I stayed up late last night to catch Ms. Lauryn Hill on a rare TV appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Fallon has paid tribute to Bob Marley this entire week marking the 30th anniversary of the famous Reggae singer. Ms. Hill, mother to Marley’s grandchildren gave a rousing and beautiful cover of “Chances Are” and “Could You Be Loved.” Her performance was soul-stirring and her voice ever so beautiful and melodic. I was smiling ear to ear. I’m such a big fan of her music. Still looking forward to her comeback but in the meantime…
View her performance below:
Every now and then Reggae artists in all genres tackle real issues and even pay tribute to mothers. It’s Mothers Day today and in the Caribbean it’s not just your mother but your grandmothers, aunts, elder cousins, godmothers, and your mom’s friends that show the care and love…that we need at just the right time! Happy Mothers Day to all the moms world-wide!!!
Here are some of my favorites Mama songs from the likes of: Alaine, Capleton, Gyptian, Jah Cure, Lady Saw, Tony Matterhorn, Sizzla, and Vybz Kartel!!!
Alaine – “Mama”
Capleton – “Mama You Strong”
Gyptian – “Mama”
Jah Cure – ” This One is for You Mama”
Lady Saw – “Dedicated to Mama”
Tony Matterhorn – “Survivor”
Sizzla – “Thank You Mama”
Vybz Kartel – “Mama”