Jimmy Cliff

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Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff: ‘In England we had to fight to get any kind of recognition’
The musician on his early struggles in London, his enduring appeal and auditioning Bob Marley, and the problem with Jamaican independence

Killian Fox

28, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The Harder They Come review – Jimmy Cliff falls hard in visceral revenge western
Fifty years on, this crime drama of a headstrong singer shooting for his chance of success is as raw and energetic as its reggae soundtrack

Peter Bradshaw

03, Aug, 2022 @3:00 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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Blaxploitation salvation: film directors’ children on rescuing their fathers’ lost movies
Melvin Van Peebles and Perry Henzell made seminal 70s films – now their kids have recovered their fathers’ would-be classics

Ryan Gilbey

29, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Love Supreme festival – mindful, vivacious, beguiling: jazz in infinite variety
From Chick Corea and Jimmy Cliff to Theon Cross, musicians known and new entertained a record 50,000 people

John Fordham

08, Jul, 2019 @12:41 PM

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Various artists: This Is Trojan 50! review – the label that changed Britain
Trojan’s releases introduced the UK to reggae, deejaying, toasting, lovers rock, dancehall – and Five Star’s dad. This is an immaculately curated collection of a golden era

Lloyd Bradley

26, Jul, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Jimmy Cliff review – a joyful jamboree
A musical masterclass from the legendary Jamaican underlines reggae's enduring ability to spark communal elation, writes Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

21, Aug, 2014 @12:30 PM

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WOMADelaide festival 2013 – review

Hugh Masekela and Goran Bregovic made sweltering festival-goers at the WOMADelaide festival in South Australia feel even hotter

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

11, Mar, 2013 @1:45 PM

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WOMADelaide festival 2013 – in pictures

Hugh Masekela, Jimmy Cliff, Salif Keita and Tim Rogers and the Bamboos have all appeared at WOMADelaide – the Australian version of Womad, taking place in Adelaide – while festivalgoers have partied in the sweltering sun

Alicia Canter

10, Mar, 2013 @5:22 PM

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How we made: songwriter and actor Jimmy Cliff and actor Carl Bradshaw on The Harder They Come

'The director wanted everything to seem real: we spoke patois – and the ganja was real, too'

Interviews by Dave Simpson

20, Aug, 2012 @5:20 PM

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Womad preview - in pictures

The biggest event in the UK's world music calendar is the Womad festival, founded by Peter Gabriel. This year sees its 30th anniversary, and to celebrate – and to provide a visual preview of this year's event – we've brought together this gallery of some of the artists you can enjoy this coming weekend

26, Jul, 2012 @2:45 PM

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Jimmy Cliff: 'I always have a positive outlook' - video interview

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff talks to Sarfraz Manzoor about his new album, Rebirth, and how it marks a return to his reggae roots

Sarfraz Manzoor, Richard Sprenger and Nahema Marchal

25, Jul, 2012 @8:28 AM

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