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    Wingless Angels, ''Wingless Angels'' (Island Jamaica). The drumming and singing of Jamaica's Nyabinghi ceremonies, part of reggae's roots, can sound like gospel hymns en route to Africa. Keith Richards found a Nyabinghi group including Justin Hinds, a ska hit-maker in the 1960's, and recorded it to sound even more otherworldly, adding Irish pennywhistle and his own guitar: not ethnomusicology but a fond, romanticized homage.- Jon Pareles

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on January 14, 1998

 

Wingless Angels, ''Wingless Angels'' (Island Jamaica). The drumming and singing of Jamaica's Nyabinghi ceremonies, part of reggae's roots, can sound like gospel hymns en route to Africa. Keith Richards found a Nyabinghi group including Justin Hinds, a ska hit-maker in the 1960's, and recorded it to sound even more otherworldly, adding Irish pennywhistle and his own guitar: not ethnomusicology but a fond, romanticized homage.- Jon Pareles

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