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"Our favorite islanders" - the top Caribbean musicians of all time

Only the most avid music lovers know that some of the most talented singers and bands who have achieved worldwide success come from the Caribbean islands. And today's article is dedicated to them.

Legendary Caribbean musicians: Fuzz Music magazine's top picks

Caribbean Islands The islands lure tourists from all over the world because they are blessed with white sand beaches, sprawling palm trees, waterfalls and enchanting wildlife. The islands offer vacationers snorkeling, fruity drinks, nightlife and dazzling music, from reggae to calypso to salsa. Many see them as. "a little paradise on earth"Although, of course, this is not the case, given how poor their natives are...

Many of these people Since childhood they have dreamed of leaving their homeland, because despite the beautiful picture - the prospects there are not so great. And a small percentage of them succeed! Only the most avid music lovers know that some of the most talented singers and bands who have achieved global successThe Caribbean islands. And today's article is dedicated to them. most beloved islanders in the history of music!

Bob Marley

Bob Marley
Bob Marley

We decided to begin our list with solo artistsand the first one in question is the consummate king of reggae. Bob Marley! He was not just a Jamaican reggae performer, but a pioneer of the genre. He also remains a cultural phenomenon, a symbol of Jamaica and a Rastafarian icon. Marley released reggae, ska and rocksteady music both as a solo artist and with other artists (notably his band The Wailers).

He's not with us, but his legacy is great and his memory is still alive today. His influence is enormous and five of his records are on the Rolling Stone list "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time"! This is a tremendous success for a reggae performer.

Rihanna

Rihanna
Rihanna

A legend of the 21st century, a beauty Rihanna hailing from the island Barbados. She's come a long way to the top of the world music charts: a pop and R&B superstar, Rihanna had a humble beginning. Even bleak... She grew up in a difficult family environment, survived her parents' divorce, suffered from constant headaches and, without finishing high school, as a teenager was forced to sell clothes at the market for lack of money.

Fortunately, in 2003, Rihanna found herself at the right time in the right placeThat being said. The young songbird achieved a contract and managed to meet the expectations of the producers. Already in 2010 she set a Guinness World Record as the artist with the most number one singles in the USA in one year! Ten more years later she became the richest woman musician in the world and has won several Grammy awards. Many of her hits are still relevant today on the radio waves.

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan

A contender for the title of queen of Latin American pop music, as a child Gloria Estefan fled Havana during the Cuban Revolution with her family in search of a better life in the United States. Her mother struggled to support her family on a teacher's salary after Gloria's father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. All these adversities, as well as her inner potential, pushed the girl to conquer Olympus.

Today she sold over 100 million Gloria is the most fortunate person in the world, and her music box is literally bursting with awards! Gloria is not only very lucky in terms of her career: her husband Emilio EstefanHe is also a Cuban musician who supports his beloved in everything. They are a great couple both on stage and at home.

Hector Laveau

ektor lavo
Hector Laveau

Hector Laveau, whom fans and critics alike call "singer of singers."was one of the most significant forces in the history of Salsa and Latin American music Overall. Born in Puerto Rico in 1946, he went on to play an integral role in establishing the international popularity of salsa between the 1960s and 1980s. His amazing voice (combined with his impeccable diction) was described as "clean and bright". He was a major influence on virtually all salsa singers in subsequent generations. His timeless classics, such as "Aguanile" or "El Cantante," still sound with such liveliness that you'd think they were released hours ago.

Unfortunately, he met tragic endBut fortunately, he left a great legacy and an inspiring success story.

Boney M.

Popular in the 80's disco band Boney M.!
Boney M.

Now let's talk about Euro-Caribbean groupsThe first ones on the list are, of course, the first ones on the list, of course, the first ones on the list. And first on the list of such are, of course, Boney M.! This is one of the few projects of its time and genre that managed to become world leader disco! Boney M. is also the first band to break through the Iron Curtain...

The band has a large number of hits, which continue to be popular and gain millions of listens! Just look at the world famous "Rasputin"?

Eruption

Eruption
Eruption

Another brainchild Frank Farian, whose members include talented people from Caribbean Islands!

Listeners are sometimes confused Eruption with Boney M. because of the similarity in sound (which is, however, due to Farian's leadership), but to be fair, this band was not as successful as the one we have already mentioned above. Still, Eruption made their contribution and left vivid mark in history.

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