Brown Boy Blues

(excerpted from the chapter in Authentic Blackness/”Real” Blackness: Essays on the Meaning of Blackness in Culture and Literature, ed. Martin Japtok & Jerry Rafiki (Peter Lang, 2011).) “No one screams about Babylon more than a ...
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Win Marley Children’s Book!

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Jan 20
One Love by Cedella Marley
Enter to win One Love, Adapted by Cedella Marley Courtesy of Chronicle Books has 3 books to giveaway* ONE LOVE, Adapted by Cedella Marley - Based on the song by Bob Marley Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton 10 ...
Culture, Interview, Literature and Books, Music, Reggae

On Racial Frontiers: The New Culture of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison and Bob Marley

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Dec 31
[amazon-product align="right"]0521643937[/amazon-product](January 2000) “I don’t think enough people look at Bob Marley’s European audience and ask: what is that all about?” Gregory Stephens tells me one sunny day outside of his El Cerrito, California home, ...
CDs, Music, Reggae, Reviews

CD Review: Zion, Crying for Freedom

[amazon-product align="right"]B005NSRKY8[/amazon-product] [Skank Records, 2011-11-12] The artist called Zion is hugely reminiscent stylistically, and in his vocal timbre, to Bob Marley (as opposed to, for example, the unique Ossie Dellimore as featured on another recent Skank ...

Win Wailers Tickets!

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Jul 19
Enter to Win Tickets to see the Wailers at The Independent, San Francisco Courtesy of Another Planet Entertainment [caption id="" align="alignright" width="210" caption="August 4: The Wailers perform 'Exodus'"][/caption] has 1 pair per show to give away.* Thursday, ...
Movies, Music, Reggae, Reviews

THE UPSETTER: The Life and Music of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry

[caption id="attachment_5376" align="alignright" width="209" caption="Lee Scratch Perry"][/caption] If there’s ever an important message and lesson learned from this documentary film that explores 70 years in the life of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, it’s to avoid taking ...
Culture, Music

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

[caption id="attachment_388" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Bob Marley"] [/caption] First published in 2001, this piece was written by Gregory Stephens for On the anniversary of Bob Marley's birth, it made sense to re-publish. Twenty years after ...
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