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Busy Signal Too Damned Busy for Jamaican Grammies

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  As Fader reports, the Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards (the Jamaican equivalent of the Grammies) was just last week, and one of their favorites (and ours) was not in attendance. Vybz Kartel may have been the big winner (or the Taylor Swift) of that particular ceremony, but its Busy Signal that has the tastemakers over at Fader dancing. ... Read More »

Made in Jamaica

Bunny Wailer

The sounds of reggae are synonymous with Jamaica — from the laid-back beats of Jimmy Cliff to Bob Marley‘s socially conscious lyrics. It’s Jamaica’s blues, a sound both built on pain and hope. But how has this island nation of 3 million made such a mark on the world stage? That’s what filmmaker Jérome Laperrousaz set out to find out ... Read More »

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