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Max Romeo

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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...

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...

The Seychelles

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 83,000 (2003) The Republic of the Seychelles consists of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, with a land area of approximately 175 sq miles (450 sq km). Most of the population lives on the islands of Mahé, Praslin and La...

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole's Facing Future

Dan Kois

Dan Kois is a contributing writer to New York magazine and a film critic for the Washington Post. He was the founding editor of New York’s culture blog, Vulture, and has written for the New York Times, Slate, the Oxford American, Television Without Pity, and Honolulu Magazine. He lives in Arlington, Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

33 1/3 Books

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...Even at four in the morning, the strip clubs and watering holes surrounding the Honolulu studio were still hopping. The recording engineer heard a car pull into the lot, and soon the biggest man he had ever seen walked in. When he stepped...

Shabba Ranks

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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...

Snoop Dogg

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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...