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Lloyd Palmer (Akinsanya)

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Akinsanya Born Lloyd Palmer, a reggae Dub-Poet/Intrumentalist is a humble son from the garden parish of St. Ann who grew up in the yam parish of Trelawny. With musical performing arts being a part of the spiritual and social fabric of the Jamaican rural folks amongst which he commune. Akin has continued in this tradition of his grandfather,mother, aunt and uncles who sang and played music in their respective church band. Lloyd was exposed to music and it's theory while being a student at the William Knibb Memorial High where he was on the schools' choir. Akin started his musical journey into the reggae arena as a "Dub-Poet", gaining his motivation and inspiration from some of Jamaica's greats; Virtuoso Jackie Mittoo, Robbie Lyn, Mikey Smith, Miss Louise Bennet, Linton "Kwesi" Johnson and Mutabaruka in nurturing, honing and fusing his artistic talents. 

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