Mekudeshet’s reggae evening, which carved its way into the city’s cultural calendar, will bring together two living legends, Horace Andy and Michael Prophet, on the Tower of David’s magical stag, where, backed by Matic Horns they will serve up an evening of roots reggae in the heart of the Zion. Horace and Michael, who were born on a Caribbean island, have devoted their careers to spreading the word of reggae to the world.

At 8:00pm, the evening will kick off with Michael Prophet, the voice behind Love and Unity, Gunman and Fight to the Top. Michael began his career with the legendary producer Yabby You, and went on to release his third album with the international record label, Island Records, a move that jump-started his international career. Prophet’s style took a Roots Dancehall direction and his professional life took a similar path to that of Horace—a move to the US and then to England but always spreading the word of reggae.

An hour later, at 9:00pm, Horace Andy, one of Jamaica’s most influential singer-songwriters, will mount the tower’s magical stage. Horace initially sang roots reggae but then went on to develop and expand new styles, which he continues to do. His brand of roots became famous with the release of Skylarking and his dub earned an international reputation with his move to the US where he produced hits like Cuss Cuss Spying and Money Money Glass. He earned further international recognition after moving to London and working with the trip hop band Massive Attack who he played with in Israel many years ago. And for those who don’t know, he is the vocalist behind Angel and Five Man Army, two of the bands most successful singles.

Horace Andy and Michael Prophet will be supported by the incredibly talented Matic Horns band. Five musicians on-stage with renowned trombonist Henry Tenyue, who has played with reggae greats such as: Gregory Isaacs, John Holt and Luciano and British stars such as: Maxi Priest, UB40 and Soul II Soul.

Doors open: 7:30pm.

HORACE ANDY : vocals
Anthony Drumtan Ward : Drum
Jahmel Ellison : Bass
Cyrus Richard : keyboards
Stanley Andrew: Guitar
Henry ' Buttons' Tenyue : Trombone