.Be Our Guest: Protoje

Jamaican reggae artist Protoje was destined to be a reggae star.

His mother Lorna Bennett topped the Jamaican charts twice in the early ’70s; her biggest hit was the chilled out “Breakfast in Bed.” Protoje’s father was a calypso star in Saint Vincent.

Fast forward to 2005, when their son—the appropriately named Protoje—entered the world of reggae with one foot in the classic roots tradition, and the other in the more contemporary dancehall sound. He’s got several albums and hit singles under his name, but what’s most important is the infectious shows he puts on.

9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $20. Information: catalystclub.com.


Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.

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