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  • botb March 23, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Reggae Women Stepping Forward

    This installment of “Best of The Beat” is a glimpse into a moment in history—1985—in which we celebrated the outstanding female voices of reggae music. Jamaica is, and probably will always be, a patriarchal society, but at this point in … Read more »

  • botb December 6, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Rapso From Trinidad and Tobago

    This new edition of “Best of The Beat” from volume 12 #2, 1993, accompanies and offers background for a new Afropop podcast, “Soundin’ Like Weself,” produced by Jake Hochberger, on the subject of the Caribbean music genre known as rapso, … Read more »

  • botb January 24, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Dub Poet Oku Onuora

    To accompany Afropop’s latest Hip Deep program, we offer two Beat magazine articles on the outspoken and controversial Jamaican dub poet Oku Onuora, who was recently interviewed for “State of Emergency: Reggae Reflections on Jamaica’s Partisan Politics,” produced by Saxon … Read more »

  • hip-deep September 3, 2015

    Dread Inna Inglan: How the U.K. Took to Reggae

    Jamaican music journeyed to England in the ‘60s when immigrants from the island flocked to the U.K. in search of jobs and a better life. But as racism, unemployment and poor living conditions developed in the ’70s, a new generation … Read more »

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