Instrumentalist Addis Pablo says he feels the spirit of his father Augustus Pablo on stage whenever he performs. That celestial connection will be renewed tomorrow with a tribute to the dub visionary at the Wickie Wackie Beach in St Thomas. The younger Pablo leads a "gathering of friends" in an event recalling the work of his father who died in May, 1999 at age 44.
"He's the one who did everything for me, so the fact that he's not physically here I have to do my part promoting him and playing his music," said the 22-year-old.
The show, which is scheduled to start at 3:00 pm, features musicians and artistes Pablo worked with for his Rockers International label. Among them guitarist Earl 'Chinna' Smith, who played on most of his productions along side Jesse Royal and others.