Archive for September, 2008

Black Uhuru – Great Train Robbery

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Black Uhuru, formed by Derrick “Duckie” Simpson, is a Jamaican reggae band who was the first group to win a Grammy in the reggae category when it was introduced in 1985. They originally formed as Black Sounds Uhuru. Uhuru is the Swahili word for freedom.

The Abyssinians – African Rac

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The Abyssinians are a Jamaican roots reggae group, famous for their close harmonies and promotion of the Rastafari movement in their lyrics. The vocal trio was originally formed in 1969 by Bernard Collins, Donald Manning and Linford Manning.

Sizzla – Thank U Mama

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Sizzla Kalonji, or simply Sizzla is the stage name of Miguel Orlando Collins. He was born on April 17,1976 in Saint Mary, Jamaica. Sizzla is a reggae musician who subscribes to the Bobo Ashanti branch of the Rastafari movement.

Junior Reid – One Blood

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Junior Reid (born Delroy Reid on June 3, 1965 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall musician, best known for the songs One Blood and Funny Man, as well as being the man that replaced Michael Rose as lead vocalist for Black Uhuru. Enjoy the video of One Blood (live) below.

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