Dancehall Tours - hosted by Pantason - Episode 36 - Luciano

Published Jun 27, 2021 09:51 a.m. ET

Welcome to Dancehall Tours a series where we interview artists about how cannabis plays a part in their music.

Today our host Pantason interviews Reggae artiste Luciano. Singer/songwriter, musician and producer, Jepther Washington McClymont has reigned as the king of “conscious” reggae music for over 2 decades.  Born in Davyton in the parish of Mandeville, Jamaica, Luciano was influenced by reggae icons such as Bob Marley and Dennis Brown. As a youth he was heavily drawn to the positive message of the “one love movement”. Dubbed Luciano in comparison to the all-powerful vocals of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, his voice resonates with impeccable inflection, tone, range and pitch.

As a prolific recording artist, he has released and collaborated on over 40 albums to date. Luciano’s career highlights include: receiving the “Key to Kansas City” in 1999; in 2007 he had an Order of Distinction awarded to him for his outstanding services representing Jamaica in the field of entertainment; a 2014 performance leading the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Netherlands); the naming of “Luciano Day” in Hartford, Connecticut in 2015 and Best Reggae Album GrammyTM nominations for 2002 & 2016. 2018, saw the release of the long awaited album untitled “In The Name Of Love”. The album was sprinkled with a taste of the Messenjah that has definitely expanded his fan base across many new territories.

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