Narratives from Beyond the UK Reggae Bassline
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This book explores the history of reggae in modern Britain from the time it emerged as a cultural force in the 1970s. As basslines from Jamaica reverberated across the Atlantic, so they were received and transmitted by the UK's Afro-Caribbean community. From roots to lovers' rock, from deejays harnessing the dancehall crowd to dub poets reporting back from the socio-economic front line, British reggae soundtracked the inner-city experience of black youth. In time, reggae's influence permeated the wider culture, informing the sounds and the language of popular music whilst also retaining a…mehr

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This book explores the history of reggae in modern Britain from the time it emerged as a cultural force in the 1970s. As basslines from Jamaica reverberated across the Atlantic, so they were received and transmitted by the UK's Afro-Caribbean community. From roots to lovers' rock, from deejays harnessing the dancehall crowd to dub poets reporting back from the socio-economic front line, British reggae soundtracked the inner-city experience of black youth. In time, reggae's influence permeated the wider culture, informing the sounds and the language of popular music whilst also retaining a connection to the street-level sound systems, clubs and centres that provided space to create, protest and innovate. This book is therefore a testament to struggle and ingenuity, a collection of essays tracing reggae's importance to both the culture and the politics of late twentieth and early twenty-first century Britain.
  • Produktdetails
  • Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music
  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan / Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-030-55160-5
  • 1st ed. 2021
  • Seitenzahl: 340
  • Erscheinungstermin: 26. November 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 153mm x 23mm
  • Gewicht: 556g
  • ISBN-13: 9783030551605
  • ISBN-10: 3030551601
  • Artikelnr.: 59751011
Autorenporträt
William 'Lez' Henry is Professor of Criminology and Sociology at the University of West London, UK.
Matt Worley is Professor of Modern History at the University of Reading, UK and a co-founder of the Subcultures Network.
Inhaltsangabe
1.Introduction: Narratives from the Bassline- William 'Lez' Henry & Matthew Worley
2.Vexed history: time and the waning of heart-I-cal philosophy- Paul Gilroy
3.Reggae culture as local knowledge: Mapping the beats on south east London streets- William 'Lez' Henry & Les Back, with photographs by Olivia Thompson
4.A Who Seh? Reflections of a lost and found dub poet- Martin Glynn
5.'What a devilment a Englan!' Dub poets and ranters- Tim Wells
6.Smiley Culture: A hybrid voice for the Commonwealth- Lucy Robinson
7.The Story of Nzinga Soundz and the Women's Voice in Sound System Culture- Lynda Rosenior-Patten and June Reid
8.Sound-tapes & Soundscapes: Lo-Fi cassette recordings as vectors of culturalTransmission- Kenny Monrose
9.'Dem a call us pirates, dem a call us illegal broadcasters!': 'Pirates' Anthem', PCRL and the struggle for black free radio in Birmingham- Lisa Palmer
10.Rebel Music in the Rebel City: The Performance Geography of the Nottingham 'Blues Party', 1957-1987- Tom Kew
11.'Curious roots & crafts': Record shops and record labels amid the Britishreggae diaspora- Peter Hughes Jachimiak
12.From Sound Systems to Disc Jockeys, From Local Bands to Major Success: On Bristol's Crucial Role in Integrating Reggae and Jamaican Music in British Culture- Melissa Chemam
13.Growing up under the influence: A sonic genealogy of grime- Joy White
14.Sound Systems and the Christian deviation- Carl Tracey
15.Handsworth Revolution: Reggae theomusicology, gospel borderlands and delinking Black British Contemporary Gospel Music from Colonial Christianity- Robert Beckford