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Luciano Luciano
Grammy Nominated Reggae Superstar Luciano aka The Messenjah.

31/08/2018 5PM | GUEST | Drivetime with Julie Ann Ryan


The Grammy Nominated Reggae Superstar Luciano aka "The Messenjah" is a prolific songwriter, accomplished musician, outstanding baritone singer and a bearer of an authentic style of reggae, which is consistently praised for imparting sentiments of spiritual salvation.


Through working and creating alongside some great Jamaican talent such as Freddie McGregor, Sly & Robbie and the late, great Garnett Silk, as well as being highly influenced by the likes of Bob Marley and Dennis Brown, Luciano has learnt and honed his art with some of the very best, before developing a unique style and voice that is instantly recognisable as his own. Throughout his career, Luciano has released widely celebrated bodies of work on labels such as Island Records, Xterminator, IrieVibrations Records and VP Records. His 2002 album “A New Day” and 2016 album “Zion Awake”, were both nominated in the category of ‘Best Reggae Album’ at the annual Grammy Awards, He has even received great recognition outside of the music industry, having been awarded the ‘Order of Distinction’ for services to reggae music in the Jamaican honours list.

IN THE NAME OF LOVE On his brand new album “In The Name Of Love”, the one they call ‘The Messenjah’ shows that he doesn’t need that much to sound amazing. Even if he’s accompanied by only piano or guitar, he makes a strong impression. Both Luciano and his manager/producer Anthony Cargill have created a set of tunes that differs from the average reggae album as they’ve included a few acoustic, Jazz and popular flavoured tracks. And thus “In The Name Of Love” has two kind of songs: the fragile ones in which Luciano fully relies on his outstanding deep baritone voice and the more powerful songs with their full sounding modern roots reggae riddims.


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