Rohan Lee

b. Rockfort, Jamaica, West Indies. While growing up in the Kingston suburbs Lee embraced Rastafari and followed the Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari. In the 90s Lee joined the Nyahbinghi Drummers and in…
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b. Rockfort, Jamaica, West Indies. While growing up in the Kingston suburbs Lee embraced Rastafari and followed the Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari. In the 90s Lee joined the Nyahbinghi Drummers and in 1998 toured Europe with the group. His expedition proved a revelation as he recognised that European reggae supporters did not share the Jamaican penchant for the digital sounds of dancehall. Lee felt that in his homeland his work was largely ignored as he refused to ride current rhythms preferring to create his own acoustic analogue sounds. Following the success of the tour with the Mystics, Lee remained in Europe where he secured a number of bookings in Belgium as well as a critically acclaimed appearance at the Geel Festival. His success at the festival resulted in the European Reggae Foundation inviting the singer to return in 1999. Lee subsequently recruited two Dutch musicians who had played in a European reggae group known as the Vibe. The singer and band played their debut celebrating the 109th Anniversary of Haile Selassie to critical acclaim, that led to a series of concerts throughout Belgium and Holland. Lee and Recipe, as his backing band was now known, embarked on recording sessions for his spiritual debut album, For The Poor. Lee was also joined by Belgium musician Coco Jnr., who had previously worked with Sly And Robbie, performing on tracks such as, ‘Are You Ready’, ‘Feel No Way’ and the favoured, ‘Boogie Yaga System’ that was lifted for release as a CD single.