Written by Nyah Joe on August 9, 2019
This Day in Reggae News: Bob Marley’s widow Rita Marley & reggae dancehall star Sizzla, were this years honorees at the Independence Day Grand Gala this past Tuesday, held at the National Stadium. Rita Marley is a reggae icon & the matriarch to the Marley family. In the 70’s, Rita was part of the iconic I-Threes, that sang backup vocals for Bob Marley & the Wailers. She also released her own solo albums in the 80’s & 90’s.
Sizzla Kolonji’s career began in the 90’s & he has been at the helm of bringing culture & consciousness to the dancehall. This has spawned another generation of artists to carry on this tradition.