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Reggae legends on their Soul of Jamaica album

315 Reggae legends on their Soul of Jamaica album

To hear one of the best roots reggae albums to come out of Kingston, Jamaica, this spring, you have to drive a long way from Trench Town. In fact, you have to leave the city altogether and head up high into the mountains that surround it.

Some of reggae music’s biggest legends – from the Congos’ Cedric Myton to Ken Boothe – have congregated to record alongside talents from the younger generation. “We’re handing the baton over to the future leaders,” says Kiddus I, a 72-year-old Rastafarian who has been recording reggae music since the beginning of the 1970s and is rarely, if ever, seen without a spliff dangling from his lips.

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