On August 27, Thursday, Erarta will host a solo concert by Lee "Scratch" Perry, one of the most iconic figures in reggae history.
Lee “Scratch” Perry is a key figure in the history of reggae, the producer of Bob Marley early albums and Jamaica's national hero. Most music critics put Perry among the pioneers of reggae and dub music, comparing his personality with Salvador Dali.
For more than 50 years of music carrier Perry managed to envelop his image into enigma and saved it over the years: every new day makes his life even a bigger myth.
Perry was involved into all big shifts in Jamaican music over the 60-70s — the first stirrings of ska, dub invention and the free spirit of reggae that he personally was developing in the Upsetter Records. First, Lee Scratch Perry was an innovator as a producer, but one day, after oversmoking, overdrinking and getting too emotional, he burnt his studio, shot himself in the leg and began a solo career. In the 80s, he was roaming the world with the students, who were accompanying him and arranging his complete relax at the microphone.
Over the past five years, Perry has produced a very successful album of The Orb, has become a real DJ at the fictional radio station in GTA V and has been filmed in the documentary, voiced by Benicio Del Toro. He also presented a solo exhibition of personal drawings and video installations in Los Angeles. The most recent album, Perry Back On the Controls was released in 2014 and was nominated for “Grammy”.
On August 27, the legendary musician and producer will perform in Erarta.
* Please note that on the day of the event tickets can be purchased only at the museum ticket office.