Mighty Diamonds

Few bands that formed in the '60s are still going strong today. The Rolling Stones spring to mind, but Jagger and Richards are somehow preternaturally endowed with a self-preserving physiology that continues to mystify modern science. Reggae troupe the Mighty Diamonds, on the other hand, with over forty albums to their name, have aged too, but surely the laidback rhythms of their Jamaican roots music—and yes, probably the weed—have enabled their steady advance. What's more, unlike contemporaries Burning Spear and Culture, Diamonds never made their music overly political, preferring the mellower sounds of their vocal harmonies, and since their best known 1976 debut Right Time, the original line up of Tabby, Bunny, and Judge carry on, unhurriedly, today. With Unite-One, DJ Court. GWENDOLYN ELLIOTT

Sat., Dec. 8, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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