The Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae - The complete story of Reggae told through its greatest songs, famous and forgotten - Michael Garnice

The Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae - The complete story of Reggae told through its greatest songs, famous and forgotten - Michael Garnice

More great Nyabinghi and Nyabinghi-reggae songs

The Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae - The complete story of Reggae told through its greatest songs, famous and forgotten - Michael Garnice

Michael Garnice [+-]
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Michael Garnice is best known for his groundbreaking early reggae website www.mentomusic.com and his writing about Bob Marley for Reggae Beat Magazine. He lives in New York City and writes for a number of reggae websites and magazines.

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Well before they began to record, Count Ossie and his Nyabinghi drum troupe were born of – and would become central to – Rasta identity. Oswald Williams was born in 1926 in Saint Thomas Parish. Mentored in Rastafarianism and Nyabinghi drumming by a Rasta elder by the name of Brother Job, the young Williams would soon move to live in a Rasta community. By the late 1950s, Jamaica’s best jazz musicians, as well as others visiting from abroad, would routinely come to Ossie’s Rasta camp. There they would sit in with him and his drum troupe, the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, on a grounation, as these jam sessions were called. With this musical openness, it’s no wonder that Nyabinghi music frequently included a guest jazz instrument, not to mention welcoming collaboration with an entire R&B or reggae band.

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Garnice, Michael . More great Nyabinghi and Nyabinghi-reggae songs. The Ultimate Guide to Great Reggae - The complete story of Reggae told through its greatest songs, famous and forgotten. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 324-329 Mar 2016. ISBN 9781781790953. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=25473. Date accessed: 25 Nov 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.25473. Mar 2016

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