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  • blog September 14, 2016

    Remembering Prince Buster: The Passing of A Jamaican Music Legend

    Jamaican singer and producer Muhammed Yusef Ali, known to his fans as Prince Buster, passed away in Miami on Sept. 8. A pivotal figure in the early development of Jamaican popular music, his recording career spanned the 1950s and ‘60s, … Read more »

  • interview September 12, 2012

    Full Circle- An Interview With Jimmy Cliff

    Afropop Worldwide’s Sam Backer got the chance to talk to reggae legend Jimmy Cliff about his new album, his lengthy career, and the state of Jamaican music. Sam Backer: Hello. It is an honor to speak with you sir. I … Read more »

  • blog August 7, 2012

    Jamaica 50 Part 1 – A Song for Every Year: ’62-’79

    Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. In celebration of Jamaica’s vast musical history, we picked a track from every year of independence. Some of the tracks are personal favorites while others are internationally-known. Clearly, this list should not … Read more »

  • review July 18, 2012

    Rebirth

    It’s hard to argue that after Bob Marley there is a more well-known Jamaican musical figure than Jimmy Cliff. Other Jamaican performers have seen varying degrees of success outside of Jamaica but few, if any, have reached the cross-over success … Read more »

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