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Reggae Dance Night with Don Minott

December 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$12

Join us at The Buttonwood Tree for a night of high energy with the High Voltage Reggae band. This is sure to be a fun night with happy tunes and lots of dancing! 

Don Minott / High Voltage Reggae Band is based in East Hartford CT. They have toured all of Northeast USA, Germany, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro & Cape Verde Islands. Roots & Lovers Rock recording artist. Originals & Covers.

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Biography

Born in Kingston Jamaica but grew up in Central Village St. Catherine, Don Minott grew up listening to reggae artists like Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy, Heptones, Freddie Magreggor, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy and of course the original Wailers. He started writing poetry during his high school years and later attended a summer workshop in creative writing at the Creative Arts Center in Kingston. In 1986 he migrated to Hartford CT. in the USA., while attending basement parties he was invited to get on the mic which he did and the crowd loved it. Don Minott the singer was born.Years later he started singing for Hartford area bands like Rough Neck Massive, Positive Vibrations and the well known reggae band Lightning Reggae Band of which he was a founding member.He toured all of the north -east area of the USA. When the Lightning Reggae Band folded Don Minott put together his own band, the High Voltage Reggae Band which has been going strong ever since. Don Minott has worked alongside reggae greats like Burning Spear, Toots Hibbert, Culture,Alton Ellis, Yellowman, Beres Hammond, Luciano, Sizzla, Damian Marley, Buju Banton, Morgan Heritage, Maxi Priest and the list goes on. Don played the GAMBOA Music Festival in Cape Verde, West Africa in 2004. February 2011 Don performed at Queen Easy’s ” Reggae by the River” in Hamburg, Germany. For more info go to 

Influences

Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe, Original Wailers, Beres Hammond, Mikey Spice , Stevie Wonder, Don Henley, Phil Collins. Burning Spear, Luciano,

 

 

Details

Date:
December 22, 2017
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$12

Venue

The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center
605 Main Street
Middletown, 06457 United States
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Phone:
860-347-4957
Website:
http://www.buttonwood.org