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Thousands of Original Recordings Have Disappeared in Jamaica

Thousands of Original Recordings Have Disappeared in Jamaica

Thousands of Original Recordings Have Disappeared in Jamaica

By Maral Amiri on Monday, January 7, 2008 - 1 comment

A huge collection reflecting a part of Jamaican musical history has disappeared from the archives of the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation.

A large collection of 1970s music including original recordings by reggae legends Bob Marley and Peter Tosh had gone missing from the archives of the former Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC), according to CBC.

Olivia Grange, Jamaica's information minister said that thousands of vinyl records and CDs have probably been stolen as well as videos of Fidel Castro's historic 1977 visit and the famous Bob Marley 1978 One Love Peace Concert. Minister Grange said it is a blow to the island’s history while former JBC employees have in part attributed responsability to the government for not properly securing and maintaining the archives, an audio-visual history of the island.

A large loss to Jamaican cultural heritage.

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Posted by Ashera12k on 01.07.2008
Why when JBC became defunct , did they not find another home for these National Treasures / Pieces of History??

And secondly , the National Archives (Spanish Town ? I believe ) werent doing the job they were supposed to be doing were they?. This news surely implies no inventory was checked in almost three years,thats downright shabby if you ask me.

Somebody besides the perps (who I doubt they'll ever catch ) , should be held accountable !!!

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