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Hawaiian reggae band The Green. Lately, a crop of artists from places like Hawaii, California and Italy are proving that hit reggae can come from anywhere. In the process, they're raising some complex questions about culture and ownership.

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There's a new generation of reggae artists with two things in common: They're not from the birthplace of reggae music, and they are enormously successful. Alborosie discovered reggae at age 14 and eventually moved to Jamaica, where he picked up local patois.

This is what I want to do. This summer he released his third album, but he says being embraced by the Jamaican music community did not come easily. What makes them more than just lame imitations that some call Jafaicans? Robertson has an answer. The skill level has gone to a next level and it's gonna take a lot for anyone from Jamaica to compete with these acts. On our shores, Hawaii and California are the biggest breeding grounds for reggae bands.

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A lot of non-Jamaican artists create musical hybrids, blending reggae with rock and pop. He says non-Jamaican reggae sounds distinct. I live in Amsterdam so I deal with all different kinds of people. My band members are from Suriname, Curacao, the Ivory Coast. So you get, I think, a broader range of vibes.

  • Mr Seaton, now of from Smethwick, West Mids, was unavailable for comment;
  • There are lots of bands that I work with outside Jamaica who are great musicians — Japan in particular;
  • No matter what anyone says, Bunny Wailer shares with only a select few, the title, "The King of Reggae;
  • The Wailers were finally broken up by 1974, each going on to pursue solo careers;
  • After royalty cheques failed to arrive, the group believed there "must be significant unpaid recording royalties" which had accumulated over nearly two decades, the court heard;
  • Movement spreads during a fine cover version of Ska Ska Ska surprise number 2 , which is accompanied by a little women-vs.

From jazz to rock to hip-hop, white artists have negotiated the thorny boundaries of performing in a genre they didn't invent. Sicily-born Alborosie says he needed to go to Jamaica and talk the talk.

I don't speak English.

  1. Since then, Bunny's tours have been few and far between. The public's view on Bunny began to change, many fans saw his new mission in music as merely a copy of his fellow Wailers.
  2. Whereas Bunny had to rely on his albums alone for many years to gain his fans.
  3. Lately, a crop of artists from places like Hawaii, California and Italy are proving that hit reggae can come from anywhere. This was definitely a performance Bunny and his true fans would like to forget.
  4. This is what I want to do.
  5. Then again in 1987, after the assassination of Peter Tosh, Bunny again devoted his career to both Peter and Bob's music to a wider audience.

Right now it's very difficult talking to you and make it sound proper," he says. Kennedy, lead singer of The Green, has never been to Jamaica. He doesn't speak Patois or see why artists like him ought to.

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I don't know, " Kennedy says. But if I was a Jamaican I'd probably be against hearing fake stuff like that. Because if I hear people speaking fake Hawaiian Pidgin — it's a turnoff to hear people who don't naturally speak it, speak it.

Reggae can't be stolen, reggae is ours! They are not denying that they are in love with what we do and want to do it too. There are lots of bands that I work with outside Jamaica who are great musicians — Japan in particular.

Non-Jamaican Reggae: Who's Making It And Who's Buying It

It's just music, and the love of it. So whoever plays it and sings it, it's a blessing. Japan, for instance, has long been a big market for Jamaican music. But these days local Japanese reggae acts outsell most visiting Jamaican artists.

That frustrates Jamaican dancehall deejay Demarco.

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I don't understand that. We are probably doing something wrong. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.