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Lifetime of Success for Glen Washington

For over 50 years, Glen Washington has hit the stage as a musician and artist. Along the way, he has recorded countless songs, several of them topping reggae charts around the world.

The durable singer, best known for songs like ‘Kindness for Weakness’ and ‘Jah Glory’, has no plans to slow down. He is scheduled to perform at the One Love the Experience show on April 13 at Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  It will be his first time working in the twin-island republic since 2017.

“The people are receptive; I always have fun there ‘cause there’s good vibes. Jamaicans more critical, if a Jamaican crowd like yuh, there’s no problem,” said Washington, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) on March 22 in Florida.  He is grateful for the recognition.

“A lotta people mus’ understand that wi don’t jus’ work for di money, but yuh have to enjoy what yuh doing. If yuh don’t enjoy what you’re doing, di people are going to see it,” he said.

Washington started his career with the C35 Incorporated Band, replacing Joseph Hill (later of Culture) on drums. He doubled as a singer and drummer for most of his career, working in bands in Jamaica, Detroit, Chicago, and New York City.

His breakthrough work is ‘Brother to Brother’, a 1999 album produced by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd.

Glen Washington is also scheduled to perform on the Colin “Iley Dread” Levy-produced Wonderful Vibrations Mother’s Day concert on May 12 at Rebel Toronto in Toronto.

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