Reggae Explosion: The Story of Jamaican Music

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A study of Jamaica's reggae music and its unique blend of Caribbean folk, American rock music, Rastafarianism, and political statement captures the distinctive sounds of the music and such artists as Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff.

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Chris Salewicz has been writing on reggae and other world music for more than 20 years. He is the author of Punk: The Illustrated History of a Music Revolution and co-author, with Adrian Boot, of Bob Marley: Songs of Freedom. He lives in London.

Adrian Boot is co-founder of the ReggaeXplosion Archive and one of the world's leading experts on reggae. He was the long-time photographer of Bob Marley and the Wailers. He lives in London.

Chris Blackwell is the founder of Island Records, which has played a pivotal role in the worldwide spread of reggae. He lives in Jamaica

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"Reggae Explosion is an exceptional celebration of cultural upheaval and artistic destiny, as well as a book no sincere fan of the music would want to be without." -- Billboard Magazine

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