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Frankie Paul | I-Threes |Kenyatta Hill & Culture | Morgan Heritage | Third World | Tiken Jah Fakoly | Sekouba | Shaggy




Frankie Paul


Frankie Paul is often referred to as Jamaica's Stevie Wonder, and not just because of his visual

impairment; like Wonder, he was a talented multi-instrumentalist with a tremendous vocal range.
He was also extraordinarily prolific; part of the first wave of dancehall artists, he started his
recording career in earnest during the early '80s, and has since flooded the market with product,
releasing countless singles and well over 30 albums. That's made his career difficult to track
for all but the most ardent fans, but it's also ensured that he's never been too far out of the spotlight
on a constantly changing reggae scene.



For music visit: http://www.myspace.com/frankiedancehallpaul

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I-Threes-Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths




For music visit:
 http://www.myspace.com/ithrees 

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Kenyatta Hill & Culture

Kenyatta Hill & CultureKenyatta Hill & Culture

Kenyatta Hill's debut single, "Daddy," (Tafari Records), confronts the emotional pain and uncertainty he felt after the recent loss of his father. "While I was writing, I was sitting and crying, because I didn't understand what was going on. I still don't understand what's going on, you just kind of have to go with the flow." Kenyatta's father, Joseph Hill, was the front man of Culture, the legendary vocal trio whose 1977 record "Two Sevens Clash" helped define the roots reggae genre. Over the course of a prolific career spanning more than three decades, Hill's music broadened the appeal of reggae, boasting particularly large fan bases in Africa and the UK.

 

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Morgan Heritage
Morgan Heritage


This group's brand of roots reggae draws on hip hop, rock, R&B, and punk influences. These children of roots reggae icon Denroy Morgan formed Morgan Heritage in 1990 and have released 10 albums since 1994. Morgan Heritage's stage performance is their strength: the group's 1992 performance at Jamaica's Reggae Sunsplash Festival led to a recording contract with MCA. They have toured twice with the Vans Warped Tour, the only non-punk rock band invited to perform on the most commercially successful festival in the US in the past 10 years.


For music visit: http://www.morganheritagemusic.com/site/index.html

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Third World
Third World
Smashing hits, sold-out tours and inspirational messages, the 10 time Grammy nominated band, Third World, kicked into high gear the celebration of their milestone Anniversary (37 years as a group) in 2010. The Reggae Ambassadors celebrated with performances in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean.




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  Tiken Jah Fakoly Tiken Jah Fakoly

 

« African Revolution » is a radical turning point in Tiken Jah Fakoly’s career. Tiken Jah Fakoly has always taken risks challenging the Disinformation: standing out as the spokesman for millions of young African people, joining the lineage of  Peter Tosh and Bob Marley, « the voice for those without voices.“

With the new album « African Revolution » is exactly what he claims: African and revolutionary. Before anything else he is revolutionary in his method of work. A trip to Tuff  Gong, Bob Marley’s studio in Kingston, was inevitable to place these three rhythmic sizes: Glen Browne (bass), Marc Dawson (drum kit) and Mickey Chung (guitar). Then there was Bamako. It is there, in his studio that Tiken concocted the music on the border of reggae and the « mandingue blues. »


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    Sekouba
Sekouba

Sekouba and bolomba stylee fuses African roots reggae, dancehall and traditional  West African music.  Sekouba hails from the Ivory Coast using elements in his voice and musical palate to create his unique style.  He calls his sound Bolomba stylee to signify Bolomba roughly known as Gib a country style of music out from the Ivory Coast.



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ShaggyShaggy


After one decade, six albums, two of them multi-platinum, five #1 hits, and eleven
top ten singles world wide, Grammy winning artist Shaggy is still on the grind.
Making music that celebrates his culture and being an ambassador for
Reggae music has always been the driving force in the heart of Jamaica’s only living
Diamond-plus selling artist.


For music visit: http://www.myspace.com/bigyardmusicgroup

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