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Alborosie

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...With an unlikely but international reach, Alborosie emerged from the Italian music scene to become a popular reggae and dancehall artist in reggae music's native Jamaica. Born in 1977 in Sicily, Alborosie taught himself how to play guitar...
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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...

Reggae in Malawi

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Malawi, reggae has been played since the 1960s and comes second only to gospel in popularity. There is, however, a large overlap because some Malawi gospel music uses reggae backing. Thus, reggae is a prevalent genre in both the secular...

Max Romeo

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Reggae in South Africa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...South Africa enjoys a unique and relatively prominent role in the world of reggae music. Reggae from Jamaica and the United Kingdom first found an audience in South Africa during the 1970s, with several local record labels licensing albums...

Reggae in sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Jamaicans are predominantly of African descent, and most enslaved Africans who were transported to Jamaica between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries originated from regions of Central Africa (present-day Congo-Brazzaville...

Southeast Brazil

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 76,262,431 (2000) Home to 46 percent of the country’s population, the southeastern region of Brazil comprises the states of São Paulo (SP), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Minas Gerais (MG) and Espírito Santo (ES). The region...

Caribbean Religions and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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....

Che Fu

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...Born into a politically active Rastafarian family in Auckland, New Zealand in 1974, Che-Fu’s career hinged on the ability to combine global hip-hop sounds with regional Pasifika music. He was born Che Ness to a Maori mother and Niuean...

Turning Rebellion into Money: The Roots of The Clash

The Clash Takes on the World : Transnational Perspectives on The Only Band that Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Punk Year Zero, at least in its British incarnation, takes place in 1976 with the rise of The Sex Pistols and The Clash. Far from emerging fully formed from some primordial ooze of boredom and barely competent guitar playing...