Reggae From YAAD: Traditional and Emerging Themes in Jamaican Popular Music.

Reggae From YAAD: Traditional and Emerging Themes in Jamaican Popular Music.

By Donna P. Hope
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Book Description

Reggae and Dancehall music and culture have travelled far beyond the shores of the tiny island of Jamaica to find their respective places as new genres of music and lifestyle.In Reggae from Yaad, Donna Hope pulls together a remarkable cast of contributors offering contemporary interpretations of the history, culture, significance and social dynamics of Jamaican Popular Music from varying geographical and disciplinary locations. From Alan ‘Skill’ Cole’s lively and frank account of the Bob Marley he knew and David Katz’s conversation with veteran music producers Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee, King Jammy and Bobby Digital; to Heather Augustyn and Shara Rambarran who both explore the role of music in the relationship between Britain and Jamaica in the post-independence 1960s, the contributors bring a new dimension to the discussion on the impact of Jamaican music. Drawn from a selection of presentations at the 2013 International Reggae Conference in Kingston, Jamaica, Reggae from Yaad continues the ever-evolving discourse on the meaning behind the music and the cultural and social developments that inform Jamaican Popular Music. Contributors: Heather Augustyn • Winston C. Campbell • Alan ‘Skill’ Cole • Brent Hagerman • Patrick Helber • Donna P. Hope • David Katz • Anna Kasafi Perkins • Shara Rambarran • José Luis Fanjul Rivero • Livingston A. White

Table of Contents
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • ‘Bob Marley: The Man that I Know’
  • ‘Production Something’: David Katz in Conversation with Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee, King Jammy and Bobby Digital
  • Expressions of Reggae in Havana: Processes of Foreign Influence and Cultural Appropriation
  • ‘You’ve got no time for me’: Martin ‘Sugar’ Merchant, British Caribbean Musical Identity and the Media
  • Freedom Sound: Music of Jamaica’s Independence
  • Your Name A Mention: Media Coverage of Clashes/Feuds in Jamaican Popular Music 1970–2010
  • From Dub Plate to Dancehall: Versioning as an Analogue Template for Digital Reggae
  • Between ‘Murder Music’ and ‘Gay Propaganda’: Policing Respectability in the Debate on Homophobic Dancehall
  • Good, Good Goodas Gyal: Deconstructing the Virtuous Woman in Dancehall
  • The Lyrical Opus of Tommy Lee Sparta: Masculinity, Violence, Sexuality and Conflict
  • List of Contributors
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