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 “
Manjul is the pseudonym of Julien Souletie, an artist and Dub musician , born in 1976 in the eighteenth arrondissement of Paris. After many years in the islands of Mayotte and Reunion he lives since 13 years in Mali.
Here is his song “Mabeya”
Read the article of Musicians in New Zealand and discovered that 10CC , a famous band in my Youth comes from there . I loved this song “Dreadlock Holidays” really an evergreen .In fact they come from Manchester , don´t know why they transferred this band which has founded 1966 and consisted til 2003 has been trasnferred to another continent. Two members of this band had a very famous solo /duo project called Godley & Creme
Kaka, born in 1992, means brother in Swahili and is a great reggae and dancehall shootingstar from Sweden! Listen to the nice song “En sidste sang” in english ‘A last song’
Whenever I remind music from Denmark, I remind of Nephew and any more bands Truels told me about. Thanks Truels for this suggestion!!
Toots & The Maytals are a jamaican reggae and ska music group, formed in 1963. Listen to their classic “Pressure Drop”, recorded in 1969, which was rated as No. 446 in the list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by the Rolling Stone magazine:
Charlies Choice , a band from germany , playing a crossover of ska, reggae and balkan rhythmns
they won the third plaxe at the 2010 Planet Pop Contest
Here are their songs Balkanese (live ) and “Don´t be scared “
Mato Seco is a brazilian roots reggae band from São Caetano do Sul, formed in 2002. Listen to their nice song “Resistência “:
Chronixx is a roots musician from Jamaica, born in 1992. Listen to his song “Here Comes Trouble”:
Ijahman Levi (born 1946 in Manchester Parish, Jamaica as Trevor Sutherland) is a roots-reggae musician. His debut album, Haile I Hymn was released in 1978 under the label Iceland Records. His nickname Ijahman Levi he received after he converted to the Rastafari movement, as he sat 1972-1974 in prison.
Here is his song ” Jah is no secret” from his debut album “Haile i Hymn”
Love Mishka, born in Bermuda, and well known in the surfing scene, and his relaxing reggae beats… His music is always impressing again for me! Listen to his song “Neva give up”, what is my message for you too ;)