We just found out that Jamaican reggae and dance hall musician Wayne Wonder will be on campus next Monday, heading up a panel discussion about working in the music and entertainment industries. The event is being hosted by the Black Student Union, and the club’s Vice President (and Film student) Candice Buchanan is currently filming a documentary about Wayne’s life.
Wayne grew up in Jamaica, recording in the late ’80s and ’90s with other reggae musicians like Tony Rebel and Buju Banton. He achieved international success in 2003 after signing to Atlantic Records and releasing the hit single, No Letting Go. His new album (his first new music in five years) will be released next month.
The guest lecture is next Monday, June 4, at 5 p.m. in the Entertainment Business Auditorium. For more information (including updates on a possible live stream of the event for online students), be sure to check back on the event’s calendar listing page.