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Johnny Dread was born Juan Carlos Guardiola in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His family moved from Cuba to the US in the summer of 1958. At a very young age, he moved with his family to Miami, Florida, where he currently resides with his wife and two daughters.

Johnny Dread, (a.k.a. “The Dread”) quite simply transcends Reggae music into a unique blend of world beat rhythms. His musical influences are as diverse as his Rasta, Cuban-American background. With his undeniable rebel soul, he infuses Caribbean-influenced beats to Afro-Cuban and Rock sounds into every one of his songs. This combination provides the audience with contagious rhythms and powerful, soul-wrenching melodies.

Since an early age, he has been honing his artistic skills to now being a seasoned and prolific singer/songwriter and performer. He has taken stage in international festivals, concerts and benefits with leading artists such as Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Israel Vibration among others. A self-taught drummer, he has captivated audiences from around the world and has accumulated a loyal fan base all over the United States, Europe and South America.

He released 5 albums

"Scrarecrow" (1997)
"Vision: The Book of Revelations - Chapter1" (1999)
"Magnificent People: The Book of Revelations - Chapter 2" (2003)
"Reggae Holiday" (2007)
"Full Circle" (2014)

'Butterlfy' - new video music from the latest album "Full Circle"


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