GT Taylor urges entertainers to embrace Jamaican musical roots
Veteran Radio broadcaster and music producer GT Taylor is urging entertainers to embrace their musical roots and stay true to the authentic Reggae and Dancehall genres.
During his Road To Success interview on IRIE FM’s Easy Skankin Show on Thursday with Kshema Francis, GT Taylor pointed out that less Jamaican entertainers are billed for major festivals across Europe, citing that they are being replaced by foreign acts doing authentic Reggae and Dancehall music. He further expressed that though change is inevitable, staying true to the Jamaican music culture should be a constant for entertainers.
With over 40 years in the entertainment industry, GT Taylor is a Radio Presenter, Music Producer, Stage Show Promoter, Emcee, and Entrepreneur. He has also had careers in theatre as a comedic actor, did stand-up comedy, and is the CEO of GT Promotions, and head of GT Aggregation.
The multi-talented veteran is also the last producer to have recorded a collaboration with Dancehall heavyweights, Mavado and Vybz Kartel, who recorded ‘Happiest Days’ on the Laminated Riddim (2013).
A community activist, and former Vice President and past President of the Black River Chamber of Commerce, GT Taylor started the Black River Day in the parish, highlighting the rich cultural achievements and history of this popular seaside town in the south.