Reggae Icon Hill Celebrated | Black Star News

Source: Reggae Icon Hill Celebrated | Black Star News

Joseph Hill’s love for humanity moved and inspired many.  I saw the compassion in him and empathy that few people have, said George Michailow, Culture’s agent.

 Joseph Hill - Reggae on the River 1999Joseph ‘Culture’ Hill – Lee Abel Photography –
Reggae on the River 1999

He walked the talk like no other Reggae artist I have met. His understanding of the human condition was keen and his righteous indignation with the follies of the government and politicians would make his musical message all the more poignant.

(Hill was in touch with all humanity).

On Nov. 4 Roots Reggae artists will celebrate the life and legacy of Roots Reggae icon Joseph Hill, former front-man of the group Culture, at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Hill passed away from a sudden illness on August 19 in Germany, while Culture was in the middle of a European tour. He was 57. This historic concert, courtesy of Brooklyn’s TSO Productions, will pay homage to Hill’s achievements and life works and will feature some of the finest Reggae artists including: Steel Pulse, Luciano, Dean Frasier, Jah Messenger Band along with many others.

Joseph Hill was born in the Jamaican parish of St. Catherine, but raised in the parish of St. Andrew. From an early age he was involved in the music scene and in 1969 played on drums with the Soul Defenders band. It was with the Soul Defenders that he would record his first vocal tune ‘Take Me Girl’ under the name The Neptunes.

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Portrait of Joseph "Culture" Hill

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