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Benjamin Torrens


‘Dance a yard before you dance abroad’: reggae as a music production culture in Jamaica and in Britain 1968 – 1981

My research focuses on reggae music culture in Jamaica and Britain from 1968 to 1981. I will employ an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on cultural studies, ethnomusicology and history, as well as my own practice as a performer, to examine the music, marketing, production and reception of reggae. I aim to posit this methodology as necessary for a complete understanding of reggae. I also aim to consolidate existing disparate histories of reggae and Jamaica and Britain



Twitter: @BirminghamBenny


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