It's a celebration of many successes and milestones in the journey of Stone Love's patriarch, Winston 'Wee Pow' Powell, which will be staged at the Stone Love HQ today.
The event, dubbed Father Pow Birthday Bash, is sponsored by Guinness and Ciroc and promises a musical delight and an evening of high energy, with many celebrity endorsements.
The enigmatic Powell is a family man and an astute business operator. With succession plans already in place through the inclusion of his son Dwayne Powell in the business, the musical giant is now focused on facilitating the dreams of his young team. The moniker 'Father Pow' also came from his tremendous support of young men within his environment, many of whom he has provided a platform through the Stone Love initiative to launch successful careers.
Some of those who have become very successful in entertainment careers include Rory, Cancer, Fire Ras, Geefus, Billy Slaughter, Richie Feelings and Chico, among others.
Powell has always expressed his appreciation for the support of his dream by many along the way.
"Our journey started 40 years ago with a few dedicated and hard-working people who shared a passion for music. As Stone Love grew, we have been fortunate to have many others who share the vision and genuine love for music and our dancehall culture."
The immortal Stone Love, the brainchild of Powell, started as a small component set in Wee Pow's yard. He added pieces of equipment to create a simple sound system. This locally built system of amplifiers, records, racks and boxes was the foundation for an international musical powerhouse.
Forty years later, the sound system is a major staple on the international entertainment scene.
Father Pow Birthday Bash celebrates this and many other milestones in the stalwart's journey.
Admission is $500 at the gate.