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Reggae Island: Jamaican Music in the Digital Ageby Brian Jahn
Synopses & Reviews
Within this book over fifty contemporary reggae artists and producers—ranging from Cultural Roots to Dancehall, and including Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Tony Rebel, Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Judy Mowatt, Oku Onuora, Junior Reid, Ken Boothe, Sister Carol, and Third World—present their views on the state of reggae music today, its developments since the death of Bob Marley over a decade ago, and the directions in which the music is evolving. Their voices interact with over 150 photographs of reggae artists and island life to reveal the thriving rhythm and pulse of Jamaican music and culture in the '90s.
Book News Annotation:
This revised edition of the one first published in Kingston, Jamaica in 1992 looks at the state of the art in reggae by examining what is happening in dancehalls, the cultural roots of the music, and the music industry's viewpoint. The author presents 54 interviews, primarily with musicians but also with producers and managers. Includes 150-plus b&w photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Within this book over fifty contemporary reggae artists and producers—ranging from Cultural Roots to Dancehall, and including Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Tony Rebel, Burning Spear, Bunny Wailer, Judy M"
About the Author
Brian Jahn, a freelance photographer who lives in both New York City and Jamaica, has been documenting the reggae music scene and Jamaican culture for over a decade. Tom Weber, is a musician and professor at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania
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