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London :: United Kingdom | 25 days ago

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The London International Ska Festival returns to the capital this Easter, April 17-20, with 50 acts from around the world across 15 events at famed and iconic London venues. Headline acts include Jamaican legends Horace Andy, Derrick Morgan, Keith &

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Pen :: India | over 1 year ago

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Rex Features Father of dub poetry Linton Kwesi Johnson will join names including Harold Pinter, JG Ballard and Doris Lessing as winner of the Golden PEN award , for a lifetime's distinguished service to literature. Known for his controversial poem "

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Pen :: India | over 1 year ago

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The last time Linton Kwesi Johnson was honoured in Britain, he made front-page news. When one broadsheet announced that the "reggae radical" had become the second living poet and the only black one to be published in the Penguin Modern Classic Series,

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Holland :: MI :: USA | over 1 year ago

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The second edition 'Back to Africa Festival' staged in the Kombo South village of BatuKunku, is slated for 25th-27th January 2013...The event is expected to attract high-profile personalities in the area of entertainment namely-General Levy, Joe

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London :: CA :: USA | almost 2 years ago

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On July 9, UK label Pressure Sounds will release a retrospective of dub recordings made between 1978 and 1986 by British producer, arranger and bassist Dennis Bovell . Bovell was a member of the London reggae outfit Matumbi , has backed and arranged

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London :: United Kingdom | almost 2 years ago

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Reuters Saturday 16 June 2012 If African music is often wildly joyful and uplifting, its myriad variations were largely born from a history of slavery and suffering, imperialism and immigration. It's a songline that stretches from South African

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Kingston :: Jamaica | over 2 years ago

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In 1979, Janet Kay 's piercing falsetto was one of the defining sounds of the summer. Silly Games, her bittersweet ode to a faltering relationship, enjoyed heavy radio play, thanks in part to a subtle arrangement by songwriter/producer Dennis Bovell ,

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London :: United Kingdom | over 2 years ago

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There have been few dub reworkings of pop albums since Massive Attack allowed Mad Professor to tamper with Protection 16 years ago, resulting in the shadowy No Protection . Here, Dennis Bovell performs a similar feat, the one-time member of reggae

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London :: United Kingdom | over 2 years ago

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New technologies tend to spur musical innovation, even if that can be a mixed blessing: think of the proliferation of apps that let you for example create a dancehall version of any track you upload, adding air horns and the sound of gunshot into the

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London :: United Kingdom | 3 years ago

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Dennis Bovell It is a genre that has inspired decades of music, and yet British reggae is too often overlooked. A new documentary from BBC4, Reggae Britannia, seeks to put that right, as it takes us through the influence of Jamaican music on British

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