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Dubwise: Reasoning from the Reggae Underground

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Looks at the global impact of the Caribbean diaspora and takes a look at the careers of international icons like Bob Marley in the context of Caribbean culture. This work illustrates the importance of ska, Jamaica's first popular music, and shows how its influence is widespread. It assesses the symbiotic relationship between reggae and hip-hop.
Paperback, 292 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Insomniac Press
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Sheehan
Feb 20, 2009 Sheehan rated it it was ok
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The book is a good accompaniment to the wealth of other texts on reggae in Jamaica in that it sheds light on some topics not often covered in depth in other texts, such as: Jazz/Ska intersections, contributions of women, more insight into the life and accomplishment of Don Drummond, diasporic influences of reggae in Canada and the UK, and the fluidity between dancehall/reggae and hiphop in the 80's/90's. In fact, the chapter on the dancehall and hip-hop was for me the highlight of the t
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Jan 30, 2009 Ero rated it it was ok
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I really disliked this book. I couldn't finish it; the writing was too poor. Which makes me sad, because I'm very interested in the topic and there's not nearly enough written about the amazing & heroic world of Jamaican pop music. I kept feeling like I was reading an essay someone wrote for an undergraduate class. Disorganized, repetitive, and suffering from an attempt to sound academic without the actual depth of ideas, this could have been a trim and informative history-- instead it ...more
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