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Calendar, Night&Day Through the Fire

Through the Fire

Jamaican roots reggae singer Chuck Fenda recently changed his stage name to the Living Fire, which is also the title of his 2007 Greensleeves Records release and his management company. For Fenda, born Leshorn Whitehead in Brooklyn, fire represents a…
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Music, Roots Radical

Roots Radical

There are plenty of tales in the jazz and blues scenes of young players facing trials by fire early in their careers -- stories of greenhorn saxmen having to sit in with Louis Armstrong's Hot Five combo and such. Rocker-T…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

The infectious ska hits that bounced across the British charts in 1979 may not have sounded as confrontational as their punk counterparts, but the bands that recorded them were intrinsically political. Being racially integrated, "2-tone" was as much a challenge…
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Hi Fi Killers Jamaica (Loose Groove) Sly and Robbie Drum & Bass Strip to the Bone by Howie B (Palm Pictures) Sly and Robbie are reggae legends. The Riddim Twins. Kingston ghetto prophets. Old-school rockers who were there at the…
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