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Barry O’Hare Has Made His Earthly Transition

Written by on September 21, 2020

We understand that Barry was admitted to a hospital in Kingston with COVID-19 induced symptoms. He died in the hospital Sunday morning.

Barry O’Hare worked with the likes of Third World, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Morgan Heritage, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Beres Hammond and countless others. He was engineer for Spear’s Grammy-winning album Calling Rastafari in 2000.

He has worked on sound for film and television ventures, including the Sebastian Disney film and the Going to Extremes ABC series, filmed in Jamaica on location. On the road for 10 years, O’Hare was Shaggy’s engineer; he also worked for Sean Paul and Beres Hammond in this capacity.

As an engineer and a producer, he mastered his talent at Grove Recording Studio, a subsidiary of IRIE FM. In 2018 the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) honoured him for his contribution to the growth and production of reggae music.

O’Hare is survived by two children and a wife.

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