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Kenyatta Hill and Andrew Tosh

Sons of Legends: Andrew Tosh and Kenyatta Hill to perform in Cape Town

International Reggae Promoter All Nations presents The Sons of the Legends: A tribute concert to the late great Peter Tosh and Joseph ‘Culture’ Hill where both their sons, Andrew Tosh and Kenyatta Hill will perform for the first time in Cape Town, South Africa.  Both Andrew Tosh and Kenyatta have continued with the legacy of their fathers through respective live performances across the world, and now finally will be showcasing in South Africa. Peter Tosh would have turned 74 on October, 19 while Joseph Hill would have turned 69 on August, 19 this year. The concert is scheduled for October 21, 2018 at Protea Sports Club in Retreat, Cape Town. A family day starting at 12 noon.

Andrew Tosh, Born Carlos Andrew McIntosh, 19 June 1967 is a Jamaican reggae singer and the son of Peter Tosh.  He is the nephew of reggae singer Bunny Wailer, also an original member of The Wailers.  Andrew has a strong vocal resemblance to his late father and like his father, rides the unicycle.

His first recording session was in 1985, produced by Charlie Chaplin and resulting in the single “Vanity Love”. After his father was shot dead in 1987, he performed two songs at his funeral, “Jah Guide” and “Equal Rights”.

He moved on to work with producer Winston Holness on his debut album, Original Man on ROHIT Records. This was followed in 1989 by a second album, Make Place For The Youth, which was recorded in the United States and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.

He toured with The Wailers Band in 1991. In 2004, he recorded an album of songs by his father, Andrew Sings Tosh: He Never Died. In 2010, he released an acoustic album dedicated to his father, Legacy: An Acoustic Tribute to Peter Tosh produced by himself, his girlfriend Dawn Simpson and legendary Handel Tucker. The album features a duet with Andrew and Kymani Marley a rendition of “Lessons in My Life” and a song entitled “I Am” which features Bunny Wailer. The album was nominated for a 2011 Grammy for Best Reggae Album.

Kenyatta Hill’s career began the day his father’s ended. Joseph Hill, singer and songwriter for the legendary Jamaican vocal trio Culture, collapsed and died while on a 2006 tour of Europe. To the amazement of promoters, fans and critics alike, Kenyatta stepped onstage and delivered electrifying performances time and again – nineteen shows in all – until the tour was complete. This was unheard of in any genre of music at any time. Kenyatta gave of himself so totally – as his father had for so many years – that the two seemed to become one, the eerily similar voices and the vibes igniting the critics and yielding a new reggae mantra “magic, not tragic!”

Kenyatta Hill - Afrikan

Influenced by elements of dancehall, grounded in the roots tradition and motivated to carry on his father’s work, Kenyatta set to writing – to finish songs that Joseph had started and create new music of his own. On his poignant debut single, “Daddy,” (Tafari Records), backed by a masterful roster of musicians including Sly Dunbar and Dean Fraser, and produced by Lynford “Fatta” Marshall, he confronted the emotional pain and uncertainty he felt after the loss of his father. While pursuing an active solo career  Kenyatta Hill keeps the Culture Legacy alive by thrilling old and new Culture fans with the classic sounds of  this legendary harmony group. On this 10th anniversary year  of the passing of the torch from father to son , Kenyatta continues as  lead vocalist of Culture  along with original  founding member Albert Walker and long time harmony singer Telford Nelson.

The Tribute to Peter Tosh and Culture Joseph Hill with Andrew Tosh and Kenyatta Hill – supported by the Reggae Girlz, and music by DJ Albert Bashmouth and Judah Roots – will take place on Sunday 21 October 2018 at Protea Sports Club in Retreat, Cape Town from 12pm – 9pm. Entrance fee is R150 at the door, there will be no tickets sold in advance. For more information contact: johnny2b1@hotmail.com

IG: @kenyattaculture | IG: andrewtoshmusic

 

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