Leba Hibbert leads Toots and Maytals band
Leba Hibbert

LEBA Hibbert, daughter of Toots Hibbert, is the lead singer of the new Toots and the Maytals band. The announcement was made through the family's D&F Production company.

"My father is loved and respected all over the world as one of reggae's greatest icons. Through hard work and dedication to his craft, he created one of the greatest legacies in reggae music and we are totally dedicated to keeping this legacy alive," said Hibbert.

The band will hit the road next year for a two-month tour of the US which will begin in February and end in April.

After the US tour, the band will embark on a month-long tour of the UK.

"As you can imagine all the band members are very excited about going on the road and performing for my father's fans in the US and the UK. We also want to introduce his music to the younger generation of reggae music fans wherever we perform," she said.

Hibbert also revealed that there's a Toots and the Maytals tribute album in the works.

"There's a tribute album in the works, it will feature new versions of some of my father's greatest hits. The album will also feature a few duets that we recorded together. We haven't chosen a title or a release date for the album yet but as soon we do, we'll make an announcement," she said.

Frederick "Toots" Hibbert OD, OJ, was the legendary frontman of the Grammy Award-winning Toots and the Maytals band.

He passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies, St Andrew, on September 11, 2020. He was 77.

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