Creating a medley of sounds from influences is a hallmark of fusion music, but none do it quite like Mangoseed. Hailing from the cultural and creative melting pot that London is, Mangoseed’s members are of Trinidadian, Jamaican, Australian and Irish descent. Meshing ska and soca, jungle and funk, rock and punk, all of it high-energy and unfailingly danceable, Mangoseed has been releasing their unique brand of fusion since 2014. In newest video for the Sam Dyson produced single “Jah Jah,” they pay tribute to the island of Jamaica and the reggae from which they borrow vibes and instrumentation. It’s a beautiful visual that combines the everyday life of Jamaica’s own with each band member in their individual element. Watch the video for “Jah Jah” below.
By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor