Online Reggae Magazine


Reggae artists, biographies, discographies, new releases, photos, videos, music samples.

Abyssinians Biography


Abyssinians Photo

Abyssinians, biography

Group - Born, 1968 - Group members: Bernard Collins

Listen to Abyssinians

Get the Flash Player to listen to Abyssinians mp3.

Abyssinians Biography

The Abyssinians is a vocal trio well known for his beautiful roots harmony and his spiritual essence.

The band, formed in 1968 by Donald Manning, Bernard Collins and Linford Manning, released one year later the mythic “Satta Massagana”. This song, based on the Ethiopian Amharic language is an anthem of reggae music. The Abyssinians released their debut album, "Satta Massagana", which includes only hits such as "Declaration of Rights", "Forward To Zion", "Abendigo" and "African Race", in 1975. Followed "Arise" in 1978, an album in the same style that the previous one, with beautiful harmonies and deep messages as "This Land Is For Everyone" and "Wicked Men (a.k.a. Leggo Beast)" prove it. The group separated in 1980 but Donald Manning with his brother Carlton Manning and David Morrison pursued to perform internationally under the name The Abyssinians whereas Bernard Collins performed on stage with George Henry. Nine years later, the original trio joined together again and recorded, “$19.95 + Tax” which has only been released in 1996. Nowadays, Donal Manning & Bernard Collins are performing tours in many countries along with singer David Morrison.

The Abyssinians is one of the most spiritual reggae band but also one of the greatest in the history of Jamaican music. They continually spread love, faith and peace message through out their songs.

Related links about Abyssinians

Photos from Abyssinians

Reggae New Releases

All new releases  

Browse reggae artists ? Click on the letters to browse the content alphabetically

Recently addedView all

Var - Poor and Needy
27 Sep
Mortimer - Lightning
11 Aug

© 2007-2024 United Reggae. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited. Read about copyright

Terms of use | About us | Contact us | Authors | Newsletter | A-Z

United Reggae is a free and independant magazine promoting reggae music and message since 2007. Support us!

Partners: Jammin Reggae Archives | Jamaican Raw Sessions | Vallèia - Lunch & Fresh food | Relier un livre | One One One Wear