Jimmy Cliff, Sly and Robbie, Philip Smart, Willie Lindo and Gregory Isaac are a few of the legends who have also worked with the band. These contributions have sculpted the sound of Roots Rock Reggae over the years, making The Meditations a fundamental and essential part of reggae music.
Currently, they’ve released a new album titled “Can’t Stop The Flow Of Life “.
The star-studded set of musicians, who came together to make this album possible, did not disappoint at all. You have the legendary Sly Dunbar, whose melodies have set the pace for the culture time and time again. Sly plays the majority of drums on this album. On keys, you have the multi talented Sidney Mills, from the legendary Reggae band “ Steal Pulse”. Bass on this album is being played by so many legends , it’s crazy. Musicians like Lloyd Parks , who has an impressive resume, spanning over three decades, and Neville Morris, whose resume includes Lady Saw and Mr. Vegas, just to name a few. Legendary bass player Robert “ Robbie “ Shakespeare , who needs absolutely no introductions, and finally the legendary , multi talented, writer and producer Willie Lindo, who wrote and produced classics for Beres Hammond and Dennis Brown, play on the record. So The Meditations are still going strong, still putting in that work after all these years.
Over the past few years, Ansel (who has produced all of The Meditations’ albums excluding three) has been the only remaining original member of The Meditations to continue touring. Accompanying him for over 10 years now as background vocalist are Laury Webb (who is also featured on The Good Of Man album) and DaddyLion Chandell. Together, they’ve been touring the United States performing for fans at venues like the world famous Wild Hare and the Red Rock Amphitheater, of which they performed recently with Collie Buddz , Protoje , Morgan Heritage and Rebelution, during their 2019 summer tour.