Reggae producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd will be honored at a trio of tribute concerts in Jamaica later this month, organizers said yesterday (May 6).

Reggae producer Clement "Coxsone" Dodd will be honored at a trio of tribute concerts in Jamaica later this month, organizers said yesterday (May 6).

Dodd, who died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack, was credited with launching the careers of dozens of performers, including Bob Marley & the Wailers.

"Jamaican music was Coxsone Dodd. He set the pace," said Keith Brown, promoter of the concerts, which will honor Dodd by playing music from his famed Studio One label.

The concerts will be held in Ocho Rios (May 8), Kingston (May 15) and Negril (May 22).

Working with producer Lee Perry, Dodd began documenting the pre-reggae ska sound on his Studio One label in 1963. Four days before his death, city officials honored the 72-year-old producer by renaming the street where his studio is located as Studio One Boulevard.


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