CHASE Director, Ian Levy (right) poses with Sly Dunbar and YVA originator, Karen Clarke. Director levy had earlier presented Dunbar with the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing him and his “TAXI” producing partner Robbie Shakespeare, for their contribution to the music industry at the Your View Awards held on February 24, 2018 at the Indoor Sports Centre.
Drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare teamed up in 1975 and have been the driving rhythm behind innumerable songs. They changed the face of reggae music with the introduction of a harder beat called “Rockers” which quickly replaced the then-prevalent “One Drop” style.
They were also important in developing the trend towards computer-assisted music in the nmid-1980s. After 43 years together, they still tour and record relentlessly.