting number one tune for 2000, the last of it’s kind to date, and brought about a stunning introductory album for US based Distributor VP Records, of the same name “Love So Nice”, which was released on[nbsp]January 25, 2001.

The success of this epic song and colossal album created an enthralling introduction to the global music landscape, and formed a demand for Kelly’s music throughout The Caribbean, North America, Europe, Asia and the World at large, with sold out concerts, establishing him as a headline act and a significant force within the highly competitive Reggae landscape, in addition to earning numerous awards and achieving major success on several international charts.

Junior Kelly, who is among Jamaica’s finest Conscious Voices, Songwriter extraordinaire and Reggae Music’s most prolific exponent, released his 10th studio album “Urban Poet” for Austrian based label Irie Vibrations. The album is a masterpiece that Junior Kelly describes as “Pop Culture”, where Roots & Culture meets Pop. It is an eclectic mixture of sounds combining incredible live riddims

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SUPPORT: JAHBAR I

Being the Son of one of Jamaica's most respected Musician (George Miller aka “Dusty” Drummer and Bandleader of legendary FirehouseCrew), it seemed natural that Artiste Jahbar I would follow in his father's path. Just 21, he has already recorded a number of songs for Jamaican and European producers, impressing all with his unique delivery.
Jahbar I's love for music developed at an early age, as there was no way around, being not with his Father at the Studio, Rehearsals needier Live Performances. Naturally he started on drums, having watched his father George, who is also a producer, paved the way for Jahbar I. As a toddler, he made numerous appearances on stage alongside roots luminary Luciano JahMessenjah, whose official band was The Firehouse Crew, dancing and 'holding a vibration'.

Einlass: 20:00 Uhr
Beginn: 20:45 Uhr

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Wann / Datum ...
Do, 24.10.2019 20:00 - 23:00
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Projektgebäude Kulturbahnhof Jena, 07743 Jena, Deutschland
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