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Thursday, July 11 2013

The Skatalites: Walk with Me

What most people know today as reggae music is really just ska which, tired from the hot Jamaica sunshine, decided to chill out and take a breather.


Tuesday, October 25 2011

To Fully Appreciate the Wailers, We Must Fully Appreciate What Formed Them: ‘The Natural Mystics’

This biography of a band often feels more like the biography of a nation. That's not necessarily a bad thing.


Thursday, July 7 2011

Bob Marley: The Untold Story

Bob Marley’s story is that of an archetype, which is why it continues to have such a powerful and ever-growing resonance: it embodies, among other themes, political repression, metaphysical and artistic insights, gangland warfare, and various periods in a mystical wilderness.


Tuesday, April 26 2011

Jamaica: 13 April 2011 - Washington DC

With their own considerable ambition and talent, along with the guidance of two highly accomplished, forward thinking producers, Jamaica is poised for success.


Sunday, August 15 2010

Beres Hammond: Just a Man

The second solo album from Jamaican veteran Beres Hammond gets a reissue.


Thursday, November 12 2009

Horace Andy and Alpha: Two Phazed People

With the help of Alpha’s confident, well-crafted beats, Horace Andy proves that he is still in integral part of the music world.


Thursday, October 16 2008

Joe Gibbs: Scorchers from the Mighty Two

When listening to a compilation like Scorchers from the Mighty Two, ownership of a certain piece of music seems like a quaint and inconsequential idea. There's a communal spirit that reigns.


Wednesday, May 2 2007

Shes Gone by Kwame Dawes

Kwame Dawes' first novel, She's Gone, is an awkward love story.


Wednesday, April 4 2007

The Marleys and Mind Control

The efforts of major corporations to disarm their consumers is a reminder that music used to be judged by how it made the listener feel, not how many times it was downloaded.


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