The Passion of Reggae and African Music [NOOK Book]

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Drumming and dancing have been part of Africa’s culture for ages as ceremonial activities initiated by the ancestors to appease the gods. Unwillingly stolen away from Africa to the Caribbean, African music and rhythm finds its way to these islands in the form of reggae music. Since then, reggae has acted like a magnet, creating a huge impact on the global music scene.

This type of music, which carries a prophetic message and spiritual lyrics,...
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The Passion of Reggae and African Music

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Overview

Drumming and dancing have been part of Africa’s culture for ages as ceremonial activities initiated by the ancestors to appease the gods. Unwillingly stolen away from Africa to the Caribbean, African music and rhythm finds its way to these islands in the form of reggae music. Since then, reggae has acted like a magnet, creating a huge impact on the global music scene.

This type of music, which carries a prophetic message and spiritual lyrics, continues to influence musical genres, cultures, and societies throughout the world, contributing to the development of new counterculture movements in Europe, America, and Africa. “Reggae in the bathroom, Reggae in the bedroom, Reggae everywhere, Reggae in jail, Reggae in church, everybody likes it,” sings Lucky Dube.

In this book the writer speaks to some of the masters behind contemporary reggae and African music. The influence and impact of these great musicians is internationally known and is recounted with warm, sincere, and unrivalled craftsmanship that distinguishes them in the music world. Read the live performances and interviews of:

Anthony B, Joseph Hill-Culture, Gregory Isaacs, U-Roy, Capleton, Julian Marley, Prince Malachi, Luciano, Lucky Dube, Julian Murvin, Andrew Tosh, ASWAD, Live Wyya, Seun Kuti, Femi Kuti, Faytinga, Manu Dibango, and Tutu Puoane.

This beautifully illustrated, color photo book is one of the most fascinating and interesting works ever written about reggae and African music.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148913665
  • Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 152
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Joel Savage was at Cape Coast, in the central region of Ghana, on January 19, 1957. He had his secondary school education at both Ebenezer Secondary School and Accra High School in Accra, Ghana. In 1985, whilst living in Sierra Leone, he became a naturalized citizen, therefore losing his nationality as a Ghanaian.

In his life time, he was much influenced by his father, who was a veteran journalist. His father’s influence propelled his flair for writing at a very tender age. At school, he wrote numerous articles for publication. After secondary school, he followed a short course in journalism at the Ghana Institute of Journalism in Accra to acquire more experience and writing skills.

As a freelance writer, Joel wrote feature articles for the Daily Graphic, the Ghanaian Times, and the Weekly Spectator in Accra, Ghana for a certain period. He is now a prolific writer and an accredited card holding member of “Vlaamse Journalisten Vereniging” (Flemish Journalists Association) in Belgium. He lives in Antwerp, Belgium with his wife and three children where he freelances for newspapers, magazines, and television.
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