Jamaican ska and reggae singer Jimmy Cliff OM performs his own 1969 hit song 'Many Rivers to Cross'. The singer is accompanied by drums, double bass and Jools Holland on the piano. Information about the singer's roots, career development and Jamaican order of merit appear as captions on the screen during the performance.

This clip is from:
Reggae at the BBC
First broadcast:
18 February 2011

This clip could be used to look at the development of ska and reggae. Students could work in groups to appraise this popular ballad and singer.