With Mashramani coming up and the mash bands in Georgetown getting ready fi de road, we’ve got Guyana on the brain right now. And we we were thinking: while there aren’t many Guyana-based artists who are known internationally, artists of Guyanese origin and extraction living abroad have made huge impacts on a variety of musical fronts, from reggae and dub to rock, rap and R&B. You could even call it a phenomenon in Canada, where many top acts have Guyanese roots. Here’s a look at some of the most notable names.
10. Red Café
Raised in the West Indian cultural mecca of Flatbush, Brooklyn, Red Café has been a staple on NY’s rap scene for years. Now living in Miami and signed to Bad Boy Records, his latest single is “Fly Together” featuring Ryan Leslie and Rick Ross.