Jamaican dancehall culture
Writer and photographer Beth Lesser travelled in Jamaica throughout the 80s interviewing musicians for her magazine. Along the way she captured the scene at the time, exploring the period between the death of Bob Marley and ragga's conquest of America
London's reggae sound system culture celebrated in new photo exhibition - The Vinyl Factory
The capital’s reggae heritage explored through images, archive film and memorabilia. London’s rich reggae sound system culture is to be revisited as part of a new exhibition at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill in January 2016. Hosted in the centre of Carnival territory (explored in our complete story of record shop culture in Notting Hill), […]
One photographer’s amazing firsthand look at the 1980s Jamaican dancehall scene
If your only frame of reference for reggae and Jamaican culture is Bob Marley or Snoop Lion rolling papers, prepare to learn something. The artist who brought us Redemption Song was only one stop in…
Retracing the Roots of British Sound System Culture
We spoke to reggae historian John Masouri ahead of a new photo exhibition looking back on ska, dub, calypso, and dancehall sound systems in the UK.