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Leroy Brown Steps into Afrobeat with Upcoming Single ‘Africa is Calling’

Renowned reggae artist Leroy Brown is set to make waves in the music industry once again with his upcoming single, ‘Africa is Calling’. Scheduled for release in January 2024, the track promises a captivating fusion of Afrobeat and reggae, showcasing Brown’s versatility and commitment to evolve musically.

Produced under Brown’s Canadian record label, DMI, ‘Africa is Calling’ boasts a stellar lineup of musicians, including the legendary drummer Sly Dunbar, bassist Glen Browne, and keyboardist Wrong Move. Recorded at Kingston, Jamaica’s One-Pop studio and expertly mixed by Rory Baker, the single is poised to deliver a powerful and vibrant sound that transcends genres.

Hailing from Kingston, Jamaica, Brown’s early career saw him as a member of reggae groups The Emotions and Hippy Boys before making the pivotal move to Canada.

Despite his move back to Jamaica, Leroy Brown remains deeply connected to his roots in the Canadian reggae scene. Reflecting on his musical journey, Brown expressed, “Five decades of my recording career was done in Canada. I arrived in Canada in 1972 and I helped to build the Canadian music industry. Canada is my home and always will be.”

Notably, Leroy Brown’s illustrious career includes winning the Juno Award for Reggae Recording of The Year in 2003 with his hit ‘Rent a Tile’. The artist emphasizes the significance of his time in Canada, where he contributed significantly to the development of the country’s reggae music industry.

As ‘Africa is Calling’ prepares to hit the airwaves, Leroy Brown continues to make his mark on the music stage, fusing reggae and Afrobeat with a harmonious blend that reflects his rich and diverse musical journey.

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