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Five Great Mento Songs to Start Your Tuesday With

Above: The Jolly Boys

It’s one of the original forms of Jamaican folk music — and Mento still remains on the music scene today. Usually comprising a small band featuring a guitar, a rhumba box, drums and a banjo, Jamaican mento wasn’t calypso, although it shared many similarities with Trinidad’s then-favorite music. Mento music will take you right back to Jamaica, wherever you are. Here are five great Mento songs to start your day with.

The Jolly Boys – Take Me Back to Jamaica

It All Began With Adam & Eve – Lord Flea

Day Dah Light – Louise Bennett

Blu-Lu-Lup – Lord Fly

Hill and Gully Ride – Lord Composer

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