TIMELINE EXPLORE OUR HISTORY

This timeline shows an interactive journey through Jamaica's rich and ever-shifting musical history; encompassing it's birth, growth and myriad of characters that has made it a genre admired by the world.

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1927

image Tommy McCook (3 March 1927 – 5 May 1998) Perhaps the most innovative and influential tenor saxophonist in Jamaican popular music; founding member of The Skatalites band; leader of The Supersonics band and member of The Revolutiona

1928

image Oswald Williams, (1928-1976) Count Ossie is said to be among the first if not the first to put niyabinghi drumming to records and so helped to establish and maintain Rastafari culture through Jamaican music; incorporating influence

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