Klive Walker

Dubwise: Reasoning from the reggae underground

(This Edition Published)

Main Details
Credits
Author Klive Walker
Date
This Edition Published
Identifying Codes
ISBN 10 1894663969
ISBN 13 978-1894663960
Format Paperback
Publication Location Toronto, Canadá
Genre
Page Count 256 pages
Language English
Original Language English
Original Title English
Dimensions
(H × W × D)
Weight
Notes Description
Reggae's influence can be heard in the popular music of nations in a variety of continents. In Dubwise, Klive Walker takes a fresh look at Bob Marley's global impact, specifically his legacy in the Caribbean diaspora.

While considering Marley's status as an international reggae icon, Walker also discusses the vital contributions to reggae culture authored by other important Jamaican innovators such as poet Louise Bennett, hand drummer Oswald "Count Ossie" Williams, jazz saxophonist Joe Harriott, ska trombonist Don Drummond and singer Dennis Brown.

The history of women in reggae, ignored for far too long, is addressed in a groundbreaking essay. Walker describes how the work of artists such as producer Sonia Pottinger and singer-songwriters Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt is crucial to reggae culture.

Walker treats the reggae crafted by American, British and Canadian artists of Caribbean heritage with the importance it deserves. One Dubwise essay considers the innovative reggae of U.K. roots bands such as Aswad and Steel Pulse and Jamaican-American deejay / rappers Shinehead and Sister Carol. Another discusses, for the first time, the history of reggae in Canada, featuring the work of dub poet Lillian Allen and the band Truths and Rights. An essay addressing reggae's relationship to hip-hop weaves together histories of dancehall deejays and hip-hop MCs as it features the rise of raggamuffin rap, a Caribbean diasporic phenomenon.


About the Autor
Klive Walker is a Toronto-based writer whose articles on reggae have been published in Toronto's Word magazine and the U.K.'s Untold. Dubwise is his first book

Comments

There are no comments... Yet!
Login or Register to post a comment