Tag Archives: Jamaica

‘BEING BLACKER’: A radical encounter between BAFTA Winning film-maker MOLLY DINEEN and Brixton’s BLACKER DREAD

‘Being Blacker’ is a unique, uncompromising and radical 90 minute documentary and both Molly Dineen and Steve’Blacker Dread’ Martin take to the road to launch the film in a cinema near you prior to it airing on BBC2 on March … Continue reading

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A FEW THOUGHTS ON: LEGENDARY UK SOUND MAN LLOYDIE COXSONE TALKS REGGAE MUSIC & DAVID RODIGAN

A FEW THOUGHTS ON: LEGENDARY UK SOUND MAN LLOYDIE COXSONE TALKS REGGAE MUSIC & DAVID RODIGAN First of all I’m not getting into a debate about this interview with Lloydie and his views on Rodigan… so I’m just going to … Continue reading

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SOON COME! SOUND SYSTEM CULTURE: BRISTOL – The Exhibition

Let’s Go (Yorkshire) is proud to present Sound System Culture: Bristol, a new photographic exhibition celebrating the history of reggae sound systems in Bristol from the 1950s to now. Expect to visit The Bamboo Club, The Dugout, St Paul’s Festival…. … Continue reading

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Youth Consciousness : JA Xmas Day ’82

Just found this tucked inside a file of vintage scribblings…. Xmas Day… Irie!

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DON DRUMMOND: Genius and Tragedy

‘Don Drummond: The Genius and Tragedy of the World’s Greatest Trombonist’ is a brand new book that gets to grips with the tragic life of the legendary Skatalites trombonist. Scanning through a catalogue of forthcoming books from McFarland, a US … Continue reading

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PURE NICENESS: THE ART OF JAH MEK YAH DANCEHALL

Welcome to Miss Lily’s first published release, Jamaican Dancehall Signs From The Collection of Maxine Walters. This wicked looking book spotlights the vibrant hand-painted signs that can be found all over the island promoting that week’s bass-ical dancehall sessions or  … Continue reading

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Silvershine: The Second Coming Of Andy Hamilton…. Jamaican Jazz Legend (1918 -2012)

When I got the news that Andy Hamilton had peacefully passed away – at the age of 94 – it was if another slice of UK cultural history had slipped into the fog of time. Born in Port Maria, Jamaica, … Continue reading

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