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Reggae Island: Jamaican Music in the Digital Age

Reggae Island: Jamaican Music in the Digital Age

by Brian Jahn, Tom Weber
     
 

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

Overview


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.

Editorial Reviews

Jamaican Journal
A valuable book on contemporary Jamaican reggae.
Booknews
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306808531
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Edition description:
1 DA CAPO
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet 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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