Topic Tag: Bob Marley

Literature, Reviews

Book reviews (November/December 2008)

Marcus Garvey: hero or hustler? “We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none...

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Culture, Music, People, Jamaica

Cedella Booker: mother of a legend

There is no doubt that Bob Marley got a good part of his charisma from his late mother, Cedella Booker. Bubbly, outspoken, but always...

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Culture, Literature, Music, Arts, Jamaica

When we would cook cornmeal porridge

A new biography of Bob Marley, who died on May 11, 1981, by Caribbean Beat columnist Garry Steckles, is receiving glowing reviews....

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Film and Television, Reviews

DVD reviews (July/August 2008)

Out of Africa In 2005, to celebrate what would have been Bob Marley’s 60th birthday, his widow, Rita Marley, and several of Marley’s...

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Culture, Music, History, Jamaica

Passing on the culture

As I was listening the other day to a fine CD by Kenyatta “Culture” Hill, son of the late and sadly missed Joseph Hill, it struck me...

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Culture, Music, Arts

Top 10 reggae CDs

After the explosion of ska during the early 1960s and then the development of rocksteady, reggae burst onto the Jamaican music scene in...

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Culture, History, Jamaica

Bob Marley: time will tell

West Kingston in 1978 was a dangerous place to live. Well off the tourist trail, this rundown part of the Jamaican capital was where the...

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Music, Reviews

Music buzz (September/October 2007)

The January Transfer Window jointpop (Anarchy on the Ave. Records) When considering how studiously neglected jointpop, Trinidad’s best...

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