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Reggae Scrapbook: Joe Higgs pg 22 1982 Photo - Bob Marley and Beyond: Reggae in the Seventies and Early Eighties | Rolling Stone

Bob Marley and Beyond: Reggae in the Seventies and Early Eighties

Reggae Scrapbook: Joe Higgs pg 22 1982 Photo - Bob Marley and Beyond: Reggae in the Seventies and Early Eighties

the slums of Kingston Jamaica, where the local bands were playing a musical mixture of American R&B, Caribbean, and pan-African sounds, drummers began to emphasize the afterbeat, the 2nd and 4th beats (4/4 time) in unison with the piano and guitar while the bass played walking quarter notes. The musicians called the sound "Upside-down R&B". It soon became known as "Ska".

the slums of Kingston Jamaica, where the local bands were playing a musical mixture of American R&B, Caribbean, and pan-African sounds, drummers began to emphasize the afterbeat, the 2nd and 4th beats (4/4 time) in unison with the piano and guitar while the bass played walking quarter notes. The musicians called the sound "Upside-down R&B". It soon became known as "Ska".

Brown and Nicodemus in the studio

Jamaican dancehall culture

beth lesser "rub a dub style -the roots of modern dancehall-"

Dancehall - Beth Lesser  "...captures the Jamaican Dancehall culture of the 1980s with the same level of sincerity and curiosity that Brassai exhibited while capturing Paris nightlife in the 1930s."

“Photo from Beth Lesser’s book “Dancehall”, which features images of Jamaican dancehall culture.

Musicians at Idlers' Rest waiting their turn to record and cut a 45 at Randy's Record Shop, Kingston, Jamaica, 1976, photograph by Theodoros Bafaloukos.

Love And Rockers

Canadian photographer Beth Lesser spent the 1980s immersed in Jamaican dancehall culture. Her images of the DJs, MCs and promoters from this pivotal musical period can be seen at London’s KK Outlet until 30 January

The early days of Jamaican dancehall – in pictures

Canadian photographer Beth Lesser spent the immersed in Jamaican dancehall culture. Her images of the DJs, MCs and promoters from this pivotal musical period can be seen at London’s KK Outlet until 30 January

Rockers Respect

ROCKERS is a Robin Hood style story of oppressed Jamaican musicians getting even with the "mafia types" in the business.

Jamaica People, Kingston Jamaica, Major Lazer, Dance Photos, Throwback Thursday, Affirmation, Brown Sugar, Ska, Black History

Tyrone Lebon Shoots Stussy SS16 Campaign

News – Tyrone Lebon Shoots Stussy Campaign

Jamaican Musicians: Jah Stitch, deejay and selector, Kingston, 2011

The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat – in pictures

How did Clarks, scourge of schoolchildren, become the music genre's footwear of choice? A new book celebrates one of fashion's strangest trends

Dancehall Queens, House Of Leo, Kingston Jamaica, Circa 1993. #JamaicaDancehall Photo © Wayne Tippetts

Dancehall Queens, House Of Leo, Kingston Jamaica, Circa Photo © Wayne Tippetts

Jamaica Passa Passa  Photo Radcliffe Roye

Ruddy Roye: Photography as Voice for the Voiceless Radcliffe Roye (Ruddy to his friends) is inspired by, as he puts it, “the raw and gritty lives of grassroots people.

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