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    Will Sheerin Professor Lorenz Music and Migration April 4 2016 Skinhead’s influence in Jamaican Ska During the 1950’s, Britain’s economy was in a recession and they reached out to many of their Western colonies to increase immigration to England. After World War II the economy was in bad shape and the United Kingdom government looked for immigrants to fill the employment vacancies. Many Jamaicans took the opportunity to start a new life and migrated to London in large quantities. With them they brought an important piece of their culture, the Jamaican “Rude-Boy.” Originating in the poorer communities of Kingston, Jamaica, the Rude Boy culture resonated with many white low income men and helped to create the “Skinhead” phenomena. The original…

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    Pulena Analysis

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    How to forget the reggae, a musical genre in English language practiced in Jamaica, characterized by the use of an acoustic guitar and in which the singer usually tends to have braids in her hair. Due to their large acceptance by the black population, this genre expands throughout America. Arriving in Panama due to the construction of the Panama Canal, people take it as their own genre and ends up calling it the “reggae in Spanish” or better known as "Plena". But what is special about this…

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    Tanti At The Oval

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    “Tanti at the Oval” was a piece done by writer, performer and most importantly; storyteller, Paul Keens-Douglas. Although Trinidadian by birth, he spent his early childhood in Grenada. He is well renowned for his ability to convey cultural equality in his work by ensuring it is appealing to virtually everyone, especially in such a cosmopolitan region. This particular piece entails the main character, Tanti Merle, and her journey to and from a cricket match at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad…

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    Jamaican drug cartel in selling marijuana. This causes a fatal downward spiral where Ivan shoots several police officers and eventually is killed for his actions. 2. This film reflects several principles that we learned about in class. We discussed music with Caribbean origins. The Harder They Come, portrays reggae music both sung by Ivan and played in various scenes. The film is set in Jamaica as well, where mento, ska, rock steady, and reggae all originated. The economic decline in Jamaica…

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    Sublime Research Paper

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    Sublime If you are laid back and love being at the beach, then you should try listening to the band, Sublime. Sublime is a ska punk and reggae rock band from California. Their band consists of 3 laid back, down to earth guys. Bradley Nowell, the voice of the crew, Eric Wilson, the bass, and Bud Gaugh, the drummer. Their band is so different and original, it’s impossible not to love them. Sublime has released so many creative songs such as “Santeria”, “Wrong Way”, and “April 29, 1992”. Many…

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    Bob Marley Research Paper

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    Down”. By this time Braithewaite, Kelso, and Smith had joined the band. The Wailers became very popular around Jamaica. They were known for having dreadlocks, and smoking marijuana. They believed that marijuana was a sacred herb, with medical benefits. However, they did not have the money to support themselves and because of this, Kelso, Smith, and Braithewaite left the group. Eventually the other members had drifted apart, and Marley moved to the United States where his mom had been living.…

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    Bob Marley Research Paper

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    with each other in 1956. This union allowed Bunny and Robert many hours to collaborate on their homemade sardine can and bamboo guitars. Despite the incredible poverty Robert and Bunny experienced while living together in a Trench Town government housing project, the two were able to hone their musicals instincts into marketable skills. Bob and Bunny’s style was heavily influenced at an early stage by their eclectic taste for American R&B and ska music which Bunny was able to pick up on his…

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    As a powerful weapon, Reggae music can forcefully stop mental slavery with its symbolic musical strategies. Reggae musicians such as Bob Marley, Skip Marley, and Stephen Marley have effectively opened the minds of the African and Afro-Caribbean people from the immoral education of mental slavery. According to Ennis Edmonds, the reggae musicians are “telling Blacks the truth about their African roots and African identity” (pg. 29). For instance, in Skip Marley’s song “Lions”, he has powerful…

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    The song begins with a low and dreary beat and guitar strumming. The slow, somewhat sad tune casts an image, in my mind, of a man strolling from a bar after having a bad day, perhaps after being laid off by his boss. It has a slow, but steady pace that is supported by the guitar and low drum beats. At around the 3 minute mark , the beat speeds up slightly, as if to suggest tribulations or a slight sign of hope and light amongst the gray tone that has been present for the majority of the song…

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    Texas State Jazz Ensemble: Special Guess Steve Houghton- Music Critique The Texas State Jazz ensemble, with special guest drummer Steve Houghton, was filled with an uplifting set list. A mixture of trumpets, drums, piano, saxophones, bass, guitar, and trombones played harmoniously with distinct soloist for each song. The Texas State Jazz ensemble did a wonderful job, especially their solo performers. Steve Houghton was also quite fantastic, living up to his name. The overall experience was very…

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