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Tag Archives: Reggae and Caribbean

CD Review: Madness – The Dangermen Sessions, Vol. 1

For almost 30 years, Madness has continued to make ska – a form of Jamaican music that combines mento, calypso, jazz and R&B. Although the ska genre has certainly had many ups and downs, the fact that Madness still performs and makes music is astonishing. To put some perspective on …

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CD Review: Corey Harris, Daily Bread

Corey Harris has that rare ability to sound like himself and always at home no matter what musical veins he’s tapping. His spiritual-musical journeys to Africa, explorations of Caribbean styles, and American blues and soul roots all contribute to the smooth pleasures of his new CD. It’s possible to appreciate …

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Willie Nelson Feeling the Rastaman Vibration

Willie Nelson is currently our greatest exemplar of the American(a) songbook as it stretches over prairie, plain, purple mountain majesties, delta, bayou, and honky tonks remote and urbane. Over a 50-year career he has absorbed and personalized as astonishing array of indiginous American musics, including Nashville, western, Tex-Mex, Texas songer-songwriter, …

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Dancehall Reggae Photography Show Continues in NYC

We mentioned the “Ridden Driven” photographic tribute to dancehall reggae at the Eyejammie Gallery in NYC back in September. Now there is a fine review of the show up on New York Art World.com: Another photograph by Ajamu Myrie of a performance by the musical group, Elephant Man, in New …

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Summer Songs: Oops, Wrong Season

Hey, summer’s over (although it’s a balmy 73 right now). How do I know? Because we are going to a haunted house tonight, so it must be near Halloween – what, you say it’s a month away? The Halloween season is now as long as Christmas. In fact, once October …

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