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“Bangarang Festival”: The Sound of 1969

Very little information seems to exist about this Jamaica Independence Festival song contribution that bears the classic sound of vintage 1969 reggae – “Bangarang Festival” – from The Peter Ashbourne Affair:

Bangarang Festival – Peter Ashbourne Affair

[Pssst:  Click the triangle to play “Bangarang Festival” by The Peter Ashbourne Affair.]

Peter Ashbourne

Present-day Peter Ashbourne find him teaching at Edna Manley College‘s School of Music and composing for theatre, dance, and film, as well as producing, arranging, writing, and performing popular music with an array of Jamaican and international artists.  Ashbourne has not only worked as a studio musician accompanying such artists as Bob Marley, Beres Hammond, Paul Simon, Eddie Kendricks, and Manu Dibango, but has also served for three decades as one of Jamaica’s top commercial composer-arrangers, having been creatively involved in the production of over 700 jingles – and winning the CLIO for his 1983 Air Jamaica North America campaign.

LINK to Peter Ashbourne’s website

Peter Ashbourne Affair 45

Other recordings composed and/or produced and/or arranged by Peter Ashbourne

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