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Nambo Robinson Dead

Nambo Robinson’s burly frame cast an imposing presence on Jamaican recording studios. Even with the advent of the digital dancehall age he was still in demand as a trombonist.

The jocular musician died yesterday morning, his wife Marcia told the Jamaica Observer. He was 67.

Born Ronald Robinson, he started his career in the early 1970s with the influential Mystic Revelation of Rastafari. He went on to record and tour with Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, The Taxi Gang, the 809 Band, Lloyd Parks and We The People Band, and The Wailers.

Along with saxophonist Dean Fraser and trumpeter Chico Chin, Robinson helped to keep horns alive in contemporary music. Last year, he toured the United States with The Wailers and the Taxi Gang.

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