Satta Massagana


"Satta Massagana" is a renowned song by the reggae group The Abyssinians. It is originally performed in the key of A major. The music was composed and performed by the trio, Bernard Collins, Donald Manning, and Linford Manning, who formed The Abyssinians in the late 1960s. Released in 1969, this influential track is a cornerstone of roots reggae. Notably, "Satta Massagana" was recorded in a single take and became an anthem for the Rastafari movement. The song's title translates to "Give Thanks" or "Praise" in Amharic. Its captivating melody, driven by rhythmic guitar strumming and harmonized vocals, beautifully embodies the spiritual essence of reggae music.