Reggae

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‘Anything I do, I want to be the best’: Usain Bolt
Can the fastest man on the planet become a chart-topping reggae star?

Rich Pelley

26, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Arinzé Kene on playing Bob Marley: ‘You can’t just sit back and enjoy my work. I want you to be challenged’
The actor and playwright is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting faces of British theatre. Now he’s stepping into the shoes of Bob Marley in the new West End musical Get Up, Stand Up!

Lanre Bakare

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Cedella Marley: ‘The mission is to spread Daddy’s music to every corner of the Earth’
As a new musical about Bob Marley prepares to celebrate his spirit and songs, Marley’s daughter, and the director and star of Get Up, Stand Up!, discuss his legacy

Tim Adams

19, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Bob Marley songs are my DNA!’ – behind the scenes at the Get Up, Stand Up! musical
Clint Dyer was asked to direct the eagerly awaited reggae rollercoaster the night before he started cancer treatment. He explains why he couldn’t say no

Alexis Petridis

14, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘I’m worshipping anger as a holy force’: dub, dancehall and destruction with the Bug
For three decades Kevin Martin has detonated the British music scene with various apocalyptically noisy projects – all as a way to ‘get over the crushing tyranny of existence’

John Doran

01, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: 10 of his greatest recordings
From Bob Marley to the Congos, Junior Murvin and his own outstanding work on the mic, we celebrate the work of a man who seemed to dissolve time

Erin MacLeod

30, Aug, 2021 @12:52 PM

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry: a limitless genius who took Jamaica into the future
By deeply connecting with the people and idyllic landscape of his county, the late producer channelled a stream of imaginative ideas into mindblowing music

Lloyd Bradley

29, Aug, 2021 @7:47 PM

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry obituary
Reggae producer who had a profound effect on Bob Marley’s sound and helped propel him on to the world stage

Peter Mason

29, Aug, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, visionary master of reggae, dies aged 85
Producer and performer who worked with Bob Marley and pioneered both dub and roots reggae styles dies in hospital in Jamaica

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Aug, 2021 @3:31 PM

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The return of Jimmy Cliff: ‘Rebel spirit is still in the Jamaican people’
As he releases new music at the age of 77, one of reggae’s foundational figures charts his astonishing life in music, via swinging London, Brazilian samba and the chaotic bravado of The Harder They Come

Lloyd Bradley

06, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Amy Winehouse’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
With the 10th anniversary of her death this week, rediscover the best of Winehouse’s discography, where heartbreak and anger are mixed up with wit and joy

Alexis Petridis

22, Jul, 2021 @12:03 PM

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U-Roy: Solid Gold U-Roy review – a reggae icon at the top of his game
A definitive lineup of toasting classics still excite on the late great’s last album, a joyous reminder of the talent we lost

Lloyd Bradley

16, Jul, 2021 @7:30 AM

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