Long before Walter Rodney wrote 'How Europe Underdeveloped Africa,' he was profoundly shaped by his studies in Jamaica.
On January 18, the world lost an icon. Only much of the world did not know
Fifty years ago today, Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie visited Jamaica. Hysterical crowds of thousands of people
Hipsters Don’t Dance is back on Africa is a Country! They’re webcasting direct from London out to wherever
To discover Hall is to discover the immense possibility of being different. I first encountered Stuart
These guys remind me of Sunday afternoons at my great aunt’s house in Parkwood.
Roots reggae singer Fred Locks counts downs the top 10 songs about Marcus Garvey (including his own "Black Star Liners").
About 30 minutes worth of ideas from Stuart Hall in an interview last month with the
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwe_xNEUgxA The UK (via Jamaica) toaster, Tapper Zukia’s “MPLA” off the album from the same name. Because
Remember Meta and Cornerstones’ tune “Somewhere in Africa“? It got a makeover as a remix (with
I have blogged before about “Distant Relatives,” the collaboration between Nas and Damian Marley where they
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weNYDGFuoW4&hl=en_US&fs=1&] Nice short insert from Dutch TV station, Metropolis TV (the inserts are produced by local
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_j7Yq3RQLI&hl=en&fs=1&] It’s Friday, I’m tired, but I’m in a dancing mood. This is good, but my
WEEKEND LINKS / MIXTAPES, EMIGRATION, RACE, BINGO, JACKSON FIVE, GENDER VIOLENCE, DANCEHALL, AFRICOM, CHRIS HANI, JULIUS MALEMA, AND BRICK CITY
A busy week on the personal front (more on that another time) so that means a
Listen to the tune in this Vampire Weekend video (forget the aesthetic) and you’ll immediately identify