Reggae – For The Road

5 Selected Recordings


Reggae music, popular around the globe and, first authored in Jamaica, has deep African ties evidenced by the backbeat, Rastafarian texture and narrative telling lyrics. Reggae is broadly celebrated in African countries as it is around the world. Here are five suggested albums to consider for your collection.

Lucky Dube – ‘Retrospective’ Rykodisc, 2008

Rocky Dawuni – ‘Hymns for the Rebel Soul’ Aquarian Records, 2010

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Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars – ‘Rise and Shine’ Cumbancha, 2010

Alpha Blondy – ‘Jerusalem’ Shanachie, 1986

Tiken Jah Fakoly – ‘African Revolution’ Universal Canada, 2011