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  • blog February 8, 2017

    Photo Essay: J Boog Live in Brooklyn

    When J Boog shows up, he does it big. When you walk past two massive tour trucks idling on the curb before making your way into a packed club on a cold evening, you know you’re in for the real … 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 »

  • blog January 19, 2017

    Barbados Independence Week Roundup

    Any concert MC knows that a good way to kill time between artists is to take an audience census: “Who here is visiting from out of town?” That unscientific polling indicated that a lot of expats returned to Barbados in … Read more »

  • interview January 17, 2017

    Four Tracks With J Boog

    J Boog is a rising star in the international reggae scene, most recently lauded with a Grammy nomination of “Best Reggae Album” for his EP, Rose Petals. Born in Compton, California and currently residing in Hawaii, J Boog is a … Read more »

  • botb January 10, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Lee “Scratch” Perry–When Kingston Met Kinshasa

    In 1993 The Beat reported the extraordinary story of how, in 1977, Jamaican reggae producer Lee “Scratch” Perry encountered two Congolese musicians stranded in Kingston, and recorded an unprecedented fusion of African and Caribbean music. Long the stuff of legend, … Read more »

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