Burning Spear | TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht | 31-07-2024


TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht






31 Jul 2024

Burning Spear is coming to TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht! With a career spanning more than fifty years, Jamaican reggae singer Burning Spear (Winston Rodney) is one of the most important artists in roots reggae. Burning Spear broke through in 1973 with his third album Marcus Garvey. His first record on the legendary Island Records label (which also made Bob Marley and Toots And The Maytals big). In the early 1980s, he consolidated his success with the album Hail H.I.M. and its songs Columbus and African Teacher. In addition to work from Burning Spear’s new album No Destroyer (2023), expect many classics tonight!

Burning Spear his music often addresses political and social issues. Advocating for African unity, black liberation, and cultural awareness. His album “Marcus Garvey” (1975), produced by Island Records, is widely regarded as a masterpiece of roots reggae and includes hits like “Marcus Garvey” and “Slavery Days”.

Throughout his career, Spear has received numerous awards and honors, including a Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2000 for “Calling Rastafari”. He continues to tour globally, spreading his message of love, unity, and resistance through his music. Burning Spear’s legacy extends beyond his musical contributions. As he remains a symbol of cultural pride and resistance within the reggae community.

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