Monday, April 20, 2009

Jamaica salutes Obama

As you read this, several artists are busy voicing a new dancehall tune this very second in most of Jamaica’s studios. Every week since the late fifties, a new batch of singles hits the streets, pumping from soundsystems island-wide and worldwide-

Quite often the lyrics are topical and up-to-date, quite often political- Politics are literally deadly in Jamaica- As the US election built momentum, Obama cuts were voiced all over the Caribbean, Florida and East Coast-

Most of the world breathed a sigh of relief as Barack stepped in earlier this year, the vibe is celebratory- These are my picks, and feature extended mixes I assembled in the lab-

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