Somewhere I read that today is International Reggae Day.
Somewhere else I read an article about the success of Jamaican track and fielders bringing smiles to the country.
The contrast between the two worlds — of violence and of athletic excellence — finds a reflection in music with the hardcore ‘dancehall’ often glorifying the gang lifestyle while the lighter melodies of reggae pay tribute to athletic prowess.
There is already a tune called 9.72 in tribute to ‘Lightning Bolt’.
Mavado that is. For other new dancehall tunes, check Tim TurboÂ´s Cyan Wait blog.
And ye – I uploaded some pictures from Gabe and me visiting NYC about a month ago on flickr.