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 ”


Music from Jamaica – Rootz Underground

Rootz Underground are a great jamaican reggae and dub group. Here’s their nice song “In My Hut”, full of jam…

Music from Jamaica – Panoridim Steel Pan Orchestra

The Panoridim Steel Pan Orchestra, formed in 1977, is the premier steel band on Jamaica. Here’s their cover of “Fallen Soldiers”:

Music from Jamaica – Raging Fyah

Raging Fyah is a reggae, pop and dancehall group from Kingston, Jamaica. Here’s their nice song “Judgement Day”:

Music from the US – Grace Jones

Grace Jones, born in 1948, is a jamaican american singer. Here’s the nice song “Slave to the Rhythm“:

This was a Music-Suggestion from Mobius, thanks!

Music from Jamaica – John Holt

John Holt, born in 1947 in Kingston, is a Jamaican Reggae musician. He recorded his first single already within the age of 16 years. Here’s his nice song “I’ve got to get away“, together with the band The Paragons:

Found this on A World Of Reggae :)