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*Kwabena Nip was born in Kingston Jamaica and his name actually means " born on a Tuesday." *He was raised in Manchester, Jamaica, in the same parish as many of the reggae greats -Luciano, Tony Rebel & Garnet Silk, but he now has a base in Manchester UK.

 

*Kwabena was granted honorary citizenship of the Republic of Gambia by the President after his performance at The Roots Homecoming Festival where he headlined the 10,000 seater National Stadium .

*Kwabena and his band won the All England Reggae Selecta Competition in Brixton, London as The UK's Best Reggae Band "

*His music is grounded in the roots reggae tradition, but significantly develops the genre by sharing his insights into a unique expression of his spiritual being.

*He has performed extensively throught the UK including, Carlisle. Aberystwith, Birmingham, Cumbria, Kendal, Stoke, Bradford , Portsmouth, Whitby,and Manchester where he regularly gave sell-out perfomances at the legendary Band on The Wall venue. ( Live footage of Kwabena was recently included in a DVD documentary about the famous venue also )

*Moving onto the National & International Festival circuit Kwabena has played Festival dates in :

* Sheffield ( Music In The Sun Festival - 2 years running- 44,000 attendees, sharing the stage with Tippa Irie, General Levi, Sugar Minot, Freddie McGregor, Frankie Paul, Horace Andy, Beverley Knight, China Black, Lion Rock, Nucleus Roots and Zion Train)

* Riverside Festival, Stamford, Leicestershire,

* Bob Marley, ONE LOVE Festival ,Manchester

* Zurich WinterSplash, Switzerland

* Morecambe Worldbeat Festival
(Supporting Misty In Roots )

* The Roots Homecoming Festival, Gambia, for 2
years running
(and many other festivals and shows.)

( A small selection of past big shows and key festival dates can be seen in more detail on the EPK Calendar)

* In addition to this , he has built up a strong reputation for reliablity and professionalism using his vast experience as a live performer to deliver stunning live shows.

*A powerful and energetic live performer, Kwabena reinforces his unique identity with customised stage outfits, and delivers both prophetic and thought provoking messages in his own individual and memorable style.

*On stage the drums and bass provide the foundation, while horns, guitars and keyboards move effortlessly thru soul, blues, gospel, slasa crossover reggae and tight 4-part acapella harmonies.

*Kwabena is now emerging on the Festival circuit as a powerful new force in 21st Century live music .

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