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The Author Profile: Gregory Stephens is Visiting Instructor in English at the University of South Florida, teaching Film, 20th Century Literature, and Popular Culture. From 2004-2008 he was Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Film at the University of West Indies-Mona (Jamaica). At UWI he earned a Masters in Spanish literature, with a thesis on Zapatista discourse. His writings on Latin American literature have appeared in journals such as Latin American Literary Review and Confluencia. Stephens is the author of On Racial Frontiers: The New Culture of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, and Bob Marley [Cambridge UP, 1999].

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Coffee Table Bob Marley – Two New Views of Bob Marley and the Wailers

    BOB MARLEY & PETER TOSH, Get Up! Stand Up! (Diary of a Reggaeophile) by Fikisha Cumbo [Brooklyn: CACE International, 2002] One Love: Life With Bob Marley and the Wailers Words & Photographs by Lee Jaffe; Introduction & Interview by Roger Steffens [New York: Norton, 2003] Two new books about Bob Marley and the […]

A Culture of Intolerance: Insights on the Chi Chi Man Craze and Jamaican Gender Relations with Julius Powell of JFLAG

DJ-RJ and Gregory Stephen’s Radio show on Equal Rights and Justice features clips from the Julius Powell Interview. There are different Quick Clips in MP3 format in each section of this interview, or you can listen to the whole show. Anti-homosexual rhetoric and violence has reached crisis proportions in Jamaica. Anti-gay lyrics are growing ever […]

Jeremy Marre’s “Rebel Music”: Bob Marley in His Times

Palm Pictures released Jeremy Marre’s groundbreaking documentary of Bob Marley Rebel Music June 26, 2001 on DVD and VHS. The film had previously aired on the Public Broadcasting System’s “American Masters” series in the U.S. on February 6, 2001, and in a shorter version on Channel 4 in London in the summer of 2000. […]

Real Revolutionaries: Rasta’s Revolution in Consciousness

JahWorks.org is a web-based project dedicated to portray Caribbean and African-based music and culture with accuracy and integrity, while upholding the values of truth, equality, justice, honesty, and tolerance.

The “Real Revolutionary’s” Guide to Bob Marley’s Star

Twenty years after his death, Bob Marley is being embraced by the mainstream American entertainment industry. On February 6 (his 56th birthday), Bob gets his star in Hollywood; on February 14, he is the subject of a documentary on the PBS “American Masters” series, and February 20 he receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the […]

Reasoning with Yami Bolo

JahWorks.org is a web-based project dedicated to portray Caribbean and African-based music and culture with accuracy and integrity, while upholding the values of truth, equality, justice, honesty, and tolerance.

Garnett Silk Meets the Conquering Lion

“GARNETT SILK MEETS THE CONQUERING LION: A Dubplate Collection” (Reggae1Luv, 2000) The relationship between Rasta-influenced Reggae music and its global audience is like a hall of mirrors. What we hear and see always reflects or references something else: old riddims re-cycled; ancient prophesies being claimed for modern-day fulfillment. Within this culture, it is difficult to […]

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Gregory Stephens is Visiting Instructor in English at the University of South Florida, teaching Film, 20th Century Literature, and Popular Culture. From 2004-2008 he was Lecturer in Cultural Studies and Film at the University of West Indies-Mona (Jamaica). At UWI he earned a Masters in Spanish literature, with a thesis on Zapatista discourse. His writings on Latin American literature have appeared in journals such as Latin American Literary Review and Confluencia. Stephens is the author of On Racial Frontiers: The New Culture of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, and Bob Marley [Cambridge UP, 1999].

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