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I wrote this poem about my days growing up in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Footnotes explaining the cultural references follow at the end of the poem. Enjoy!

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RIDDIMS

The introduction of digital drum machines revolutionized dancehall music in the 1980’s. The Casio, Roland cr-78, Yamaha keyboard and the Oberheim DX were some of first machines to actually make new rhythms in 1980. 53 more words

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MASTER COMPOSER

King Tubby is our master Jamaican composer, our dub Beethoven. The center of our sound system and dub consciousness. King Tubby is truly Jamaican innovator. King Tubby (born Osbourne Ruddock, January 28, 1941 – February 6, 1989) was a Jamaican electronics and sound engineer. 126 more words

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DEVELOPMENT OF SKA& REGGAE

Clement Seymour “Sir Coxsone” Dodd, CD (Kingston, Jamaica, January 26, 1932 – May 5, 2004) was a Jamaican record producer who was influential in the development of Ska and Reggae in the 1950s, 1960s and beyond. 274 more words

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PATOIS VERBAL CREATIVITY

POET AND ACTIVIST

Portrait of Jamaica’s legendary folklorist, actress, vocalist, comedienne, and social commentator, the Honorable Louise Bennett-Coverley O.M. Honorable Louise Bennett-Coverley; was described as Jamaica’s leading comedienne, as the “only poet who has really hit the truth about her society through its own language”, and as an important contributor to her country of “valid social documents reflecting the way Jamaicans think and feel and live” Through her poems in Jamaican patois, she raised the dialect of the Jamaican folk to an art level which is acceptable to and appreciated by all in Jamaica. 117 more words

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RASTA LIVITY

Rastafari Africa-centred  around oneness, levity, Godhead and a consciousness. This is the ultimate expression for them of the true self, and a mirror image of the symbolic Lion of Judah and a Godhead consciousness.   384 more words

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Trench Town Culture Yard, Saint Andrew

Jamaica’s capital city of Kingston pulsates to the beat of reggae music and its raunchier cousin, dancehall music. Both genres originated here so opportunities to enjoy and learn about their origins in Kingston are endless. 1,625 more words

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