The Austin 100: Stonebwoy Recommended if you like Alpha Blondy and Lucky Dube.
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The Austin 100: Stonebwoy

The Austin 100: Stonebwoy

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Stonebwoy is performing at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Ashaiman, Ghana

Genre: Global

Why We're Excited: Dancehall and reggae star Stonebwoy has broken out well beyond his home country of Ghana: He's collaborated with the likes of Sean Paul, won a BET Award (for Best International Act: Africa) and found a worldwide following for a string of springy, Afropop-inflected crossover hits. Among his most recent singles, the relentlessly catchy "Top Skanka" sounds poised to cross over to U.S. audiences whose pop-music world keeps getting more expansive.


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