International Reggae Day

posted on July 1st, 2008 by in Article, Event

InternationalReggaeDay

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 Turbo´s Cyan Wait blog.

And ye – I uploaded some pictures from Gabe and me visiting NYC about a month ago on flickr.