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Lutan Fyah

" ... Rastafari livity means to tolerate and to live side by side with those of other faiths no matter which race, no matter which class. The purpose of Haile Selassie is to see that we become one in unity and love ... and that is my purpose." Lutan Fyah Much, much more than a deejay, much more than a singer and more than a chanter too Lutan Fyah also plays guitar, keyboards and the kette drum. He holds strong beliefs in originality at all times and so he is a songwriter too and, as the New Millennium has progressed, he has developed his very own idiosyncratic and unique vocal styling.

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Ingrid Gatin

A little bit gypsy, a little bit soul, a little bit of a lot. Ingrid Gatin makes eclectic beautiful with accordion, piano, vocals, handclaps, footstomps, and tambourine. Cast as one of Winnipeg's up-and-coming singer/songwriter/arrangers, Ingrid is getting ready to take Canada by storm. Three years ago, Ingrid left the intimate music scene of Brandon, jumping into Winnipeg's vibrant music scene, where she hooked up with super cool old time roots/bluegrass band The Magnificent 7's, adding her voice and playing mandolin for two years.

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The Indian Dreams They were touring doncaster when i first found out about them about 4 years and a bit so that would be about 2003. I bought their album as they were only peforming in the streets i still have it to this day. Some of my favs on the album are: Flying condor
Love mountain
Wayrapa muspuymin Great album for relaxing all pipes and some singing on some tracks. Flying condor is their best track though.

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In a rare meeting backstage at Cincinnati’s Music Hall, music legend, Prince asked singer/songwriter, Mark Lorenzo, “Do you believe the cream will rise to the top?...” After responding that he did, Prince continued, “...Then you have nothing to worry about.” After that meeting, things have really taken off for Lorenzo. Currently, the band is touringin support of their national EO Records / Universal Records release, “Love Shape Bruise.

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Ijahman levi

Ijahman Levi was born Trevor Sutherland in Jamaica in 1946 and is a reggae musician. His first album, Haile I Hymn, was released on Island Records in 1978. He became Ijahman Levi after a religious conversion to the Rastafari movement in prison where he was between 1972 and 1974. It and the three following records preached Rastafari movement as well as Twelve Tribes of Israel doctrine. * 1978 : Haile I Hymn - Mango Records
* 1979 : Are We a Warrior - Mango Records
* 1983 : Tell It to the Children - Tree Roots

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Junior Marvin

Junior Marvin (aka Junior Kerr aka Junior Hanson aka Julian Marvin) is a Jamaican born guitarist. Junior met Bob Marley on February 14, 1977 (Valentine's Day) and thereafter joined Bob Marley and The Wailers Band. After Bob Marley passed Junior carried on the music of The Wailers Band releasing albums ID, Majestic Warriors, Jah Message, and My Friends. Junior is commonly confused with Junior Murvin who also is a reggae artist.

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Ali Farka Toure

Ali Ibrahim “Farka” Touré (October 31, 1939 – March 7, 2006) was a Malian singer and guitarist, and one of the African continent’s most internationally renowned musicians. His music is widely regarded as representing a point of intersection of traditional Malian music and its North American cousin, the blues. The belief that the latter is historically derived from the former is reflected in Martin Scorsese’s often quoted characterization of Touré’s tradition as constituting "the DNA of the blues". Touré was ranked number 76 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”.

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Third World

Third World is a Jamaican reggae group consisting of William 'Bunny Rugs' Clark (vocals), Steven 'Cat' Coore (guitar, cello, harmonica, vocals), Richard 'Richie' Daley (bass, vocals), Herbert Harris (Keyboard), and Tony Williams (drummer). They were formed in 1973 and are still releasing records today. Their lineup has changed over the years, as has their musical style, although it has not strayed too far from the "roots reggae" style that they are generally categorized as.

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