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  • hip-deep February 13, 2014

    Dread Inna Inglan: How the UK Took to Reggae

    Jamaican music journeyed to England in the ‘60s when immigrants from the island flocked to the UK 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 »

  • 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 »

  • blog February 7, 2014

    Dread Inna Inglan- Coming Next Week!

    It’s been in the works for a while, and now it’s finally here. This Thursday, Feb 14th, will see the launch of Afropop’s 10th season of Hip Deep- and mark the very FIRST time that we’ve visited London, England. Earlier … Read more »

  • blog January 28, 2014

    In Review: Chronixx, Monty Alexander & Ernest Ranglin at the Blue Note

    To really appreciate the recent weekend performances of pianist Monty Alexander, guitarist Ernest Ranglin and reggae singer Chronixx at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club, a bit of Jamaican music history is in order. On one end of that history … Read more »

  • blog January 17, 2014

    Happy Earthstrong Shabba Ranks!

    It’s Shabba Ranks’ earthstrong today. Which is just as good as any reason to refresh ourselves with his greatness. Ranks has experienced a bit of renaissance of late. He made an ecstatic return to the stage at the 2012 Sumfest … Read more »

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