Reggae Soundsystem

Author : Steve Barrow
ISBN : 0955481783
Genre : Music
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Reggae Soundsystem is a new deluxe 200 page hard-back 12x12 book featuring hundreds of stunning full size record cover designs that span the history of reggae music. The book is compiled by the celebrated author and reggae expert Steve Barrow (Rough Guide to Reggae/ Blood and Fire Records) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records). Beginning in the 1950s, Jamaican music developed into one of the most important and influential music industries in the world. From its early Mento (Jamaican Calypso) beginnings through to the invention of Ska, Rocksteady, Roots, Dub and Dancehall, Jamaican music is also one of the richest and innovative veins in popular music. This stunning hardback deluxe book is a timely look at the endless visually creativity of reggae record cover designs, iconic, classic, rare and unique artwork spanning sixty years of Jamaican sounds. The book includes a fascinating introductory essay on the history of reggae by Steve Barrow and the book is edited by Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records and editor of the book Dancehall, and cover art books on Bossa Nova, Freedom, Rhythm & Sound and Studio One Records).
Category: Music

Reggae 45 Soundsystem

Author : Stuart Baker
ISBN : 0955481791
Genre : Music
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"This book features the artwork and histories of over 1000 records spanning the course of Jamaican music from its beginnings in the late 1950s through to the end of the 1970s. In so doing this book creates a unique visual history of Jamaican popular culture and its musical developments."--P. [4] of cover.
Category: Music

Sonic Bodies

Author : Julian Henriques
ISBN : 9781441163462
Genre : Music
File Size : 84.67 MB
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The reggae sound system has exerted a major influence on music and popular culture. Out on the streets of inner city Kingston, Jamaica, every night, sound systems stage dancehall sessions for the crowd to share the immediate, intensive and immersive visceral pleasures of sonic dominance. Sonic Bodies concentrates on the skilled performance of the crewmembers responsible for this signature sound of Jamaican music: the audio engineers designing, building and fine-tuning the hugely powerful "sets" of equipment; the selectors choosing the music tracks to play; and MCs(DJs) on the mic hyping up the crowd. Julian Henriques proposes that these dancehall "vibes" are taken literally as the periodic motion of vibrations. He offers an analysis of how a sound system operates - at auditory, corporeal and sociocultural frequencies. Sonic Bodies formulates a fascinating critique of visual dominance and the dualities inherent in ideas of image, text or discourse. This innovative book questions the assumptions that reason resides only in a disembodied mind, that communication is an exchange of information, and that meaning is only ever representation.
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Klang Und Gewalt In Der Sound System Culture Jamaikas

Author : Marius Braun
ISBN : 9783640892563
Genre : Social Science
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Medien, Kunst, Musik, Universität der Künste Berlin (Sound Studies), Veranstaltung: Klanganthropologie / Klangökologie, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich im Folgenden mit der Entwicklung und Ausprägung der Sound System Culture innerhalb der jamaikanischen Musikkultur. Dabei werden vor allem die Dance Hall und das Sound System mit ihren soziokulturellen Hintergründen und Einflüssen betrachtet, die eine besondere Rolle spielen. Die Verbindung von Klang und Gewalt, die sich in dieser Kultur in vielen Variationen präsentiert, ist ebenfalls ein Thema. Insbesondere wird auf die Versuche eingegangen Gewalt und Ungerechtigkeit mittels Sound zu kompensieren und aufgezeigt, ob und wenn ja wie sich die Problematik auf diesem Wege lösen lässt. Da jede Kultur mit ihren Riten und Verhaltensweisen sehr komplex ist, kann leider nicht jeder Aspekt berücksichtigt werden. Es wird jedoch versucht. Um Verwirrungen, die während der Recherche zu dieser Arbeit wiederholt auftauchten, vorzubeugen wird in dieser Arbeit als Ort für musikalische Aufführungen das Wort Dance Hall gebraucht, während für das entsprechende Reggae Subgenre die Version Dancehall benutzt wird. Von den zwei Begriffen Sound System und Soundsystem, deren Bedeutung die selbe ist, wird nur der erste verwendet.
Category: Social Science

