Haaaa... une nouvelle carte de 1758 !

Nous venons d'ajouter une carte de l'Isle de la Jamaïque de... 1758, à notre boutique. Il s'agit bien d'un document authentique, vieux de 262 ans. Imprimé à l'époque pour illustrer L'Histoire des Voyages... de Prévost, notre exemplaire a été colorié à la main et est en excellent état. Ne tardez pas, ces cartes partent généralement en moins de 24 heures.

Joshua tunes: 1. Everything Crash...

During the 1971 campaign, the socialist candidate Michael ‘Joshua’ Manley used several reggae songs such as Beat Down Babylon (Junior Byles), Better Must Come (Delroy Wilson), or Let The Power Fall On I (Max Romeo). Many artists sided with this young and progressive politician from the People’s National Party (PNP), who promised ‘better tomorrow” to the ‘sufferers’. They consequently recorded supportive songs that we will wall ‘Joshua tunes’. Some were directly supportive; others were simply expressing views that served Manley’s interests. At the end of the day, they played a key role in Manley’s victory in 1972. These ‘Joshua tunes’ are discussed at length in our book REGGAE AND POLITICS I

Reggae and politics... Pre-Order now !

Pre-orders for REGGAE AND POLITICS... (DREAD Editions) now open! "In 1972, the socialist Michael ‘Joshua’ Manley used reggae as a stepping-stone to power. But the dogs, mad with power, became organized, and created chaos. The two political parties, the PNP and the JLP, divided Kingston into politically affiliated garrisons, and Cold War broke out in Jamaica. In the midst of tribal wars, the voice of reggae resounded to call for peace and to preach black pride. Many artists, including Bob Marley, had to side with a party. But choruses were weak shields against stray bullets! Politics in Jamaica? The root of all evil..." The DREAD "lithography".

A Change is coming... with the PNP! And a book is coming... with DREAD Editions!

Pre-orders will start this week for the next DREAD book. It is entitled REGGAE AND POLITICS IN THE 1970s and it explores the relationship between music and local politics during the 1970s, when Cold War broke in Jamaica following the election of a socialist, Michael Joshua Manley. Violence, corruption, murders, tribal wars all over Kingston... Jamaica plunged into chaos. And the country is yet to recover from this terrible era. Meanwhile, reggae artists were recording the best reggae ever. Times were political and times were DREAD... inna Babylon.

New book in English comin' up!

First, DREAD created the posters. And DREAD saw that it was good... Next book comin' up! Reggae and politics in the 1970s... Real DREAD business.

Le JLP ré-élu.

Comme prévu, le parti du Jamaican Labour Party (JLP) remporte une victoire écrasante aux élections qui se sont tenues le 3 septembre 2020 en Jamaïque. Le parti mené par le Premier Ministre Andrew Holness (en place depuis mars 2013) a raflé 49 des 63 sièges parlementaires (Gleaner). Sur la carte publiée par le Gleaner, on trouve en vert les circonscriptions remportées par le JLP, et en orange celles remportées par le PNP. Publicité pour le JLP, avec Andrew Holness. En pleine panique COVID (29 morts et un peu moins de 3000 cas déclarés le 5 septembre), le JLP a déclenché ces élections générales afin de capitaliser sur une popularité certaine dans l'île. Fondé par Bustamante en 1943, le JLP est

From Channel One, to King Tubby... with Thanks!

A lovely receipt from 1985, when "Tubbys" was recording his riddims on Maxfield Avenue! This session cost him JA$1,000. And he got this beautiful and official receipt... with thanks. Superbe reçu issu par Channel One et remis à "Tubbys" en 1985 ! On sait que King Tubby enregistrait ses riddims sur Maxfield Avenue. Pour cette session, il lui en a coûté 1 000 dollars jamaïcains.

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