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Abyssinians, The

Identifier: File #1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Tanzilo Popular Music Collection contains biographical information on many of the significant Reggae music performers of the 1970's through 1990's. These performers are predominantly Jamaican, however Reggae originating outside of Jamaica is also featured. Additionally, some information regarding other Caribbean music forms, such as, Mento, Calypso and Soca are also included. Photographs, concert flyers and official press releases from and about the various Reggae music performers and record companies offer a unique view of the reggae music industry during the decades covered.

This Collection is an interesting testament to Jamaican music as represented in North American media specifically. The majority of the clippings are from United States publications. Many of the clippings are derived from music themed magazines, such as 'New Musical Express' and 'Melody Makers'. There are special editorials or reviews from sources such as, 'Time Magazine' and 'The Gleaner'.


  • Creation: 1976 - 1998

Conditions Governing Access

The Tanzilo Popular Music Collection is open to research by all users of the Mona Library.


4 Sheets

Language of Materials



Tanzilo collection covers the period 1976 - 1998.

Repository Details

Part of the The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus Jamaica Repository