Richie Innocent delivers at Garvey celebration
Dub poet Richie Innocent recently delivered a soul stirring performance at the annual IRIE FM Marcus Garvey Celebration which was held to commemorate the 129th anniversary of the birth of Jamaica's first national hero.
The outspoken entertainer who was accompanied onstage by his two sons during his performance, brought the house down with a poem titled Community. During his set, Richie Innocent also spoke to the audience about the importance of Garvey's teachings and philosophies.
"It was a great honour to perform at the Marcus Garvey celebrations once again. The audience showed me a lot of love, especially when I brought my two sons onstage - Ricky and Kivu. Ricky was born on Marcus Garvey's birthday. I've always taught him and his younger brother about the importance of Garvey's teachings, so being onstage with me at this event was a really big moment for both of them," said Richie Innocent.
The performance at the Marcus Garvey Celebration was his first on local soil since he returned to the island from the US earlier this month.
"I was recently in the US for a brief stint. While I was there, I did some promotional work. I also performed on Ras Takura's show at the Nuyorican Poets CafE, which was billed as Ras Takura and Friends. This was also another great experience. I always have a wonderful time when I perform in New York," he said.
Richie Innocent is working on a number projects, including a soon-to-be released EP.