Jimmy Cliff

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Presents The 2010 Induction Ceremony Pressroom - March 15, 2010

Cliff in 2010, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: James Chambers

Place of Birth: St. James, Colony of Jamaica

Date of Birth: 30 July, 1944

Ethnicity: African-Jamaican

Jimmy Cliff is a Jamaican ska, rocksteady, reggae and soul musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and actor.

He was born in the rural village of Somerton, Saint James Parish, Jamaica. His family descended from bands of Afro-Caribbean slaves known as “Maroons,” who became independent and established free communities in the mountainous interior of the country.

Jimmy is married. He has three children, including Brazilian actress Nabiyah Be.

Jimmy was a member of the Rastafari movement, before converting to Islam from Christianity.

Source: http://www.encyclopedia.com

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