Promoted and produced by students, the UCLA Jazz/Reggae Festival will feature Jamaican singer Sean Paul and U.S. rapper Lupe Fiasco (stage name for Wasalu Muhammad Jaco). The UCLA Jazz/Reggae Festival takes place on May 29-30, 2011, at the UCLA campus.
It will be the first high-profile performance by Sean Paul this year. A UCLA press release reads: “Kingston-born Sean Paul has become an international superstar, taking dancehall music to new heights. A diverse fusion of reggae, rap and dance, the music of Sean Paul features work from the most cutting-edge producers in Jamaica. Since his rise to fame in 2002, Sean Paul’s impressive track record includes four Billboard Music Award nominations, as well as a Grammy-winning album. With over ten million albums sold worldwide, Sean Paul has cemented his status as the most successful Jamaican artist of all time on the U.S. charts. Bringing the latest sounds of his native Kingston to the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA, Sean Paul is sure to captivate audiences on Reggae Day, May 30th.”
Other big names in reggae and dancehall that have performed at the UCLA Jazz/Reggae Festival are Barrington Levy, Cherine Anderson, Stephen Marley, Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley, Cherine Anderson, Mavado, and Etana.
Listen to “Like Glue” here:
For full article, see http://frolab.com/2011/03/31/ucla-reggae-jazz-fest-2011-headliners-lupe-fiasco-sean-paul/ and artist’s page http://www.allseanpaul.com/