Thu, 10/07/2010 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
"Heroes of Reggae" Drive special.
THE HEROES OF REGGAE
Probably no form of music has been at the front of protest and politics more than reggae. Out of island music came musical leaders against racism, apartheid, poverty, and discrimination in all forms. Bob Marley and Peter Tosh made it clear early on about their global mission, soon bands like Steel Pulse and Black Uhuru were taking up the cause, English reggae artists addressed their own concerns. Linton Kwesi Johnson turned dub into hard-hitting poetry (or poetry into hard-hitting dub), women such as Rankin' Ann and Puma came into their own, Jimmy Cliff made a movie, and Lucky Dube took Africa by storm.