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 Richard 'Richie Innocent' Robinson, the 'DJ Poet' from Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth.,born in Kingstonin 1973. “I would hide away from school because I could not read." He loved poems; could recite, but couldn't read them.  "I was hearing the poems and loving the poems, when I discovered I could read, I started writing for myself." Richie was influenced by Louise Bennett Coverley and Evan Jones ('Song of the Banana Man').  Richie teacher Mrs Cornwall challenged the class to put music to the very popular poem and that's when Richie life in the music business took off.

IRATION  BAND  roots reggae group was born out of many travels, three brothers who along with their parents left Chile in 1973. They learned the Rastafarians culture, listened to soca, calypso and  reggae music.Music help them cope with discrimination and so many other obstacles they faced New Jersey. The first big brake came  when they perform at the Tri-ad Reggae Sunsplash in 1991 in  Greensboro, North Carolina. They opened up for JC Lodge from Jamaica, Mojo Nya, Truth and Rights.

 

 

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