Monthly Archives: June 2012

Abram Wilson – Gone to Higher Place

On June 9 the world of jazz (London jazz especially) lost a great musician in Abram Wilson. Abram was just 38 and succumbed to colon cancer at such a young age. It is really hard to believe that Abram is … Continue reading

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Jamaica at 50 – The Music

6 August 2012 will be the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from British rule. Without question Jamaica has produced a number of gifted individuals and influential products that has made this small island. For an island of 2.5 million people … Continue reading

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Dancehall: The Story of Jamaican Dancehall Culture By Beth Lesser (my review) Without a doubt one of the most important books ever published about the history of post independent Jamaican music. Great for the coffee table or the verandah! A copy of this book would be a great educational reference for … Continue reading

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