Jamaica Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine


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The State Of The Art — Sly Dunbar

  Reggae: 1984, ’85 Kingston, Jamaica is full of young, aspiring musicians. Ride past any of the city’s recording studios—Tuff Gong, Dynamic, Channel One, Aquarius—and you’ll see barefoot kids hanging out, listening to the riddims that escape through the fence…

by Robert Santelli
Oct 5, 2018

Lloyd Knibb: Ska Pioneer

In the early 1960s, when Jamaica was liberated from British rule, the island’s musicians were tasting musical freedom, experimenting with and synthesizing a number of diverse influences from their native Caribbean, the Americas, and Africa to create a new style…

by Will Romano
Apr 17, 2018