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Bob Marley Interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal, November 1979


Originally posted on Midnight Raver:
I have a gem for you guys this week.  In November 1979, Bob Marley and the Wailers toured North America in support of the Survival album, an album with an outwardly militant theme that explored…

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John Holt – (reggae portrait) / Jamaica


Time for some serious reggae legend. John Holt is  one of the classics from Jamaica. Holt’s style, notably slower and more romantic than most of his contemporaries, is a recognisable forerunner of the lovers rock sub-genre. If you have read my reggae her/history post you … Continue reading

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Sams’k Le Jah / Burkina FAso


Reggae singer banned for stirring up youth revolt “The singer, radio programme director and radio host Sams’K Le Jah (real name: Sama Karim) who hosted a weekly reggae show on Ouaga FM has been denied access to the radio because of a … Continue reading

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The (Her/Hi)Story of Reggae


The birth of a new music genre The story goes that the 1960s Ska music of Jamaica was too fast to dance to as one summer of 1966 was really hot. The music was slowed down and an extra beat … Continue reading

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