Reggae

Toots Hibbert death: Toots and the Maytals frontman dies, aged 77

Toots Hibbert, the frontman of reggae group the Maytals, had died, aged 77. The Jamaican singer “passed away peacefully” on 11 September “surrounded by his family at the University Hospital of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica”, his family announced. In a statement, his family and management team thanked “the medical teams and professionals for …

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How the Chinese-Jamaican Community Influenced the Development of Classic Reggae

Jamaican music as we know it today—from mento to ska, rocksteady, reggae, dancehall, and dub—has been well documented. But within those genres, there was a small but influential group of innovators whose story is not as well known. Vincent and Patricia Chin; Clive Chin; Mikey and Geoffrey Chung; Byron Lee; Justin Yap; Leslie Kong; Ernest, Jo …

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