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The Changing Role of Jamaican Radio: My Two Cents

I started taking note with some anxiety a few years ago, regarding the changing role of radio in Jamaica and the fact that many didn’t seem to understand the major implications for our music business. 1,482 more words

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Let’s Do the Rocksteady

I have become a regular reader of Heather Augustyn’s work. This fascinating piece on rocksteady is worth a read so I republish it here for those with an interest in Jamaican music and performance practice… 1,076 more words

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Delivered!: Sean Paul and the 'Greatest Reggae Show on Earth'

Sumfest delivered!

After a 10 year absence from the Reggae Sumfest stage Sean ‘Dutty Paul’ Henriques returned as the proud prodigal son showing all and sundry that he had indeed worked on his craft, made hits, been charted with consistent international radio play, and with sales figures to show for it! 765 more words

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Grammy Award? Snoop Lion Gets it, We don't!

I know some of you are still confused. ‘Should I call him Snoop Dogg, Snoop Lion or just Snoop?’ – is just one of the questions circulating about the new lion. 1,998 more words

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Sting 30….Who Brought It And Why Did Lady Saw Get No Money? Pt. II

Money Money Money!

Money O!? Really? If in name and name only there is something amiss about this Sting clash between Macka Diamond and Lady Saw. 1,470 more words

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'Dances are Changing': Barrington Levy Tells It

From the various ska moves to the jiggy dancehall varieties there is much to see, experience and learn of Jamaican dance moves. A fascinating encounter with Dr. 307 more words

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'Retrospecting' Musically: The Link Between Ska, Toasting, Hip Hop and Dancehall

Years ago when I was doing research for my Ph.D. in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies focussed on Jamaican dancehall culture, I became aware of the inextricable link between dancehall and hip hop. 1,666 more words

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