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The Beat Goes (Back) On!

We are very pleased and proud to announce a new feature at Afropop.org : reprints of selected articles from the late, lamented ma...

June 14, 2010

Jamaica music lyrics — trigger of violence? - latimes.com

Jamaica music lyrics — trigger of violence? - latimes.com

The debate has intensified since lethal police raids in a slum that is the home turf of an alleged drugs and arms trafficker whose violent lifestyle is glorified in lyrics of a music called dancehall.


By Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times

June 2, 2010

The Beat souvenir T-shirt: Sorry, too late!


In 1996 The Beat celebrated its 15th anniversary, producing a CD compilation The Sound of The Beat, a special 15th anniversary issue of The Beat, and a spiffy black T-shirt.
These items are no longer available, sorry to say.





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