2nd Annual Remembering Karl Mullings
On Sunday July 29,
2007, I.M.O.K. Promotions is pleased to present the second annual Remembering
Karl Mullings Tribute. The
evening is a Tribute to his accomplishments in the Canadian Music Industry,
production and management of Reggae & Ska Artists, and contributions to
Caribbean cultural communities throughout Canada.
The Remembering Karl Mullings Tribute
is a rare opportunity to enjoy the diverse talents of artists whom Karl has
mentored, managed or produced. The Tribute will present an evening of
exciting, dynamic entertainment suitable for a wide range of clientele hosted
by Delroy Sterling and Carrie Mullings (CHRY 105.5 FM). The award winning artists planned for
July 29th at Club Revival, 783 College Street West, Toronto includes: Glen Ricks,
The Sattalites, China Town Vibes, Tasha T, Carlos Morgan, Kenny B, Exco Levi,
Steele, & Tanya Mullings!
See attached flyer below for ticket information.
The Reggae Legacy in
Canada: A Glimpse of Karl Mullings
Karl Winston Mullings was born on March 11, 1942 in St. Elizabeth,
Jamaica, graduating from Cornwall College.
Mullings managed artist such as the late Jackie Mittoo, Lynn Taitt ,
Hopeton Lewis, The Fabulous Flames and bands like, The Cavaliers, The Sheiks,
and The Cougars. At the end of a North
American tour with Jackie Opal & The Sheiks that ended in Toronto, Karl
Mullings, and members of the Sheiks,
loved the Canadian city and stayed on to start a new life. The Cougars were created, based on the
talents of the late Jackie Mittoo.
That move was the
first major step in bringing his professional and personal life to a new level, becoming an integral part of
a vibrant developing community, and starting his own family as well as helping
new local artists on their own paths.
As a manager and
promoter, Karl opened various clubs along the way: Club Jamaica, West Indian Federation (WIF) Club and finally the
Caribana Club. He began promoting
Jamaican artists throughout Canada. If
God created anyone as what we refer to as a people person and a man
of honour, he did so in Karl Mullings.
In addition to his knowledge of the industry, he was also quite skilled
in negotiation techniques and networking and quickly became an advisor to many
others in the industry, including artists, promoters, producers and radio
Throughout his intense
career in Canada, the soft-spoken Karl was a man of vision. His vision included his creative
participation as co-founder of the cultural event that became Caribana. Karl was later involved in the creation of
Jamaica Day in Toronto, an annual community festival celebrating Jamaicas
Independence featuring international and local based artists, an extensive
range of vendors and family activities.
Over the years, Mullings managed artists
such as the late Jackie Mittoo, Lynn Taitt, Hopeton Lewis, The Fabulous Flames
and bands like, The Cavaliers, The Sheiks, and The Cougars. As one could expect from a man whose life
was ingrained with music, Karls lovely daughters became involved in the
industry as well. Carrie developed her
talents in radio broadcasting, promotions, event hosting and production, and
the smooth voiced Tanya evolved into a dynamic international artist blessed not
only with talent and style, but blessed with Karl’s management skills in
guiding her career.
Rightly so, in 1994, he was awarded the Peter
Tosh Memorial Award by the Canadian Reggae Music Awards. In January 2005 he was awarded the Circle
of Distinction Award by the radio program, "Caribbean Crucible"
for his service to reggae music. Affectionately called "Mullo" and
"Mayor of Brampton" Karl Mullings will be remembered as a reliable
and trustworthy colleague and genuine friend.
Info: courtesy of: Sistah D