Life's lessons from Baby Lion
REGGAE singer Rupert 'Baby Lion' Davidson said he never had it easy trying to break in the music business. He, however, wishes to pass on some lessons to aspiring artistes.
"I had the need to do this because I grew up as an aspiring artiste who never had any formal training and this type of support," the 41-year-old told the Jamaica Observer.
Davidson is currently hosting workshops at the S Corner Community Centre off St Joseph's Road in St Andrew.
Musicians Without Borders, a European team of music teachers who teach for free, are currently sharing their knowledge to attendants.
"They [participants] are taught basic music theory, business of music, song writing skills and other topics relating to the music business," he said.
"Our interest is to teach youths how to develop arts, talent and to preserve culture through educational training workshops via media and technology," he said.
Davidson, who hails from the Two Miles area of Kingston, said workshops and projects will be funded by a quarterly festival entitled Reggae Love Alive. He is also hoping to get other tutors on board with the workshop.
"My dream is to see an addition to the new generations of artistic quality coming out of Jamaica," he said.
The singer, who got his break in 1995 with Jah Almighty, is known for tracks including World Under Siege on his Balion Record label, Never Gonna Stop and Wicked Will Have To Pay, for Colombia's Kunta Studio.
-- Cecelia Campbell-Livingston