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Author Partridge, Christopher H. (Christopher Hugh), 1961-

Title Dub in Babylon : understanding the evolution and significance of dub reggae in Jamaica and Britain from King Tubby to post-punk / Christopher Partridge.

Imprint London ; Oakville, Conn. : Equinox, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.646 PAR    Available
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Description xiv, 319 pages ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Studies in popular music
Studies in popular music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference (pages 251-291), discography (p. 292-300) , filmography (p. 301) , and indexes.
Contents Dub Ja : from the days of slavery to the creation of dub. Roots and culture ; Rastafarian music, sound system culture, and the advent of dub -- Dub UK : the arrival and evolution of dub in Britain. Sound-system culture and Jamaican dub in the UK ; Punks, poetry, and anti-racism ; Psychotic jonkanoo : theorizing post-punk dub.
Summary Much misunderstood and overlooked as a genre, Dub in Babylon offers a nuanced cultural history of dub reggae from its earliest days in Jamaica to the decline of post-punk in 1980s Britain, from King Tubby, Lee Perry and Errol Thompson to Jah Shaka, Dennis Bovell and Adrian Sherwood. More broadly, beginning with the plantation system, Afro-Christianity, Ethiopianism and the emergence of Rastafari, all of which shaped Jamaican society and consciousness, Dub in Babylon analyses the key political and spiritual ideas that have informed dub culture. --Book Jacket.
Subject Dub (Music) -- Jamaica -- History and criticism.
Dub (Music) -- Great Britain -- History and criticism.
Dub (Music) -- Social aspects -- Jamaica.
Dub (Music) -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Added Title Understanding the evolution and significance of dub reggae in Jamaica and Britain from King Tubby to post-punk
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