Exco Levi

Renowned reggae artist coming to Cumberland

Four-time Juno Award winner Exco Levi at the Waverley Hotel Nov. 14

Submitted to The Record

Four-time Juno Award winner Exco Levi will bring his entirely new style of reggae music to the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland, Nov. 14.

 

Coming from roots based in Manchester, Jamaica, Exco migrated to Toronto in his teens to pursue music as a career.

Following in the footsteps of his father who is himself an artist and sound system selector, Exco has crafted some of the most thought provoking singles in reggae since 2009.

Bleaching Shop addresses the controversy of people bleaching their skin to become lighter in complexion, while Mr. Hammer speaks to violence plaguing communities, and the irreversible effects of those acts.

Storms of Life, an internationally accepted anthem, encourages all listeners to not give up even though the storms of life sometimes blow around them.

 

In recognition of his song writing and music making skills,

Exco has earned Canada’s top award in music four times; the Juno for Best Reggae Recording 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. What’s more, Exco has received awards for Promising New Artist (Canadian Reggae Music Awards – 2007), Song of the Year (Irie Music Awards 2011) and Artist of the Year for 2011 which reflect some of the many awards received over the years.

 

 

In 2015, Exco released his first album, Country Man, which received critical acclaim from in Canada, across Europe and Africa. Many tout the album as being one of the best reggae releases, and a classic because of songs like Storms of Life, Life in the Factory and One Suit.

 

 

Collaborations with artists such as Busy Signal (rated as one of Dancehall’s top artists), Marcia Griffiths (backing vocalist for Bob Marley and the Wailers, and the undisputed queen of reggae) and Donovan Germaine, Grammy-nominated music producer as well as Richie Stephens, Gappy Ranks, Romaine Virgo, Shuga and more are united in agreement that Exco is one of the best. Exco Levi stays true to his faith, and is unafraid to express it through his religion of music.

 

Tickets are $12 in advance, available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel, by phone 250-336-8322 or online at CumberlandVillageWorks.com

 

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