Mad for reggae in Samba land

Jamaican music has resonated with Brazilians for nearly 50 years, starting with Jimmy Cliff’s song Waterfall in 1968.Waterfall won the International Song Contest that year. It was so popular in Brazil that Cliff moved to the Samba-mad country the following year.

Cliff remains the biggest reggae act in Brazil. Bob Marley, who visited in early 1980 with Jacob Miller; Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Eric Donaldson, The Gladiators and The Congos, all have a strong base there.

via Mad for reggae in Samba land.

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