The Abyssinians are a Jamaican roots reggae group, famous for their
close harmonies and promotion of the Rastafari movement in their lyrics.
The vocal trio was originally formed in 1969 by Bernard Collins, Donald Manning and Linford Manning.
Their most famous songs are “Satta Massagana” and “Y Mas Gan”, both of which are delivered partially in the Ethiopian language of Amharic. This language is sacred to Rastafarians as they believe the last Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, to be the Christ in flesh.