African reggae

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For the Nina Hagen song, see African Reggae.

Reggae is a kind of Jamaican popular music that has spread to much of the world, especially including Africa. There are many African reggae musicians with a wide fanbase both on the continent and abroad. Four well-known African reggae artists are Alpha Blondy, Majek Fashek, Tiken Jah Fakoly and Lucky Dube.

Bob Marley, a world-famous Jamaican reggae musician, performed in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1980; that concert is often credited as the beginning of reggae in Africa.

Currently available are a number of excellent compilation CDs featuring various artists. These cds include (1) Black Star Liner: Reggae from Africa; (2) Reggae Over Africa; (3) Reggae Africa; (4) African Reggae; (5) Rendez vous:Reggae Times in Africa; (6) African Rebel Music:Roots Reggae & Dancehall.

The CD called Black Star Liner: Reggae from Africa was issued on cassette tape and vinly LP on the Heartbeat label in 1990, and issued as CD in 1992 on Heartbeat. Songs on this CD are Third World by Sonny Okusuns; Carry On by Sabanoh 75; You Can Make It by Cloud 7; Still Searching by Bongos Ikwue and the Groovies; Leaking Heart by Sabanoh 75; Destiny by Victor Iwaifo; Kokolioko by Miatta Fahnbulleh; and Fire in Soweto by Sonny Okusuns. Liner notes?

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