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Caribbean Popular Music: An Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, and Dancehall

Caribbean Popular Music: An Encyclopedia of Reggae, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady, and Dancehall

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Reggae music is more than just steel drum bands on white sand beaches. Its history is rich with culture and evolution, helping to tell the story of Jamaica's past. Due to its depth and extensive coverage, this book is the most complete and up to date encyclopedia about reggae, mento, ska, rocksteady, and dancehall music on the market today. Ideal for reggae lovers and college students studying music, this encyclopedia is comprehensive for high school students and non-music students as well. From Bob Marley to Wayne Wonder, this easy to use encyclopedia contains over 700 entries. Indices in both the front and back of the book make navigating through entries extremely user-friendly.

Entries cover singers and songwriters, producers, record labels, and different styles of music that evolved from reggae. Moskowitz truly captures the history and evolution of Jamaican music in this extensive, illuminating encyclopedia, while all the while making it accessible to both high school and college students.

Author: David V. Moskowitz
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 11/01/2005
Pages: 368
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.95lbs
Size: 10.72h x 6.70w x 1.12d
ISBN: 9780313331589

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 03/01/2006 pg. 120
Booklist 05/15/2006 pg. 68
Multicultural Review 06/01/2006 pg. 91
American Reference Bks Annual 01/01/2006 pg. 519
American Reference Bks Annual 01/01/2007 pg. 487

About the Author

DAVID V. MOSKOWITZ is an associate professor of musicology at the University of South Dakota.

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