MONDAY 04/29/19 - ŽDREBAN - GORNJI MILANOVAC

Born in Kingston Jamaica but grew up in Central Village St. Catherine, Don Minott grew up listening to reggae artists like Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy, Heptones, Freddie McGreggor, Burning Spear, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy and of course the original Wailers… He started writing poetry during his high school years and later attended a summer workshop in creative writing at the Creative Arts Center in Kingston…In 1986 he migrated to Hartford Connecticut in the USA and while attending basement parties he was invited to get on the mic which he did and the crowd loved it…Don Minott the singer was born…

Years later he started singing for Hartford area bands like Rough Neck Massive, Positive Vibrations and the well known reggae band „Lightning Reggae Band“ of which he was a founding member…With them he toured all over the USA…When the Lightning Reggae Band folded Don Minott put together his own band called the „High Voltage Reggae Band“ which has been going strong ever since…

Don Minott has worked alongside reggae greats like Burning Spear, Toots Hibbert, Culture, Alton Ellis, Yellowman, Beres Hammond, Luciano, Sizzla, Damian Marley, Buju Banton, Morgan Heritage, Maxi Priest and the list goes on and on…Many times he performed as backing vocal for his friend, legendary Alton Ellis…

Don Minott played at lots of Reggae festivals around USA including Rebel Culture Salute, Lake Fest, Taste Of The Caribbean Festival, Ocean State Reggae Festival, Half Moon Festival, Sober In The Sun Festival, New England Reggae Festival, The First Annual Rhode Island Reggae Festival…He also played at the Gamboa Music Festival in Cape Verde, West Africa in 2004 and Reggae By The River Festival in Hamburg (Germany) in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014…In April 2012 and again in may 2015, Don Minott completed a successful 4 weeks European tours trough Germany , Serbia, Macedonia & Montenegro…He made brilliant performances at „Montenegro Sun Reggae Festival“ and famous „Exit Festival“ in Serbia…