Author: David Katz

Culture, People, Music, Jamaica

Ken Khouri: “I am the complete pioneer of everything”

I was born in 1917, and grew up in Kingston. My mother was born in Jamaica of Cuban parents, but I never investigated why her parents came...

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Reviews, Literature

Bookshelf (May/June 2002)

PICK OF THE MONTH Frantz Fanon: A Biography David Macey (Picador 2001, 640pp, ISBN 0-312-27550-1) Forty years after his death, who is...

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Culture, Arts, Music, Jamaica

Beres Hammond: Soul Survivor

He has maintained a healthy chart presence for many years, building a steady following through captivating live performances. He is...

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Culture, People, Music, Jamaica

Justin Hinds: “You have to be true in the spirit”

I was born in the little village of Steer Town, St Ann, on the 7th of May, 1942. I was raised by my parents, with the rest of my family...

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Culture, People, Music, Jamaica

Toots Hibbert: never grow old

He’s been thrilling audiences for over forty years with dynamic stage performances and rousing studio works. Still in high regard in his...

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Culture, Music, Jamaica, Cuba

Do the Cubans do reggae?

A gritty port town with an oil refinery in its otherwise picturesque bay, Santiago is Cuba’s second largest city. It was once the main...

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Culture, People, Music, Jamaica

Jimmy Cliff: Many rivers to cross

At the end of Jimmy’s first year in Kingston, he decided not to continue with his studies, certain that he would make his career in...

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Culture, People, Jamaica

Yabby You: Jesus Dread and his scrolls of wax

As he suffered ill health for much of his life, it was not entirely surprising to learn of the recent passing of Yabby You, one of...

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