Stinging Ray, a Chinese musician, redefines roots reggae in his debut album


Chinese artist Stinging Ray has released his very first full-length album called “Fantasy & Waitin’ To Cross Caribbean.”

This album marks a key turning point for Stinging Ray as he works with some of the greatest reggae music luminaries. It features 12 incredible tracks that will take you on a captivating journey through the world of roots reggae.

Stinging Ray worked closely with renowned musicians like the Roots Radics, Sly Dunbar, Dean Fraser, Lamont Savory, and I Kong, thanks to Skunga Kong. Their collaboration evokes the powerful Jamaican Roots music of the 1980s.

Additionally, there is a subtle infusion of European vibes, evident in a full track created in collaboration with the remarkable label Irie Ites. The album also includes featured performances by the esteemed Big Red and Stinging Ray’s producer/manager, General Huge.

This musical masterpiece surprises listeners with a blend of original ska vibes from the 1960s and modern Roots music.

It not only showcases Stinging Ray’s talent but also establishes a deep musical connection between China and Jamaica. This album serves as undeniable proof that Chinese Roots Reggae is not only real but also thriving. Get ready to embrace the exciting sounds that are making their way to the forefront of the music scene!

Stream Full Album on Spotify below;


Written by
Barbie Edonia


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