Jamaican popular music, from mento to dancehall reggae : a bibliographic guide

2011, Book , xvii, 435 pages ;
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Summary/Review: Jamaican Popular Music offers nearly 3700 entries on the evolution of the island’s commercial music scene from the calypso-like mento of the late-1940 more...
Summary/Review: Jamaican Popular Music offers nearly 3700 entries on the evolution of the island’s commercial music scene from the calypso-like mento of the late-1940s and '50s to the roots reggae revolution of the 1970s and the dancehall boom of the 1980s and beyond. It also provides in-depth coverage of the music’s diffusion to more than 51 countries abroad along with a biographical section documenting the careers of some 800 individual artists, producers, dancers, filmmakers, and others.
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