Toppa Top 10: Ten Artists You Might Not Know Are Guyanese

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Words by LargeUp Crew—
Leona Lewis

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.