|1. September 2012|
Live On Stage: CULTURE DAN aus Kingston/Jamaika
Companheiro Leao (Darmstadt)
Natty Vibes (Wiesau/Eichstätt)
Culture Dan, born Horace Clarke in the parish of St. Mary, Jamaica began showing signs of love for reggae
music in his early years. At any local event Culture and his peers would hang around to hear and see the latest
artists and songs played. Later at night on the street corners, under the lights he would imitate those artists and
their songs, sometimes making up song of his own.
At the age of twelve Culture was making a name for himself at school concerts and local events. At thirteen he
moved to Trelawny where he teamed up with Trelawny´s number one sound system: Studio Four with Doctor
Sting and others. At fourteen he accepted the Rastafarian faith, becoming a member of the Twelve Tribes of
Israel, functioning from the tribe of Dan, thus giving him the name „CULTURE DAN“.
In 1983 he became one of Jah Love Muzik’s permanent Dj´s, teaming up with Brigadier Jerry and others, touring
all over Jamaica. He then migrated to the United States to spend time with his family. In 1987 and 1988 he won
„DJ of the year“ in Washington D.C., being the first to have ever won this in two consecutive years. While still
playing his trade locally in Jamaica with Jah Love Muzik, he went on to record his first singles, „Hold It Down
Blood“ and „Coming in Fresh“ for the Black Liberty label, based in Maryland USA. After the migration of
Brigadier Jerry to the USA, Culture Dan returned to play an important role on Jah Love Muzik. This involved
touring with Jerimiah as the main Dj´s that year through, Canada, France, England and Scotland to only name a
few. In 1994 Culture reamed up with the Bus Out Studio, which saw him release songs like, „Hundred Gran“,
„Hotty Hotty“, and „Survivor“, a combination with Collington Daley who resides in Canada.
2008 – the year of the 40th anniversary of the Twelve Tribes of Israel Organization, Jamaica – was the time to
perform alongside the great legends of Reggae music like Sugar Minott, Fred Locks, Tarrus & Jimmy Riley,
Dean Frazer and Bongo Herman just to name a few. In 2011 Culture Dan went on to Garance Reggae Festival
in France to play with Jah Love Muzik alongside Brigadier Jerry, Charlie Chaplin and Josey Wales.
2012 is the time for Culture Dan to visit europe on a little promotion tour to show his experience and talent as
one of the DJ’s that went to the most honorable sound system school – JAH LOVE MUZIK!