A British roots reggae band, active in the 70s. Their style was soulful and melodic.
Great Britain has produced several great roots bands -- Steel Pulse, Aswad, Misty In Roots, and Black Slate among them but Matumbi is one of the earliest and most influential. They formed in 1972 in London at a time when roots in Jamaica itself was just entering its prime.
The leader Dennis Bovell is a legendary reggae guitarist…
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