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  • hip-deep October 6, 2016

    State of Emergency: Reggae Reflections on Jamaica’s Partisan Politics

    Music is a powerful means of expression in Jamaica–a platform for fierce commentary, and a bellwether for the social and political climate on the island. In Jamaica, when local newspapers, broadcast media and elected representatives don’t tell the whole story, … Read more »

  • program August 25, 2016

    Two Lions: Bunny Wailer and Hakim

    On this program we survey the careers of two legends and giants within their genres. Bunny Wailer is the last surviving member of the original Wailers. Right up to his 2016 tour, when we met him, this architect of reggae music … Read more »

  • blog August 25, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bunny Wailer

    This edition of “Best of The Beat” takes us all the way back to Vol. 3, 1984. The magazine was still in an early stage of evolution in terms of design and layout, but the articles were already fully formed … Read more »

  • interview August 25, 2016

    Bunny Wailer Reflects on His Legacy

    Bunny Wailer was a few dates into his first U.S. tour in over 20 years on May 2, 2016 when the band went on at B.B. King Blues Club in New York City. Bunny and his band, led by veteran … Read more »

  • botb May 11, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bob Marley, Natural Mystic—A Journey to Nine Miles

    Remembering Bob Marley on the 35th anniversary of his death, May 11, 1981, this installment of “Best of The Beat” brings you a deeply moving account of a journey to Nine Miles, Jamaica, Bob’s birthplace and final resting place. The … Read more »

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