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|Birth Name||Lewin Brown|
|Born||May 9, 1960 in Winsor Forrest Portland, Jamaica|
|Years active||1990s – Present|
Reggae Artist Louie Culture has garnered great success in the reggae community he is Gifted but humble, diminutive yet powerful, this successful artist on the reggae music scene has dedicated his life, his heart & his soul to reggae. Born in the lush environs of Winsor Forrest in Portland, Jamaica as Lewin Brown; Louie Culture remembers music being the focus of his attention from an early age. He involved himself at an early age in everything musical at school or in the community. Louie Culture enrolled school choir, concerts, sound system sessions and started writing his own songs at age eleven.
Louie Culture thoroughly immersed himself in all that his community had to offer, and at age 17 he decided to moved to Kingston the heart of the reggae scene. Louie teamed up with Panasonic Sound System, working on a nightly basis. He became acclaim for his style of delivery and lyrics that poured in and around the country consciousness of injustice and inequality, this country boy was transformed into a spoke person for the poor to a rankin´ Kingston DJ. His vocals catches the attention so fame record and producer King Tubby who recorded Louie’s and Waynie Ranks’ Rat A Bad A Mi. The song garnered wide air play and was particularly popular in the Kingston dance halls, this was the beginning of a slow but increasingly fruitful period of growth and development.
In 1992 Louie teamed up with top-ranking producers such as Dave Kelly, Colin ´Fatta’ York, Jack Scorpio, John-John (Jammy Jr.) and Bobby Digital. During these productive years, Louie Culture´s music took over the air waves and he had everyone singing along with songs like Tell Her Fi Move, O.P.P., Owner Fi De Man, Excellence, Rudie Don´t Fear, Your Name A Call, Original Look Good, Chat Dem A Chat, Live & Learn (with Wayne Wonder), clearly marking Louie Culture a performer of substance. Combination hits followed with Shine Your Light featuring Chrisinti,Tune In with Gregory Isaac and Grab Yu Lass and Come featuring Mikey Spice.
Louie Culture has toured Japan, Europe and the United States; his tour in Japan resulted in sold-out crowds in Tokyo, Nagasaki and Osaka. His States side appearances also included a promotional tour of New York with stable mate Terror Fabulous, and yet another sold-out appearance on his first visit to St. Croix, V.I. Recordings for Dave Kelly continued with Bogus Badge, Revolution Song, No Gal, Before Dem Young and Malfunction. The massive hit Ganga Lee cemented his name on the international scene, reaching #1 in Jamaica, New York, London, Canada and the Caribbean. The Ganga Lee album produced by John John for VP Records in 1994 was exceedingly well received and created for Louie a huge underground following worldwide.
2004 marked the limited release of THE UPRISING on Reggae Central Records to critical acclaim but suffered from poor distribution. That wrong has been righted in 2010 with the digitally remastered release of THE UPRISING on Culture’s own Gangalee Music label, distributed by Zojak World Wide. Alive set recorded in London is also slated for release this month – LOUIE LIVE IN LONDON – with a brand new album to follow in August. Now fans worldwide can appreciate the tremendous growth of his lyrical creativity along with the strong vocal styles which distinguish Louie Culture as more than just a chanter, 2012 truly looks to be Louie Culture’s year to shine his light as fans can see him on the Foundation from Birth Tour 2012.