Tubby's and politics...

Here's a link between our two last books, King Tubby's biography and Reggae And Politics... ABENG was a far-left underground publication that played a key-role in the late 1960s. They were the first ones to really talk about Rasta as a political force and a cultural challenge. Some "sufferers" (a word and a concept very important during the 1972 elections) were writing in their pages... Police brutality, music, politics. Everything was described in this short-lived publication (even the role played by... juke-boxes! in the struggle). Artists like Prince Buster or sound systems like Buxie's adevrtised in Abeng. In one issue, we find a wonderful news regarding the "postponement of a dance" (il

Reggae and Politics... IS HERE!

The books reached this morning! We are very pleased with the quality work of the French printer (we do not print in China). Great cover, nice thick paper, beautiful illustrations inside... another neat one! Featuring a complete discography. Thanks to all the people who pre-ordered their copy, they will be on their way shortly. Check it out right now!

The PNP Bandwagon!

"Everybody jump on socialism Train " (Socialism Train, The Ethiopians) In 1971, the PNP set up an incredible political tour with the help of Clancy Eccles. The PNP bandwagon featured the top artists of the time, including Bob Marley & the Wailers, Ken Boothe, Max Romeo, Delroy Wilson, Junior Byles, the Gaylads etc. Inner Circle was the backing band, and the PNP bandwagon played in all Jamaican parishes! The tour lasted several months, and Michael 'Joshua' Manley himself (the candidate for the PNP) showed up sometimes to cheer up the crow with the rod of correction. This proved a very efficient idea, and it was probably the best reggae line-up... ever! Learn more about this incredible story i

Reggae and politique... pre-orders.

Just a word to thank the people who pre-ordered our book Reggae And Politics... In those times, your support is appreciated. The book is being printed as I write those lines, and should be with us late next week (hopefully). Thanks for your patience, it's on its way. Best Thibault DREAD Editions

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