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Coxsone Dodd

August 20th, 2015 by Royan Concrete Roots

Clement Seymour “Sir Coxsone” Dodd CD (Kingston, Jamaica, 26 January 1932 5 May 2004) was a Jamaican record producer who was influential in the development of ska and reggae in the 1950s, 1960s and beyond. He received his nickname “Coxsone” at school: because of his teenage talent as a cricketer, his friends compared him to Alec Coxon, a member of the 1940s Yorkshire County Cricket Club team.

Lee Scratch Perry

August 20th, 2015 by Royan Concrete Roots

Lee “Scratch” Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry, 20 March 1936 in Kendal, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae producer noted for his innovative studio techniques and production values. Perry was one of the pioneers in the development of dub music with his early adoption of effects and remixing to create new instrumental or vocal versions of existing reggae tracks. Perry has worked with Bob Marley and the Wailers, Junior Murvin, the Congos, Max Romeo and many others.

Linton Kwesi Johnson

August 20th, 2015 by Royan Concrete Roots

Linton Kwesi Johnson (aka LKJ, born in Jamaica, 24 August 1952) is a UK-based dub poet. In 2002 he became the second living poet, and the only black poet, to be published in the Penguin Modern Classics series. His performance poetry involves the recitation of his own verse in Jamaican Patois over dub-reggae, usually written in collaboration with renowned British reggae producer/artist Dennis Bovell. His middle name, “Kwesi", is a Ghanaian name that is given to boys who like Johnson—are born on a Sunday.

Origins of Rastafari

August 20th, 2015 by Royan Concrete Roots

Rastafari is an Abrahamic religion which developed in Jamaica in the 1930s, following the coronation of Haile Selassie I as Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930. Its adherents worship Haile Selassie I, emperor of Ethiopia (ruled 1930–1974), much in the same way as Jesus in his Second Advent, or as God the Father. Members of the Rastafari way of life are known as Rastafari, Rastas, Rastafarians, or simply Ras. Rastafari are also known by their official church titles, such as Elder or High Priest. The way of life is sometimes referred to as “Rastafarianism", but this term is considered offensive by most Rastafari, who, being critical of “isms” (which they see as a typical part of Babylon culture), dislike being labelled as an “ism” themselves.

Shinehead

August 20th, 2015 by Royan Concrete Roots

Shinehead (born Edmund Carl Aiken, 10 April 1962, Kent, England) is an English-born, Bronx New York raised Jamaican reggae singer/toaster/rapper.

Emmet Till - 1955

August 19th, 2015 by Royan Concrete Roots

Fourteen year old Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, on August 24, 1955,

George Stinney - 1944

August 19th, 2015 by Royan Concrete Roots

George Junius Stinney, Jr. (October 21, 1929 – June 16, 1944) was, at age 14, the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century.

Trayvon Martin

August 19th, 2015 by Royan Concrete Roots

On the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States, George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American high school student. Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed-race Hispanic man, was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was temporarily living and where the shooting took place.

Black Lives Matter

August 18th, 2015 by Royan Concrete Roots

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August 18th, 2015 by Royan Concrete Roots

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August 18th, 2015 by Royan Concrete Roots

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