The Rough Guide to World Music: Jamaica | Songlines
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Rough Guide to World Music: Jamaica

Jamaica is a serious contender for the title ‘loudest island in the world’. On any night, and especially at weekends, it shakes to the musical vibrations of thousands of sound systems

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Duke Reid crowned “King of Sounds and Blues”, Success Club, Kingston, late 1950s

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