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“As I Would Say” or “As I Would Tell You”: Big Youth Selector’s Choice Mixdown

Here is a short profile on Jamaican heavyweight ‘Big Youth,’ the man who single-handedly invented and innovated “deejay,” or rap, as we refer to it in the U.S.  Quite possibly the “heaviest” dread to hold the mic since Marley and… Continue Reading

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Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, Rastafari, and The Black Lion Bakery (PART 2 of 2)

To read the first post in this 2-post series, CLICK HERE. My good friend Marco Virgona, owner of www.bobmarleymagazine.com, turned me on to a scandalous article by Carol Amaruso which involves the brutal beatings of Rastas by the Jamaican police… Continue Reading

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“Rasta And The Ball” Documentary: Rare Footage of Bob Marley, Burning Spear, and Mutabaruka

I have included the rare short film “Rasta And The Ball” which explores Rastafarian fascination with football, or soccer.  I recently performed a video upgrade on this film and it looks really good compared to what it used to be. … Continue Reading

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Rita Marley: The Story Of The Rasta Woman

IN the genesis of the Rastafari movement, the profile of the Rasta woman was in general very low-keyed. But because it is indeed a cultural movement, today’s Rasta woman has grown in visibility and status. Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-story-of-the-Rasta-woman_10997495#ixzz1paw2QfNS  

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Jah Punk: New Wave Digs Reggae by Vivien Goldman

As a bookend to an exciting week of Marley-related posts, I leave you with one of my favorite articles by noted journalist and Wailers superfan and biographer Vivien Goldman.  “Jah Punk: New Wave Digs Reggae” was published in Sounds on… Continue Reading