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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 »

  • discography-hip-deep February 1, 2016

    “State of Emergency” Playlist

    Playlist of songs heard on the “State of Emergency” Hip Deep program. Big Youth, “Political Confusion” Jackie Mittoo and Soul Vendors, “Drum Song” (instrumental) Al T Joe, “Independence Time Is Here” Roland Alphonso “Adam’s Apple” (instrumental) Baba Brooks, “Country Town” … Read more »

  • program July 25, 2014

    Afropop Live 2013 Highlights

    Over the course of 2013, Afropop’s producers recorded more great live music than we’ve managed to place in shows–until now. This program features ear candy from Ghana—Gyedu Blay Ambolley live in Accra, and palm wine guitar innovator Kyekyeku; live tracks … Read more »

  • blog April 3, 2014

    Chronixx releases “Rastaman Wheel Out” Video

    Chronixx is back, releasing a video for “Rastaman Wheel Out,” and bringing an old school vibe along with him. More of a mini feature than your typical music video, we are shown the life and times of a young Rastafarian: … Read more »

  • interview February 13, 2014

    Dennis Bovell: UK Reggae, Lovers Rock, and the Power of Linton Kwesi Johnson.

    It’s not entirely hyperbole to state that reggae in the United Kingdom wouldn’t exist without Dennis Bovell. It certainty wouldn’t have become what it did. The sound system operator-turned-producer, band leader of Matumbi, bass player, dub innovator, lovers rock songwriter … Read more »

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