Aswad—a British reggae group known for blending R&B and soul with reggae—emerged in the mid-1970s. Comprising Brinsley "Chaka B" Forde, Angus "Drummie Zeb" Gaye, Donald "Dee" Griffiths, George "Ras" Oban, and Courtney "Khaki" Hemmings, they started in London's Ladbroke Grove area. The band's name translates to "black" in Arabic. Their impactful career spanned decades, releasing 21 albums. Notable hits encompass the chart-topping Don't Turn Around and Shine in the UK.