Prince Alla with Romain Virgo and Perfect in concert

WorldBeat Center continues to bring the pioneers of the Reggae Movement with the Legends of Reggae Summer Series.
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June 7, 2012 - PRLog -- WorldBeat Cultural Center presents
The Legends of Reggae Summer Series - part 2

Prince Alla
with Romain Virgo & Perfect
Roots Reggae From Jamaica


Date:  Thursday, June 28th 2012
Time: 8 pm
Cost:  $12 adv.
Venue: WorldBeat Cultural Center
2100 Park Blvd. San Diego 92101
Presenter Website: www.worldbeatcenter.org

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Jesse Graham (619) 230-1190
publicity@worldbeatcenter.org

Artist Website
reggaediscography.blogspot.com/2011/07/prince-alla-prince-allah-discography.html

Prince Alla aka Prince Allah or Ras Allah (b. Keith Blake, 10 May 1950, Denham Town, Kingston, Jamaica) is a roots reggae singer whose career began in the 1960s, and has continued with a string of releases into the 2000s.

Biography
Blake’s career began in the vocal group The Leaders with Milton Henry and Roy Palmer, who recorded three tracks for producer Joe Gibbs in the late 1960s. When The Leaders broke up, Blake continued to work with Gibbs, who issued his debut solo release, “Woo Oh Oh”. Blake had been interested in Rastafarianism since, he claims, he had a vision as a child, and in 1969, Blake’s Rastafarian faith saw him get heavily involved in Jamaica’s camp community, withdrawing from the music scene and living in Prince Emmanuel Edwards’ camp at Bull Bay. He re-entered the music scene in the mid-1970s, releasing a single “Born a Fighter” for producer Teddy Powell, before working with Bertram Brown’s Freedom Sounds, with a series of recordings, now under the name Prince Alla, that are now regarded as roots reggae classics, such as “Sun Is Shining”, “Bucket Bottom”, “Lot’s Wife”, and “Stone”. He also recorded for producer Tappa Zukie, including the album Heaven Is My Roof. Continuing interest in his work saw the release of two albums of material from the 1970s on Blood & Fire records, “Only Love Can Conquer” and “I Can Hear The Children Singing”, which brought his work to a new audience. Alla continued to release records occasionally through the 1980s and 1990s, including an album with Jah Shaka. Alla has continued to be in demand with digital roots producers, and has released several albums with the likes of Jah Warrior.

WorldBeat Center continues to bring the pioneers of the Reggae Movement with the Legends of Reggae Summer Series.
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