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  • hip-deep October 6, 2016

    State of Emergency: Reggae Reflections on Jamaica’s Partisan Politics

    Music is a powerful means of expression in Jamaica–a platform for fierce commentary, and a bellwether for the social and political climate on the island. In Jamaica, when local newspapers, broadcast media and elected representatives don’t tell the whole story, … Read more »

  • interview February 2, 2016

    From Morant Bay to Tivoli Gardens: Lloyd D’Aguilar of the Tivoli Committee

    Jamaican social activist and radio broadcaster Lloyd D’Aguilar is a founding member of the Tivoli Committee, a pressure group that aims to make those responsible for the 2010 storming of Tivoli Gardens to be held publicly accountable for their actions. … 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 »

  • interview January 21, 2016

    Reflections in Red: Reasoning with Dub Poet Oku Onuora

    Afropop’s David Katz and Saxon Baird interviewed Oku Onuora Feb. 10, 2015, in Jamaica, following Oku’s poetry reading at the University of the West Indies, Mona, as part of an event celebrating the life and work of noted poet and … 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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