World Renowned Reggae Stars Will Take the Stage Following the Grand Opening of Museum Dedicated to the Iconic Reggae Star, While the PETER TOSH 420 Brand Will Sponsor Opening VIP Reception
September, 2016 (Kingston, Jamaica) — Following the recent announcement that his famed backing band “Word, Sound and Power” will reunite with original members at a benefit concert following the opening of the Peter Tosh Museum at the Re-Named ‘Peter Tosh Square’ at the Pulse Centre in New Kingston, Jamaica- it has been revealed that Jamaican reggae stars Chronixx and Luciano have also been billed to perform on Saturday, October 22nd! A VIP Reception for the Grand Opening is also planned and sponsored by PETER TOSH 420, in association with LIZADA CAPITAL, LLC. Further information can be found at www.PeterTosh.com.
Peter Tosh was a founding member of the groundbreaking reggae group The Wailers along with Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer. His work with the group, later solo career, social activism, and advocacy of the Rastafarian religion have left a lasting mark on not only Jamaican culture, but the world at large.
A self-taught guitar and keyboard player, Tosh and The Wailers became pioneers of the burgeoning reggae scene in the late 1960’s, and together they toured the world for over ten years. He left the band in 1973 to pursue his solo career and earned huge success with “Legalize It” and later solo releases. The project is promised to give fans a deeper look into the man behind the music. Tosh died at the age of 42 in 1987 during a tragic home invasion.
Other distinguished invited guests to the Museum opening include Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Minister of Information, Youth, Sports & Culture Olivia Grange, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett and Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller.
Tosh left behind a legacy that included countless hits, collaborations with artists such as Mick Jagger ( “Walk and Don’t Look Back”) and Keith Richards, and a family who have worked diligently in recent years on the Museum project and preserving his legacy.
When the Peter Tosh Museum officially opens its doors, Jamaicans and visitors from around the world will be able to see a large collection of never-before-seen Tosh memorabilia, as some of the treasures will be displayed to the public for the first time. Visitors will also be able to relive aspects of the non-conformist, futuristic and abundantly creative Tosh experience through sizzling audio and video recordings featuring the superstar, as well as iconic artifacts including his M16 guitar and beloved unicycle that became one of his favorite means of transportation. Also available will be exclusive merchandise for sale to the public.
Chronixx has “ignited a torch in people’s hearts the world over” and is “confidently lighting the path for an entire generation of youths to rediscover roots and culture”. Born Jamar Rolando McNaughton on October 10, 1992, Chronixx was musically nurtured from an early age by his father, dancehall artist Chronicle, and grew up surrounded by the likes of Burro Banton and Gregory Isaacs. Today, Chronixx is a respected artist in his own right. His first EP, Hooked on Chronixx, was released in 2011 and immediately put the budding artist on the radar of music lovers and industry heads alike with ‘Start A Fyah,’ ‘Warrior’ and breakout single ‘Behind Curtain’ standing out as a fan favorites far beyond Jamaican shores. The Dread & Terrible Project was released in April 2014, and he has since embarked on solo tours from the Americas to the Oceanic region; including sold out shows in New York, three shows in London, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Canada, and being the first band to do a 2-part tour of Jamaica.
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 survival in the digital dancehall era. Since that much acclaimed release, Luciano’s music has been consistently praised for imparting sentiments of spiritual salvation, ediﬁcation and humanitarian upliftment. “We are all children of the Most High God and as a Rasta man, I acknowledge that I am a child of Emperor Haile Selassie I because all of his teachings are in my songs,” he explains. “I am a child of a king and I just want my family and my fans to receive the blessings that God has given through me as a messenger and an instrument of peace.”
The Museum project is a joint-venture collaboration between the Peter Tosh Estate, Pulse Investments Ltd, and Andrea Marlene Brown.
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