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I was supposed to blog this in August. My mum showed me about them the day after I returned from Jamaica. Her and pops went to see them at Bush Hall (I think. Somewhere in west London) while I was away (so July/August).

Anyway, they are a mento band that perform both traditional mento and contemporary songs in a mento style. Mento is Jamaican folk music. Prominant from before Ska, so obviously before Rocksteady, Reggae and Dancehall. My first experience of mento was at a hotel in Jamaica called FDR in Runaway Bay(where the Spanish got forced to runaway, real ting). Mum says I was amazed. I remember standing there for a while. Would have been 10 at the time.

My parents were split about the set list; dad thought they should have done more mento, mum understood that it would be easier to gain support from the diverse audience with the contemporary songs. I sat on the fence :D

So what jogged my memory today? They performed on GMTV replacement show Daybreak today (heard the show's rubbish, true?).

Here's the official video

And the story behind the band. Rate those tourists.

I think there's a space for them to relatively well.

Readers of this blog will realise this is the second time this has happened recently. The other being The Fives 'It's What You Do'. I will get back on point.


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