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U-Roy's new set

Saturday, August 30, 2014    

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FOUNDATION artiste and toaster U-Roy is back in the island following a short stint in Europe where he performed at Reggae Ska as well as made a few more stops in that continent.

The singer got the chance to sing some of his songs on his latest album released two years ago on the European market only Pray Fi Di People.

Among the songs on the 13-track project are They Have No Love, Ebony Eyes, title track Pray Fi Di People and Border.

The album came three years following his last album I Am The Originator on the Kingston Sounds label.

Pray Fi Di People self- produced by U-Roy on Music Action label sees him in combinations with artistes such as Tarrus Riley and Horace Andy.

"The album is a 'vibesy' one and comes with a good mixture -- you know my style," he said.

"It can come to Jamaica any time now," he told the Jamaica Observer.

Born Ewart Beckford in Jones Town, Kingston, the singer now in his early 70s started out within a religious and musical family; his mother was an organist for the choir at a local Seventh Day Adventist Church.

He got his break in 1970 when John Holt lead singer of the Paragons heard him toasting over a Duke Reid track at a dance.... the rest is now history.

— Cecelia Campbell-Livingston

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