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dawn penn

dawn penn is one of the original queens of reggae music. a native of kingston, jamaica, she grew up in a musical family, studying piano, classical violin, and performing with her sisters, pat and audrey, in churches.she began her recording career in 1966 with when i’m gonna be free, before entering the legendary studio one with coxsone dodd in 1967. the session produced her first hit, you don’t love me – no, no, no, which went on to become one of the most famous reggae tracks of all-time that has been covered by countless artists around the world, including beyonce, rihanna, sean paul, wu-tang clan, eve, j millz, mims, and lily allen to name a few.