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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 & film, as well as producing, arranging, writing & 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 & 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.  Click here to learn more about Peter Ashbourne’s many accomplishments.

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