Talking 'bout Jamaican singers, here's a story of an unlikely reggae star: a Sicilian-born reggae singer!
Alberto D'Ascola, a 32-year-old policeman's son who performs as Alborosie, has conquered the Caribbean island after acquiring dreadlocks, a strong Jamaican accent and the swagger of a reggae star in the seven years since he arrived in Kingston.
Mr D'Ascola said he was born in Sicily, "a real bad man's turf", and there was a link between the island and Jamaica.
Speaking in Jamaican patois with an Italian accent, he said: "They are close, let me tell you. I don’t know why. Jamaica love the Mafia 'ting'."