Brother Culture Announced for Wilkswood Reggae 2024
Brother Culture Announced for Wilkswood Reggae 2024

Brother Culture Announced for Wilkswood Reggae 2024

It wouldn’t be a true Wilkswood Reggae Festival without an appearance from festival stalwart Brother Culture. The global reggae star will close the festival on the main stage on Sunday night. 

Brother Culture is one of the UK’s most renowned and hard-working reggae MCs. From his base in the bustling borough of Brixton, London, he has left a sizeable stamp on the genre across the globe, working with many big soundsystems and producers including Jah Revelation Muzik, King Tafari Love, On-U Sound, Manasseh, Mungo’s HiFi, Zion Train and The Prodigy.

Born Simon Fajemisin to a Nigerian father and Irish mother, the youngest of seven children began his musical career after returning from Nigeria to the UK in 1981. After traveling with sound systems in south London such as Papa Channa, Prince Rising and Young Enchanter, he joined Jah Revelation Sound and within a year became one of the youngest MCs in Brixton, London. At the time, Jah Revelation Muzik was the house sound system on which Sister Culture (his sister) was one of the most prominent MCs. Brother Culture was the host MC for Jah Revelation as they traveled throughout the UK playing private and official Twelve Tribes of Israel dances. The time spent with Jah Revelation allowed Brother Culture to be part of the 1980s sound system explosion, playing shows with Sir Coxsone, Jah Shaka, King Tafari and Renegade Sound.

In 1991 Culture started to MC at London’s now legendary Dub Club, where he forged a reputation for being a powerful and diverse MC and singer. In the subsequent years he has performed globally, often as the first reggae artist to ever perform in some countries. With an extensive back catalog, he has worked with the likes of Wackies, Mungos Hi-Fi, Zion Train, Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Evidence Music, Manasseh, Reggae Roast, Roots Garden (‘All A We’) Youth, Paul Fox (‘Heartyical Connection’) and The Prodigy (‘Thunder’ from the album ‘Invaders Must Die’).

Since 2013 Brother Culture has been on the roster at Evidence Music, an urban music label based in Geneva, Switzerland. Specialising in Reggae, Dancehall, Afrobeat and Dub, Evidence Music is a production company, a recording studio and a distribution label. Fellow label collaborators include Shaggy, Konshens, Capleton, Danitsa, Micah Shemaiah, Million Stylez, Skarra Mucci, Emiz, Irie Ites, Gold Up and Krak In Dub. In 2018, Evidence Music released the acclaimed 14-track album Code Name, followed in 2023 by the 40 Years Anniversary Collection. Brother Culture continues to work with many producers from all over the the world and has new releases come out on a regular basis.

Brother Culture performing at Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2023.
Brother Culture performing at Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2023.

Wilkswood Reggae Festival 2024

Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 July

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