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Belizean reggae group, Babylon Warriors on tour in Washington DC 1986. The Babylon Warriors, who entranced with their mystical, leisurely paced reggae.

Los Angeles-based Babylon Warriors have been together since 1978  The Babylon Warriors exude a highly personalized, mesmerizing reggae. Babylon Warriors lead singer Harrington Trapp, waving a finger in admonishment to oppressors or clenching a fist, urging the unification of his fellow man on songs like "One Love". 

Babylon Warriors members on stage included: Patrick Barrow (rhythm guitar) Jah Lem (bass guitar) Harrington Trapp (lead vocal) Charles Grady (drums) Dan-I (backing vocal) Sir Sedrick (lead guitar) Clinton Crawford (keyboards)

1986,  "The Coconut Grove"  
                 Los Angeles, CA

Babylon Warriors  
performinng for NACA  
 
1986  "Country Club"
               Reseda, California 

Babylon Warriors, "Let The Children Beware"

Babylon Warriors in 1980 was the first reggae group to introduced live reggae music performances at the WOLF & RISMILLER'S Country Club, out in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California.



August 4, 1988 
Twilight Summer Concert Series  @ 
Santa Monica Pier  
(Los Angeles Reggae Archives)

Babylon Warriors, featuring Carlos on Lead  vocal at the 4th Annual Twilight Concert Series August 4, 1988. 

Babylon Warriors members on stage: - Jah Lem: bass guitar, Patrick Barrow: rhythm guitar, Lesmond Sosa: lead guitar, HR: lead vocal, Jr. Crawford: keyboards, Carlos Hislop: Lead Vocal and keyboards, Paget: drums
 
1986 "The Coconut Grove"
       in Hollywood" 

Babylon Warriors performing "Thinking of me" 

 


1980, "Songwriters Showcase" 
               Hollywood, California

Babylon Warriors performing "Dread Situation" at the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase in Hollywood, California 1980, with Rojah Steffens hosting the event.
Nelson Mandela
LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM
 Frid. June 29, 1990


Babylon Warriors   from Belize 
made history on June  29th, 1990, of being one of the first reggae group to play 
Reggae music inside the 
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 
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1988" Twilight Concert Series              Santa Monica Pier, California 

Babylon Warriors featuring HR on lead vocal performing REGGAE LIVES
 
Belizean reggae group Babylon Warriors, after becoming fan's favorite at the 2nd annual Twilight Dance Series Concert at the Santa Monica Pier in 1986. 
 
They were invited back by popular demand, once again to perform at the 4th annual Twilight Dance Concert series on August 4, 1988. Babylon Warriors members on stage- Jah Lem: bass guitar, Patrick Barrow: rhythm guitar, Lesmond Sosa: lead guitar, HR: lead vocal, Jr. Crawford: keyboards, Carlos Hislop: keyboards, Paget: Drums
1986, Washington DC 

Babylon Warriors, live performing  
their theme song "Babylon Warriors"

1986  UCSB, Santa Barbara

Babylon Warriors,
@ The University of California, 
     Santa Barbara, California

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Reggae Mayday, May 1st, 1981

Reggae Mayday, May 1st, 1981 Dancing, Partying and Loving peoples of Santa Barbara, UCSB and Isla Vista, the kids and big folks of the Isla Vista Childrens Center, A.S. and KTYD present REGGAE MAYDAY: a benefit reggae dance concert starring the Babylon Warriors. 



1988  "Belize Caye fest" 
   Los Angeles, California

Babylon Warriors -   at the Belize Caye fest 1988 in Los Angeles, California, inside the Jackie Robinson Stadium. 

Featuring on keyboard, Michael Hyde. The festival was MC by Pellis Ellis and the late, Marita Espejo.



1986  UCSB, Santa Barbara

Babylon Warriors,
@ The University of California, 
     Santa Barbara, California
1989 "Palace Theatre Farewell" 
   
Babylon Warriors performing their hit song  BRUTAL @ for the final closing of the Theatre farewell concert . Hosted by the late; Marita Espejo. The event was produced by Santino Castillo






1981 "Mimi" Izumi Kobayashi &
             Babylon Warriors

"Mimi" Izumi Kobayashi was in Los Angeles from Japan in 1981 to record her new album . Mimi visited the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood where The UB40 and the Babylon Warriors were performing together for three nights. After attennding the concert for two nites and was very impressed by the performances of the Babylon Warriors.  The Warriors and Mimi signed a contract to do one of her song LAZY LOVE in Reggae style, which was released in Japan on Kitty's Record (distributed by Polydor Europe) on the album title (Coconut High).

1986 "1st Annual LA Marathon"

The Babylon Warriors  performed "Dread Reggae" at the coner of Pico and Crenshaw Blvd. for the first LA Marathon in 1986

Sponsored by:  Mid-City Chamber of Commerce.  

Co-sponsored are KJLH (Stevie Wonder radio station and LIFE (Life is Feeding Everyone)
August 4,in 1988.

 "2nd annual Twilight Dance Series Concert at the Santa Monica Pier in 1986.
 
Babylon Warriors featuring HR on lead vocals, members on stage- Jah Lem: bass guitar, Patrick Barrow: rhythm guitar, Lesmond Sosa: lead guitar, Jr. Crawford: keyboards, Carlos Hislop: keyboards & vocal, Paget: drums.


1980 "Hollywood Skating Rink" 

Babylon Warriors- "REGGAE LIVES -dub mix)

Babylon Warriors, had became part of a corner stone of - The Los Angeles Reggae Archives. Formed in 1978 by Patrick Barrow (rhythm guitarist) for the group, other members included: Jah Lem (bass guitar) Manny Good (drums) Calbert Buckner (keyboards) Lewis Sampson (lead vocal) Jessie Easter (lead guitar)

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Kenneth Davis & Albert  Walker) 
doing a West coast tour backing up by the  
Babylon Warriors in 1992, performing hits tune like :
"SHE WANT MONEY"   
Raymond Barrow -'bass guitar, Patrick Barrow -rhythm guitar, Lesmond Sosa-lead guitar, 
Mike Hyde-keyboards, 
Wadi  Gad-drums.
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