December 15, 2017

The Caribbean: Through a lens brightly

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BY MATTHEW J. SMITH From Public Books James Anthony Froude is a name now lost to time. In the Victorian era the British historian, writer, and traveler held great prominence, much of which was due to his unabashed celebrations of imperialism, which he most famously presented in his influential 1888 study, The English in the […]

What next for Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe: Division and hatred? Or ‘One Love?’

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By: Earl Bousquet From telesurtv Bob Marley, if alive today, would probably have hesitated to write another song to replace “Zimbabwe.” The Caribbean has long had a close association with the Southern African liberation struggle and movements, especially the role played by Cuban soldiers in beating back the racist South African forces trying to turn […]

France hosts major exhibition on Jamaican music

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By A. D. McKenzie From Caribbean News Service PARIS, Mar 30 2017 (IPS) – It’s one of those movie-like spring days in Paris, where blue skies and brilliant sunshine lift spirits after a long, wet, grey winter. Many people are outdoors trying to catch the rays, but Jamaican artist Danny Coxson is not among them.  […]

Bob Marley copyrights: decision of the Court of Appeal: What do words mean? Back to basics

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From Eversheds In the case of BSI Enterprises Limited v Blue Mountain Music Limited [2015] EWCA Civ 1151, a music publisher was unable to overturn a 2014 High Court decision regarding the copyright ownership of some Bob Marley songs, including “No Woman No Cry”. It was held by the Court of Appeal that wording used […]

‘Catch A Fire’/MIST Harlem hosts Caribbean film fest

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‘Catch A Fire’ By Toni Dubois From Caribbean Life Thousands of reggae music lovers congregated for the summer’s biggest Reggae Tour “Catch a Fire” (named after Bob Marley and Wailers 1973 album) in Central Park Summerstage, N.Y. on Aug. 30. Many came to bear witness to Reggae royalty Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Stephen “Ragga” […]

British court battle begins for Bob Marley music rights

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From Caribbean360 LONDON, England, Tuesday May 13, 2014, CMC – The trial over the ownership of a number of songs by the late Jamaican Reggae icon, Bob Marley, began on Tuesday in the Chancery Division of the High Court. The songs in dispute are Crazy Baldhead; Johnny Was; Natty Dread; No Woman No Cry; Positive […]