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...converts. The Tuff Gong label was founded in 1965 by Bob Marley, with the vision of producing, distributing and promoting his music free from the constraints of corporate label politics. Decades before artist-owned record labels were commonplace, the legendary...
Some of my friends (the less intelligent ones) think that I invent music genres for a living, and if they were to see the subject of this blog, it would be difficult to persuade them otherwise. In the UK there is a massive dancehall scene. This is
The Guardian Music
"He taught Jamaica, the world and me in particular a lot about music, and helped to nurture dancehall music into a genre that kids still enjoy today," reflects dancehall superstar Sean Paul. "May his soul rest in peace, a great soldier of reggae
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Review: The Rise Of Jamaican Dancehall Culture by Beth LesserA vibrant document of post-Marley Jamaican music delights Steve
...about cultural appropriation. He looks like an anomaly, but if you think of him as a white pop star drawing from a black musical tradition, then he may seem like a more familiar figure. His sound owes a lot to early dancehall reggae stars like Barrington...
The New York Times
...the wake of the publicity generated by protests in London and Philadelphia over anti-gay lyrics in the music of Jamaican dancehall star Beenie Man, sportswear manufacturer Puma warned a group of reggae stars performing in a Puma-sponsored Olympics concert...