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U-Roy, Influential Reggae Artist, Dies at 78

Kingston, Jamaica born-and-bred vocalist Ewart Beckford, better known as the reggae artist U-Roy, died on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at his home in Jamaica. He was 78 years old. An influential singer of gently melodic reggae, his conversational rapping was also known as “toasting.” “As we mourn the loss, we have the memories of this amazing […]

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