This Wednesday, November 11th tune into the Reggae Makossa show for an exclusive pre-recorded interview with the late reggae legend Lucky Dube. REGGAE MAKOSSA is hosted by the world famous Makeda Dread. The show airs Thursday, June 21st on the Bigupradio.com Steady Rockin’ Roots station. Tune in this and every Thursday for the Reggae Makossa show! ONE LOVE
About LUCKY DUBE:Lucky was born on 3rd August,1964, in Ermelo, Eastern Transvaal, South Africa. At the age of 9 Lucky was chosen as library assistant at his school. His desire to learn about the rest of the world and South Africa’s controversial history had him immediately immersed in the world of literature.It was here that he became acquainted with the Rastafarian religion, discovering it in an Encyclopedia. He also read about the music which is synonymous with Rastafarianism – REGGAE. His interest grew the more he read and found out, and soon he was working and earning enough money to buy Peter Tosh albums (which were the only Reggae albums available in South Africa at the time). Whilst he was at school he founded his first band – THE SKYWAY BAND – and raised enough money to buy his first guitar from a stage play he produced. His talents soon came to the attention of Richard Siluma, who was a distant relative and a record producer, and it was clearly evident to Richard that Lucky had a huge talent and a wonderful potential as a mbaqanga singer.
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