Fashion dread Rasta
Jamaican music since Bob Marley’s death; includes glossary of reggae terms
by Gregory Stephens
It is amazing that a religious sect on a small Caribbean island could produce a style of Pop music that has had toes tapping around the world.
THE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC BEGINS with slavery. With the African diaspora, the rhythm of the earth was ripped apart and left to right itself where it could. Black rhythm filtered across the earth, infecting the West with a fever which is gradually taking over the host. The whole world is sneezing, and more and more of us are liking it. Who feels it knows it.
As Michael Ventura described it … read on here or open the pdf: Fashion_dread_Rasta_On_the_One_in_Jamaica