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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. 

foto © Aart G. Broek – www.colourich.smugmug.com

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

 

 
on 05.03.2017 at 9:16
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