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Jamaica’s biggest star not surnamed Marley plays the Jupiter waterfront venue with special guest Reggae Force, presented by the Mashup Reggae brand
Jupiter, FL – June 21, 2019 – Roots Music, Inc. and Mashup Reggae present Jamaica’s very first dancehall superstar King Yellowman live at Guanabanas Island Restaurant & Bar during their weekly BIG WEDNESDAYS night, July 10, 2010. Special guest Reggae Force from Fort Lauderdale will kick off the night at 8 p.m. Show is free, open to those 21 and over. Guanabanas, the award-winning and popular waterfront venue, is located at 960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477.
“Yellowman is credited for assuming the mantle of reggae music when Bob Marley passed away and with taking it to another level,” says Talent Buyer Matt Cahur. “We are excited and honored about hosting a figure of his stature at Guanabanas.” Cahur founded Roots Music, Inc. more than 20 years ago and now manages rock and reggae acts, and produces and promotes local and regional concerts. He is also the venue’s lead sound engineer and hospitality master, and is an accomplished songwriter and guitarist to boot.
Born Winston Foster in Negril, Jamaica in 1950, Yellowman overcame the twin hardships of being born an albino and raised at the Maxfield Orphanage in Kingston to lead a prolific recording and touring career as Jamaica’s boastful and cheeky dancehall king. His first major break came in 1979 when he won the Tastee Patties Talent Contest. He began issuing major label and independent releases in the early 80s, spanning into the new millennium. He is best known for the hits “Me Kill Barnie”, “Operation Eradication”, and “Shorties”.
His latter era career has seen him collaborate the producer Philip Burrell, AKA Fatis and release music through the Ras label. Yellowman’s message has become more socially conscious, with tracks like “Stop Beat Woman”, which condemned domestic violence, and “Free Africa”, which spoke out against apartheid. Although his trademark rapid-fire delivery has slowed a bit, he remains a lyrical force and a dynamic live performer.
Reggae Force is made of up some of South Florida’s best reggae musicians, including one with Wailers pedigree: Junior Jazz on vocals and guitar, Aston Barrett, Jr. (son of bass player “Family Man”) on drums, Alaina Reed on bass, and Peter Pan “Sprangy” Williamson on keys. They also serve as backing band for Wayne Stoddart & Mystic Soul, and are getting set to release new album featuring their latest single “Ready for the Show!”
Mashup Reggae is a lifestyle media, entertainment and independent apparel brand with a strong focus on the roots of American and international reggae music. Listen live online at www.MashupReggae.com.
information about the concert and the venue, visitwww.Guanabanas.com or call
Guanabanas is an open air restaurant, bar and live music venue with woven tiki huts and banyan trees towering overhead, and hand-chiseled coquina stone pathways underfoot. The team maintains a laid-back, island atmosphere where everyone is welcome. The award-winning menu features a fusion of Latin, fresh Florida seafood and traditional Americana fare; an all-new brunch menu is available Saturdays and Sundays.
Guanabanas also offers a custom catering menu and signature cocktails. Executive Chef Vinny Trupia oversees the culinary operations and also manages a community garden at the neighborhood resource center El Sol. Guanabanas’ food truck can be booked for any event by calling 561.747.8878 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The establishment hosts recurring “Give Back Thursdays” to help the needs of the local community organizations, partnering with willing companies to help drive donations and money where needed, as well as giving away stage space to allow charities to showcase their cause. Past beneficiaries include the Surfrider Foundation, Martin Memorial Hospital, Haiti Relief Effort, the Brave Maeve Foundation, Freedom Flight for WWII Vets by the Martin County Firefighters, Furry Friends, and many others.
The live music venue has hosted some legendary artists in its 10 year history, including the likes of Michael Franti, Julian Marley, Turkauz, Inner Circle, Third World and Zach Deputy. Solo artists can be heard Saturday and Sunday mornings during brunch. On Saturday afternoons, a matinee show from 4 to 7 p.m. offers some of the region’s finest musicians. More info and the full schedule is available at www.Guanabanas.com.