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  • botb February 6, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Bob Marley’s Mento Roots

    What is mento? (No, it’s not an after-dinner mint or chewing gum.) Mento is Jamaican folk music that predates ska and reggae. Ska emerged in 1950s, but mento has been documented all the way back to the 1920s. The sound … Read more »

  • program February 2, 2017

    Two Lions: Bunny Wailer and Hakim

    On this program we survey the careers of two giants within their genres. Bunny Wailer is the last surviving member of the original Bob Marley and the Wailers trio. Right up to his 2016 tour, where we met him, this … 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 »

  • blog February 6, 2013

    Five Overlooked Bob Marley Songs

    To celebrate Bob Marley’s Earthstrong today, we took a cue from our bredren over at LargeUP and decided to delve deep into Marley’s catalog to pull out some dusty gems. The following tracks we felt don’t get the credit they … Read more »

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