Roots reggae legend Ijahman Levi is this weeks special guest on Culture Cafe. Culture Cafe is hosted by Ras Tom-I every wednesday. Ijahman Levi has been putting out crucial roots reggae music for decades. We were able to catch up with Ijahman Levi and find out what’s going on with him. Be sure to tune in this on Wednesday! You can reach RAS TOM-I at firstname.lastname@example.org. ONE LOVE
About Ijahman Levi:
Ijahman Levi (born: Trevor Sutherland) has been on the cutting edge of Jamaica’s music for more than four decades. While his 1985 duet with his second wife, Madge, “I Do,” remains his best known tune, reaching the top position on the British music charts, Levi has continued to influence reggae and ska vocalists with his eclectic approach and songs of spirituality, love and humanity. Educated to the high school level in Kingston, Levi was mentored by vocal teacher Joe Higgs. Recorded his first single, “Red Eyes People,” under the guidance of Stranjah Cole for Duke Reid Productions, at the age of thirteen. Shortly after moving with his with his band, Vibrations, which he formed in 1965, Levi became a regular performer at the Q club. After the group’s disbanding, he formed Youth And Rudie And The Shell Shock, with which he performed until launching his solo career, as Youth, in 1966.
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