London - August 8, 2011 - It is with
great sadness that I inform you that one of our
beloved family members have passed away. Ray Mondo
from the World Sound Family has died. Ray blessed us
with the 2001 Bring Back The Culture Festival in
Bluefields with a performance that has been etched
in our hearts forever. One
of Ray Mondo's biggest hits is "Pack Your Things". Bluefields was the first to experience it LIVE!
Ray Mondo was 56 years young when he
passed. He always enjoyed talking about the nice
time he had in Bluefields in 2001 and yearned to go
back for another show. He has always remembered the
love and appreciation he felt from his fans when he
arrived in Nicaragua. Ray's career spanned decades
but it wasn't until he teamed up with the master
Bill Campbell that Ray Mondo became known worldwide
with his monster hits "Pack Your Things" and "What
About Me". Ray was popular all over the world but
especially in Brazil and Nicaragua.
Ray Mondo recorded four albums with
Bill Campbell and collaborated on many of the World
Sound Reggae Covers, Mature Melodies and Reggae
Gospel series. His 4th album has not yet been
Ray's passing comes as a shock to all
of us as he was full of life and energy and ready to
take on his next project. We know he was ill but
nothing to take him away from us at such a young
age. The last time we spoke he was completing
an exclusive for Oneness Entertainment and Devo
Sound Machine, he was recording "Story Book
Children". Ray was in high spirit, he was laughing
reminiscing of his time in Bluefields and kept
saying he will go back for one last show.
Ray's passing is a great loss for all
reggae fans of Lovers Rock. We at World Sound and
Oneness Entertainment, together with all his fans
worldwide, will remember Ray by ensuring that his
music continues to warm the hearts of all for
generations to come.
Enjoy the tracks that I have selected
by Ray Mondo playing on the main page of
bluefieldspulse,and stay tuned for his 4th and last album he
completed with Bill Campbell, which has not yet been
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Ray's family.
Raymondo performing "Pack Your Things
Live" in Bluefields 2001. Press "Pause" on the
Mixpod to enjoy this video.