Music from the US – Nahko and Medicine for the People

Nahko and Medicine for the People is an US-american Acoustic Thump-Hop band from Portland, Oregon. They describe themself as ‘Non-profit, Indigenous-youth-freedom-sustainability-healthy living-direct action’. Singer Nhako Bear, adapted and born in Oregon, mixes the cultures he grew up with (Indigenous, Puerto Rican and Filipino) with american elements and builds a bridge between them. Have a listen to “Risk It”:

Music from Costa Rica – Mekatelyu

Mekatelyu is a Costa Rican band formed in December 1998 when Gabriel Dávila (Gabo), bassist of the band, began to search for a new style of music that would fuse reggae roots with different Caribbean and Latinrhythms.

Here ist their song “Amarily Love Reggae “

Music from Jamaica – Black Uhuru

Black Uhuru are a Jamaican reggae group formed in 1972, initially as Uhuru (Swahili for ‘freedom’). The group has undergone several line-up changes over the years, with Derrick “Duckie” Simpson as the mainstay. They had their most successful period in the 1980s, with their album Anthem winning the first ever Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 1985. (wikipedia) 

Edit : just saw this one was my 750th posting on worldmusic in nearly two years :-) i´m happy

Here is their famous song “Guess whos coming to dinner “