Having grown up in the legendary Waterhouse section of Kingston, Carlos was raised musically among veterans like King Tubby, Prince Jammy, Desmond Dekker, and other leading reggae/dub pioneers. His releases during the early '80s such as Never Run Away, and Them Never Know a Natty Dread, are some of the finer records of that period -- when reggae was at a standstill due to the passing of Bob Marley -- and although his late '80s and early '90s material sounded dated, his music maintains the essence of reggae's golden years. Since it's a shame that more people don't know Carlos, check him out this weekend as he comes to town to share his message of love, sound, and power.
Don Carlos, with Johnny Dread and Apple Gabriel. Thursday, August 20. Pulp Live, 2674 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Ages 18+ with ID. 305-534-6110; kulchashok.com
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