Jimmy Cliff makes rare tube appearance on “Colbert” tonight

Harder Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, an infrequent visitor to American shores, will make a musical appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" tonight to kick off his U.S. tour. Cliff will perform "The Harder They Come" and a newly composed song.

If anyone raised the international profile for reggae music in the '70s, it was Cliff, whose star turn as the singing outlaw Ivan in Perry Henzell's 1972 film "The Harder They Come" introduced the music to listeners outside of Jamaica.

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