Reggae artist Half Pint arrives at the Wall Street Theater in Norwalk

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Reggae’s Lindon Roberts, better known as Half Pint, will perform at Norwalk’s Wall Street Theater on January 24 with The Yellow Wall Dub Squad, Andrew Bees and King Hopeton.

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Celebrated reggae artist Lindon Roberts, better known as Half Pint, will headlining a show with The Yellow Wall Dub Squad, Andrew Bees and King Hopeton, at the Wall Street Theater in Norwalk on Friday, January 24.

Born Lindon Roberts, but affectionately called Half Pint, he is a product of the West Kingston, Jamaica enclave of Rose Lane, a community near Trenchtown, which produced Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Peter Tosh, Lee “Scratch ”Perry, Toots Hibbert and a host of other reggae greats.

Half Pint began singing in the All Saints Elementary School Choir. After graduating from high school in 1976, he entered the Jamaican music industry head-on. He has traveled the island with various sound systems, including Black Scorpio, Jammys, Gemini, Lee’s Unlimited, and Killimanjaro. Half Pint has worked with top producers like Errol (John) Marshall; Errol (Myrie) Lewis; Prince (King) Jammy; the rhythmic twins, Sly and Robbie; George Phang; Jack Scorpio, Bobby “Digital” Dixon and Mass Hugh to name a few. He has also lent his vocal talent to local peers such as Garnett Silk, Tony Rebel, and The Tamlins, among others.

Half Pint’s # 1 Jamaican 1983 song “Winsome” was picked up by the Rolling Stones in 1986 although it was renamed “Too Rude” for their album “Dirty Work”. Dub-punk group Sublime released a cover of “Loving” by Half Pint in 1996.

More information

Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall Street, Norwalk. Friday, January 24, 8 p.m. $ 29. 203-831-5004, wallstreettheater.com



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