Known as "the Messenjah," Jamaican-born reggae star Luciano has been spreading the good word since the early 1990s. At a time when dancehall and other more secular strains of reggae were picking up steam, Luciano -- a devout Rastafarian -- embraced the deep spirituality and positivity of roots reggae, and this, along with his intelligent lyrics and warm, engaging vocal style, appealed to a wide international legion of fans. A byproduct of his faith and ebullience is a remarkable prolificacy -- Luciano often releases up to three albums per year on various independent labels, with a fairly consistent level of quality.
HOMETOWNDavyton, Manchester, Jamaica
BORNOctober 20, 1964