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Grace Jones: Cyborg memoirist

Music, Memory and Memoir

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...In her landmark essay ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’, Donna Haraway ([1991] 2010: 150) deploys the metaphor of ‘a hybrid of machine and organism’ to undermine monolithic constructions of Western (American) identity predicated on race, gender...
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...Bob Marley’s group, the Wailers, evolved out of previous projects and became the most important reggae touring act of the 1970s, bringing the Jamaican musical form to audiences around the globe. Originally a doo-wop-tinged ska group known...

Max Romeo

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...Max Romeo is a reggae and roots reggae artist and producer who is popular in both Jamaica and the UK. Romeo was born Maxwell Livingston Smith on November 22, 1947, in St D’Acre, Jamaica. He left home at the age of fourteen to work...

Shabba Ranks

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...Shabba Ranks is a Jamaican pop dancehall musician, known for his toasting (or rapping) reggae music. Ranks is the first dancehall reggae artist to have won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album. Ranks was born Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon...

Kumina

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...The term Kumina refers to an Afro-Jamaican ancestral-based religion, as well as the music and dance associated with it. Kumina drumming exerted a great influence on the emergence of Jamaican popular musical forms – ska, rocksteady, reggae –...
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...While a more prominent diaspora had already introduced Jamaican music to the British mainstream, in 1969 Desmond Dekker became the first Jamaican artist performing Jamaican music to have a Top 10 single in the United States. Born Desmond...

Sufferers in Babylon: A Rastafarian Perspective on Class and Race in Reggae

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...I am the voice of the less fortunate / breaking down barriersDon Minott 2018, “I Am Reggae” Introduction While reggae and class have been put in context by various authors, this chapter identifies the role of Rastafari as the style...

Reggae

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...African, African-Caribbean and Judaeo-Christian religious traditions have been central to the development of Jamaican culture generally and reggae in particular (see Chevannes 1998a,b). Likewise, rhythms developed in African-Caribbean...

Caribbean Religions and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...The intersection of popular music styles and various Caribbean religious traditions dates back to the colonial era. From the fifteenth through to the twentieth centuries, the modern Caribbean population and demographic picture developed...

Jimmy Cliff

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...Jimmy Cliff’s career spanned an era that saw the international popularization of ska and reggae music. Born in St. James, Jamaica in 1948, Cliff started writing songs at a young age while listening to his neighbor’s music. He entered...