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A bronze bust for 'Coxsone' Dodd

A bronze bust for 'Coxsone' Dodd

A bronze bust for 'Coxsone' Dodd

By Maral Amiri on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - Comment

A sculpture was done in honour of one of Jamaica’s greatest reggae producers.

A statue of Bob Marley was unveilled in Serbia last August. Next Saturday, Jamaica will unveil a bronze bust of legendary producer Clement ‘Coxsone’ Dodd at his Studio One company in St Andrew. The bust was done by Jamaican female sculptor Kay Sullivan. The ceremony will take place on October, 25th and should start at 3 p.m.

Coxsone, who died from a heart attack in 2004, was the most prolific producer of the Island. He began as a sound man, to found in the early 60’s the famous Studio 1 where he recorded most of the greatest rocksteady, ska and reggae artists. He used to be one of the most influential figure of Reggae music. Today, the labels Heartbeat and Soul Jazz Records keep on reissuing Sir Coxsone catalogue.

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