Deleon “Jubba” White AKA Jubba is a household name in the reggae industry. He has recorded and or toured together with legends like Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, Max Romeo, U-Roy, The Mighty Diamonds and several other pioneers as well as with younger luminaries like Capleton, Junior Kelly, Richie Spice, Lutan Fyah, Bushman, Protoje, Jesse Royal and many others. Teaming up with bassist Strickland Stone, this dynamic drum and bass duo Jubba & Stone is often compared to Sly & Robbie. Like their mentors, they have also been featured on several hit riddims and albums worldwide. Jubba & Stone, founding members of Dubtonic Kru, were at the forefront and helped spark the reggae renaissance movement in Jamaica. As the co-founder and drummer of Dubtonic Kru, Jubba led the band and represented Jamaica by winning the Prestigious Multi genre Global Battle of the Bands competition in Malaysia in 2011. Later that same year, the band was honored by the United States House of Representatives and were presented with a Congressional Proclamation by Congress woman Yvette Clarke, for their contributions through music to varying communities. The Simba Award (Young Lions) by CPR (Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music) was also another achievement.
Certainly, the band’s successes during those periods, with extensive concert tours of Europe and the Americas, gave rise to a resurgence of bands on the local and international scene. Previous to the above mentioned developments, in 2008, Jubba initiated the staging of two very important events, that were among, if not the very catalyst for the movement. “Band’s Incorporated”, an annual event that featured self contained bands and “Plug N’ Play”, a weekly event for all types of performing artistic configurations. These two events hosted multiple major artists both local and International, such as Damian Marley, Toots and the Maytals, popular French band Dub Incorporation, Chronixx, Protoje, Raging Fyah, his own band Dubtonic Kru, Polish reggae pop star Kamil Bednarek, among many others. In 2012, the band was again honored with one of the Nation’s major publication, The Jamaica Star "People’s Choice Award” based on a public voting system to be "Band Of The Year”. Jubba, an Edna Manley College of the Performing arts alumni, wanted more artists to profit from his tremendous musical creativity. He thus founded his production company White Stone Productions in 2011. Carefully handcrafted reggae music with an international appeal and strictly conscious, uplifting message is his business.
COUNTRIES - CONCERT PERFORMANCES
Antigua, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, French Guyana, Germany, Grenada, Greece, Guyana, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, New Caledonia, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Marteen, St Martin, Slovakia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, United States.
ARTISTS - RECORDED AND OR TOURED WITH
Burning Spear, Toots and The Maytals, Kee Marcello, Max Romeo, U-Roy, Gregory Issacs, Luciano, Mykal Rose, Mighty Diamonds, Pierpoljak, Protoje, Big Youth, Bushman, Ken Boothe, Bushman, Capleton, Chezidek, Cocoa Tea, The Congos, Culture, Raging Fyah, Eric Donaldson, The Ethiopians, Marcia Griffiths, Gyptian, Pam Hall, The Heptones, Jah Cure, Junior Kelly, Queen Omega, Lady G, Sanchez, Sizzla, Richie Spice, Junior Murvin, Ijahman Levi, Iba Mahr, Barrington Levi, Jah Mason, Lutan Fyah, Mighty Mystic, Jah Sun, Fantan Mojah, Mutabaruka, Perfect, Tanya Stephens, Chuck Fenda, Voicemail, D’ Angel, Anthony Cruz.
NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS/ RECORDINGS I PERFORMANCES
Burning Spear - “Freeman” (2003 Grammy nominated album) “I Swear Riddim” - Created and performed for 5th Element Records. A riddim that created waves worldwide, with a few of the songs charting at #1 spot in various countries. Most notably: “Marijuana Pon Di Corner” by Richie Spice. Toots and the Maytals - “Maggies Farm” - Featured on the “Is it rolling Bob?”, tribute album to Bob Dylan Capleton - “Reign of fire” - Album Pierpolajk - French reggae artist that pioneered the reggae scene in France and has won the “Victoire De la Musique” (French version of the Grammys) and has been nominated for same awards several times. Performed as Band member from 2001 - 2006 and Co Producer on “Stim Turban” and “Je Blesserai Personne” albums. Voicemail - Second Hit single “Ready to Party” by Champagne Records D’ Angel - First hit single “Living Uptown” by Champagne Records