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Caribbean Popular Music

An Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rocksteady, and Dancehall

Essay by David V. Moskowitz


2005 Greenwood Press 978-0313331589 English

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Explore the singers, songwriters, history, culture, and fashions of reggae and Caribbean music Reggae music is more than just steel drum bands on a white sand beach. Its history is rich with culture and evolution, helping to tell the story of Jamaica's past. This book is the most complete and up to date encyclopedia of reggae, mento, ska, rocksteady, and dancehall music on the market today. Ideal for reggae lovers and college students studying music, as well as school students. From Bob Marley to Wayne Wonder, this easy-to-use encyclopedia contains over 700 entries. Indices make navigating through entries extremely easy. Entries cover singers and songwriters, producers, record labels, and different styles of music that evolved from reggae. Subjects include: A and M Records; Boom Shaka; Jimmy Cliff; Clement "Coxsone" Dodd; Judge Dread; Toots Hibbert; Bob Marley; Rastafarianism; Shaggy; and Ska. Moskowitz truly captures the history and evolution of Caribbean music in this extensive, illuminating encyclopedia, while making it accessible to both school and college students.


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