Month: December 2023

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British dub poet, political activist with Jamaican roots, dies at 65

Benjamin Zephaniah, a British poet and political activist who drew huge inspiration from his Caribbean roots – a Jamaican mother and a Barbadian father – has died. He was 65. Zephaniah died Thursday after being diagnosed with a brain tumour eight weeks ago, his family said in a statement on Instagram. “We shared him with the world and we know many will be shocked and saddened by this news,” the […]

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Legendary selector Di General Pink Panther crowned at World Bash

A sold-out crowd erupted into roars at Irish and Chin’s World Bash in New York during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Billed as a victory for sound system culture by thousands of fans, emotions ran high at the musically charged event, which pinnacled with a touching, surprise crowning of nine-time World Clash General Pink Panther. The legendary selector was celebrated for his endless contributions to sound system, sound clash, reggae, and […]

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