Articles tagged jamaica

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.

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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.

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7 Jul 2011 // 9:00 PM

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.

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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.

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15 Aug 2010 // 6:45 AM

Beres Hammond: Just a Man

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

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Jamaica Are ‘Short & Entertaining’

French duo Jamaica, formerly Poney Poney, have just released the video for their latest single “Short & Entertaining”. Brimming with feverish stop-start guitars and breezy

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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.

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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.

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2 May 2007 // 9:59 PM

Shes Gone by Kwame Dawes

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

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4 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

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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7 May 2001 // 3:00 PM

        Various Artists: Jamaica

Putumayo’s latest offering, Jamaica, focuses on the music of the now infamous island: reggae. This is its second similarly themed album after 1998’s Reggae

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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