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Ceremony w/c 18 December 2017
Influential musician and record producer Dennis Bovell was born in Saint Peter, Barbados, and moved to south London at the age of 12. Dennis was a member of prominent 1970s British reggae band Matumbi, and has produced albums under his own name as well as the pseudonym ‘Blackbeard’. As a producer, songwriter and sound engineer Dennis revolutionised the sound of reggae and dub music in Britain. Dennis innovated sub-genres including Lovers Rock, which took its name from a record label founded in Brockley. He has collaborated extensively with poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, as well as artists from Janet Kay to Joss Stone.