Thursday, July 11 2013
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
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’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
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
The second solo album from Jamaican veteran Beres Hammond gets a reissue.
Friday, July 30 2010
Thursday, November 12 2009
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
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
Kwame Dawes' first novel, She's Gone, is an awkward love story.
Wednesday, April 4 2007
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.