Jamaicans remember Dennis Brown
Jamaicans on Saturday observed the 63rd anniversary of the birth of the late reggae singer Dennis Brown, with a cultural gathering at his resting place at the National Heroes Park in Kingston.
Held under the theme 'Remembering Dennis Brown', the event saw several cultural leaders and members of the reggae fraternity in attendance.
Denzil Thorpe, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, brought a message and laid a floral tribute on the shrine of the late reggae legend on behalf of portfolio minister, Olivia Grange.
Grange said that Dennis Brown was one of Jamaica's favourite child stars. She also urged talented young people to follow their musical dreams, and encouraged them to exploit modern technology while doing so.
Dennis Brown was born on February 1, 1957, and died on July 1, 1999. His prolific career began in the late 1960s when he was jus11 years old. He recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the major stars of lovers' rock, a subgenre of reggae.
Bob Marley cited Brown as his favourite singer, dubbing him 'The Crown Prince of Reggae'.