Reggae In Deutschland

Author : Olaf Karnik
ISBN : 9783462410181
Genre : Music
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Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Sub- und Gegenkultur hat sich eine lebendige deutsche Reggae-Szene entwickelt, mit einer besonderen Geschichte und ganz eigenen Gesetzen. Wie das Zusammenspiel von Musikern, Produzenten, Labels und Sound Systems funktioniert, wer die ersten Singles importiert hat, welche Rolle Jamaika spielt – dem spüren die Autoren Olaf Karnik und Helmut Philipps nach. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
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Companion To Contemporary Black British Culture

Author : Alison Donnell
ISBN : 9781134700240
Genre : Reference
File Size : 69.42 MB
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The Companion to Contemporary Black British Culture is the first comprehensive reference book to provide multidisciplinary coverage of the field of black cultural production in Britain. The publication is of particular value because despite attracting growing academic interest in recent years, this field is still often subject to critical and institutional neglect. For the purpose of the Companion, the term 'black' is used to signify African, Caribbean and South Asian ethnicities, while at the same time addressing the debates concerning notions of black Britishness and cultural identity. This single volume Companion covers seven intersecting areas of black British cultural production since 1970: writing, music, visual and plastic arts, performance works, film and cinema, fashion and design, and intellectual life. With entries on distinguished practitioners, key intellectuals, seminal organizations and concepts, as well as popular cultural forms and local activities, the Companion is packed with information and suggestions for further reading, as well as offering a wide lens on the events and issues that have shaped the cultural interactions and productions of black Britain over the last thirty years. With a range of specialist advisors and contributors, this work promises to be an invaluable sourcebook for students, researchers and academics interested in exploring the diverse, complex and exciting field of black cultural forms in postcolonial Britain.
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Sounds Like London

Author : Lloyd Bradley
ISBN : 9781847656506
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.11 MB
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For as long as people have been migrating to London, so has their music. An essential link to home, music also has the power to shape communities in surprising ways. Black music has been part of London's landscape since the First World War, when the Southern Syncopated Orchestra brought jazz to the capital. Following the wave of Commonwealth immigration, its sounds and styles took up residence to become the foundation of the city's youth culture. Sounds Like London tells the story of the music and the larger-than-life characters making it, journeying from Soho jazz clubs to Brixton blues parties to King's Cross warehouse raves to the streets of Notting Hill - and onto sound systems everywhere. As well as a journey through the musical history of London, Sounds Like London is about the shaping of a city, and in turn the whole nation, through music. Contributors include Eddy Grant, Osibisa, Russell Henderson, Dizzee Rascal and Trevor Nelson, with an introduction by Soul2Soul's Jazzie B.
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Dj Culture In The Mix

Author : Bernardo Attias
ISBN : 9781623569945
Genre : Music
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The DJ stands at a juncture of technology, performance and culture in the increasingly uncertain climate of the popular music industry, functioning both as pioneer of musical taste and gatekeeper of the music industry. Together with promoters, producers, video jockeys (VJs) and other professionals in dance music scenes, DJs have pushed forward music techniques and technological developments in last few decades, from mashups and remixes to digital systems for emulating vinyl performance modes. This book is the outcome of international collaboration among academics in the study of electronic dance music. Mixing established and upcoming researchers from the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Australia and Brazil, the collection offers critical insights into DJ activities in a range of global dance music contexts. In particular, chapters address digitization and performativity, as well as issues surrounding the gender dynamics and political economies of DJ cultures and practices.
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Cool Reggae Music

Author : Karen Latchana Kenney
ISBN : 1616137584
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces readers to reggae music and includes activities that will immerse children in musical tradition.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Udo Vieth
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173023383297
Genre : Jamaica
File Size : 79.33 MB
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Category: Jamaica