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50 YEARS LATER, JUSTIN HINDS (OF THE DOMINOES) CELEBRATED AT ST. ANN MUSIC SYMPOSIUM!

Justin Hinds (centre) and the Dominoes—

ST ANN, Jamaica — Fifty years after the big hit ‘Carry Go Bring Come’, family and friends of Justin Hinds from the group Justin Hinds and the Dominoes gathered recently at the Seville Heritage Park in St Ann for a music symposium.

United States English professor Michael Kuelker, who has been doing several stories on the Steer Town artist, gave a lecture on the work of Hinds. Among the works done by Kuelker are ‘A 50th Anniversary story of the song’ and ‘Justin Hinds Chronicles’.

Kuelker said that he was motivated by his love for the artist and because Hinds is not as well documented as other artists.

“I don’t think he had gotten full recognition,” said Kuelker, who admits his admiration for the work of Hinds.

However, the symposium was more than gathering information on a man who many believed paved the way for reggae. It was also getting artists of the parish to showcase their talent.

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Organiser Dr Dennis Higgins said that plans are being implemented to have regular shows to allow these artists to showcase their talent.

“We have enough talent to keep us lively,” Higgins added.

Higgins told Hinds’ family and other musicians in attendance that they had a legacy to maintain.

“You have to wake up and get it done,” he said.

Individuals who knew or who worked with Hinds took the opportunity to share fond memories of the artist.

Hinds died in 2005.

By Renae Dixon—-

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