OJAI UNDERGROUND – Tribute To Toots Hibbert Live Broadcast Performance
September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us Saturday, September 19th for a Live Broadcast Performance by Bernie Larsen & Erci Sullivan, in tribute to Toots Hibbert! Known as the father of reggae, Toots sang in a soulful tone and wrote songs with subtle social commentary, helping bring the sounds of Jamaica to the world.
Toots and the Maytals, originally called The Maytals, were a Jamaican musical group, one of the best known ska and rocksteady vocal groups. The Maytals were formed in the early 1960s and were key figures in popularizing reggae music. Frontman Toots Hibbert is considered a Reggae pioneer on par with Bob Marley. His soulful vocal style has been compared to Otis Redding, and led him to be named by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Singers. Their 1968 single “Do the Reggay” was the first song to use the word “reggae”, coining the name of the genre and introducing it to a global audience. The Oxford English Dictionary credits Toots and the Maytals in the etymology of the word “Reggae”. As Island Records founder Chris Blackwell says, “The Maytals were unlike anything else … sensational, raw and dynamic.” Toots Hibbert died on September 11, 2020, at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica, due to complications of COVID-19.
Musician & singer/songwriter Bernie Larsen will play tribute to Toots with a night of reggae. He will be joined by Eric Sullivan. The show begins at 7:00pm, and there is a $5-$15 donation needed to receive the link to this private event. You will receive an email with the link roughly 15 minutes before showtime. You can also watch the show after the broadcast up to a month with the same link. No refunds
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