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The Abyssinians featuring Bernard Collins

August 12, 2017
9:30 pm

Doors at 9 pm; Show at 9:30 pm Tickets are $30 Advance / $35 Day of Show Ashkenaz is all ages all the time! The roots harmony vocals trio the Abyssinians was formed in 1968 by founding members Donald Manning, Bernard Collins and Linford Manning. It was in 1969 with their release "Satta Massagana" recorded on Coxson Dodd's Studio One label--a Rastafarian hymn based on the Ethiopian Amharic language, that launched them into the ranks of Reggae music greats. "Satta Massagana" became one of reggae's most popular songs; becoming an anthem that was heard on the radios, in the dancehalls and in the churches of Jamaica. The group separated in 1980, during the separation group co-founder Donald Manning performed internationally under the name The Abyssinians with his brother Carlton Manning (of Carlton & The Shoes) and singer David Morrison. In 2004, Donald Manning & Bernard Collins reunited on stage for the first time in over ten years along with singer David Morrison. In February and March of 2005 they returned for an extended tour of Europe and the United States. The Abyssinians return to Ashkenaz tonight for the first time since 2007 making this a once in a decade event!


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