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The Sounds of Jamaica

Waterhouse performs music of the Caribbean. The group was founded in 1984 by Kosi Keith Eric, to perform the music of his homeland - Reggae. The repertoire has grown to include many different styles of Jamaican music: Dance Hall, Rock Steady, Roots Reggae, Ska, and the Caribbean styles of Calypso and Soca from Trinidad.

The group presents many educational concerts for Urban Gateways (an Arts For Learning organization) and has appeared in almost every grade school in Chicago. Having established a strong reputation for Jamaican music, Waterhouse performs regularly throughout the Midwest at colleges, festivals and nightclubs.

The group takes it's name form the Waterhouse section of Kingston, Jamaica where Keith grew up with the Roots of Reggae.

Listen to music samples of Waterhouse, click here!

Repertoire:

Contemporary Dance Hall recorded by:
Cocoa Tea Maxi Priest Shabba Ranks and Scandal

Reggae Classics recorded by:
Bob Marley and the Wailers Dennis Brown Jimmy Cliff
Mighty Diamonds The Heptones UB40

Contemporary Socca recorded by:
Arrow (Hot, Hot, Hot) Alexis Baron Tambu/Charlie's Roots

Traditional Calypso and Mento songs include:
Boo Boo De Duppy Jamboree Jump In The Line
Brown Skin Gal Island In The Sun Matilda
Day O Jamaican Farewell Maryann

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Go to: Educational Programs and Steel Drums.