Dennis Bovell

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Dennis Bovell
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Dennis Bovell performing live on Druga godba festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 28 May 2015
Background information
Also known asBlackbeard
Born (1953-05-22) 22 May 1953 (age 67)
Saint Peter, Barbados, West Indies
GenresDub, lovers rock, reggae, post-punk
Occupation(s)Musician, record producer
InstrumentsBass, guitar
Years active1968–present
LabelsLKJ Records
Associated actsLinton Kwesi Johnson
Janet Kay
Matumbi
Bobby Kray
The 4th Street Orchestra
Bovell (left) playing with Matumbi, Cardiff, 1978

Dennis Bovell (born 22 May 1953) is a Barbados-born reggae guitarist, bass player and record producer. He is based in England. He was a member of the British reggae band Matumbi. He also released dub-reggae records under his own name as well as the pseudonym Blackbeard. He is most widely known for his decades-spanning collaborations with Linton Kwesi Johnson.