Not only have Jamaica's The Mighty Diamonds
been hailed as the best Reggae vocal group of all time, but some have gone so far as to call them the greatest harmony vocalists in the world
. The trio emerged in the '70s, riding the buzz created by their innovative, breakthrough debut, Right Time
, in 1977. Mixing sweet harmonies with lyrical commentary about everything from political issues to spiritual awareness, the group's latest release, Rise Up
, has spawned the current tour, which brings them back to the U.S. for the first time in nearly half a decade. Making the tour extra special is the fact that the Yard Beats will be backing the trio. The expanded 10-piece band contains an astounding roster of veteran Jamaican musicians who have worked with the likes of Dennis Brown, Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.
At the 20th Century Theater on Friday with Cincinnati's Conscious.