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Jamaican reggae @ Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Prezident Brown, who will cap Tulsa’s Earth Day Celebration with a performance of positive-vibes roots reggae, is a champion of the new roots and reality consciousness reggae movement that entertains, informs, and inspires. Born Fitz Cotterell in the hills of Jamaica, his mother called him Junior Ranking because he would grab the microphone and chant at schoolyard and country dances. He was first known as Slim Brown because of his resemblance and similarity of style to DJ, U Brown. The most formative influence on Prezident Brown was producer and sound system operator Jack Ruby, who saw something special in young Slim Brown, took the talented young singer under his wing, re-named him Prezident Brown, and appointed him resident M.C. of his Hi-Power Sound System, traveling worldwide. As a solo artist, all of Prezident Brown’s albums and singles remain timelessly beautiful, and he boasts one of the most spiritually devoted hits in reggae history, “To Jah Only.” Prezident Brown is an artist driven by a sense of mission and purpose which dictates that he “edutains” (heightens the consciousness of a people) as much as entertains. We can’t think of a better Earth Day artist.
SCHEDULE Earth Day Celebration – April 20, 2019
1:00-1:45 – Artist talk/exhibit @ Philbrook Art Museum Downtown (next to Guthrie Green) featuring environmental-themed art by Joel Daniel Phillips, Rich Barlow and Peggy Weil. Free admission all day.
2:00-2:30 – Climate Reality slideshow by Booker T. Washington High School student Isabella Koster @ Philbrook Downtown (next to Guthrie Green). See slideshow updated with material on how Oklahoma is affected by climate change. Refreshments served.
3:00-6:45 – Speakers, booths, demos, music, Electric Vehicle Village & more @ Guthrie Green.
7:00-8:30 – PREZIDENT BROWN, Jamaican roots reggae concert @ Guthrie Green.
(schedule is approximate & subject to change)