Music Break

1970 Britain, Jamaican duo Bob and Marcia‘s cover of “Young, Gifted and Black” climbs to no. 5 on the UK charts. They’re featured in a recent BBC documentary on the influence of reggae on 1970s British music culture, which also explains the use of orchestral strings in the song.

So is Steel Pulse’s “Prodigal Son” from 1978:


Matumbi’s “Rock”:

And Aswad’s “It’s Not Our Wish”

Watch the film on Youtube or below:

H/T: Tony Karon

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is on the international affairs faculty of The New School. He is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country.

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