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Öland Roots 2014

Inner Circle (US)

Jamaican reggae band Inner Circle was formed 1968 by Ian and Roger Lewis. The band gained success through the front-man and lead singer Jacob Miller, who was killed in a car crash 1980. 1978-80 Inner Circle was more popular in Jamaica than Bob Marley. The band also appeared in the reggae film Rockers in 1978. The album Everything Is Great reached top 20 in the UK 1979. In 1989 the hit 'Bad Boys' was released with Charlton Coffie as lead singer. Another international hit was 'Sweat (A La La La La Long)' 1993.
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The reggae group Inner Circle was formed in 1968 by the brothers Ian and Roger Lewis in Jamaica. At first they covered soul and R&B hits from the United States, and then also a few reggae songs, predominantl...

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Johnny Osbourne (JM)

Johnny Osbourne (born Errol Osbourne, 1948) is a popular Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer from Kingston, Jamaica, who rose to success in the late 1970s and mid 1980s. His album Truths and Rights was a notable roots reggae success, and featured "Jah Promise" and the album's title track, "Truths and Rights". However, he is probably best known for his mid 1980s dancehall reggae hits "Buddy Bye" (based on King Jammy's Sleng Teng riddim), "Ice Cream Love" and "Water Pumping".

During 1967 Osbourne became lead vocalist of The Wildcats, and recorded for producer Winston Riley, although nothing was issued. The Wildcats' manager then financed a session at Coxsone Dodd's Studio One, from which his debut single, "All I Have Is Love", ...

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Serengeti

Serengeti is a multidimensional artist that utilizes his eclectic versatility to create unconventional, political music deeply rooted in Hip Hop culture. The use of the title Serengeti is an artistic symbol of his conceptions, forged to mirror the dense lakes and jungles of the African landscape from which his name and lineage is derived. The Chicago-born talent makes music to invoke emotion and promote change, citing racial disharmony, political ostracism and personal conflict as inspiration.
Serengeti’s atypical childhood involved partaking in public protests at the tender age of five, under the tutelage of his politically active mother. Young Serengeti was often shuttled between his mother’s impoverished urban community and his f...

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Konshens (JM)

There are two artists named Konshens.

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A Jamaican Reggae-Dancehall artists whose debut album "Sherlock Di World Lock" was released in November 2008. He received good critics for his hit "Winner" and most recently for the song "Good Girl" performed along with Tarrus Riley.
http://www.myspace.com/konshenssojah


2. An American Hip Hop artist from Washington D.C. whose debut album "The Choosen One" was released in September 2006.
http://www.myspace.com/konshensthechosenone
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