Michael Cooper (musician)

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Michael Cooper
Also known as Ibo Cooper, Michael Kenneth Cooper
Born Clarendon, Jamaica
Genres Reggae
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, educator
Instruments Keyboards
Associated acts Third World, Inner Circle, Burning Spear

Michael "Ibo" Cooper (born 1950) is a Jamaican reggae musician and musical educator. He was member of the pop-band Inner Circle and founding member of the reggae band Third World.[1] He has also appeared with reggae artist Burning Spear.

He currently teaches full-time as head of the Caribbean, Latin American and jazz department (Popular Music Studies) at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica.[2]


  1. ^ Walters, Basil (20 June 2011). "Children preserving their dads' musical legacies". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  2. ^ Dawes, Kwame (2004). "Michael "Ibo" Cooper". BOMB. 86.