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Reggae Boys

The Reggae Boyz was the appellation directed at the Jamaican Globe Glass Squad in 1998. The nationwide soccer team had been the very first Commonwealth Country within the Caribbean to be eligible for the World Glass competition in France. Soccer in Jamaica demonstrated especially popular inside the reggae community, as shown within the documentary Reggae ON YOUR GOLF BALL, which presented Bob Marley and Burning up Spear. The nationwide group included players from Wadada and Harbour Look at, alongside British players with Jamaican parentage. Before actually qualifying for the finals, the group undertook a saving program with Sly And Robbie, the consequence of that was ‘Kick It’. The solitary highlighted the DJ abilities of Paul Hall, Fitzroy Simpson and Donald Stewart, who have been backed by the group alongside Maxine Booth and Skyjoose. When, in November 1997, the group certified for the finals, Primary Minister P.J. Patterson announced a National Vacation, which also resulted in festivities from within the reggae community. Furthermore to ‘Kick It’, significant releases included the united kingdom chart strike ‘Rise Up’, performed by Jamaica United (which presented, amongst others, Buju Banton, Toots Hibbert, Ziggy Marley, Shaggy, Diana Ruler, Ini Kamoze and Tony Rebel), soca celebrity Astronaut’s ‘Jamaica Globe Glass’, Donna Marie’s ‘Bam Bam Reggae Boyz’, and Sanchez’s ‘Reggae Boyz Goin’ To France’, while Leon Leiffer from the Blackstones, using the UK-based Reggae ’98 team, chanted ‘Proceed Jamaica Proceed’.

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