Reggae music has always had a strong distinct sound accompanied by a remarkable history. Its influence on Caribbean culture is well-documented; yet as the internet knocks down global borders reggae expanded across cultural and ethnic lines, such is the power of this music. Scandinavian reggae, specifically Swedish, continues to be a growing influence on the genre and music in general; hosting big name talent such as General Knas and Syster Sol. The far-reaching grasp of this music has also stretched further to Eastern Europe. The emerging reggae scene in Ukraine is most certainly worth a look and a listen. In Ukraine, reggae is growing and presenting audiences with an alternative. This alternative is not a transplanted one but one with roots in Ukraine as the artists continue to fuse reggae with locally and culturally inspired sounds. Interestingly enough this relatively new scene possesses a standout; SunSay.
As global musical lexicon expands and more countries become familiar with more styles, cultural identities will be richer and better developed. SunSay have pushed the reggae scene in Ukraine to new heights. They are evidence that heartfelt and imaginative music transcends all physical, cultural, and linguistic borders.