Exhibition Catalogue & Album

Exhibition Catalogue & Album

Exhibition catalogue
Couverture du catalogue de l'exposition Jamaica Jamaica!Philharmonie de Paris / La Découverte

Edited by Thomas Vendryes et Sébastien Carayol
228 pages
€39,00
Co-publication Philharmonie de Paris / La Découverte

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Available in French only

For more than half a century, a tiny island in the Caribbean has been a major force in world music, carving out an unparalleled place in music history. Jamaican music is as widely-branched as jazz or blues and rooted in the suffering of slavery, with enduring ties to an African heritage transformed by time and contact with European colonisers.

Deejay, sound system, remix, dub: many elements of modern-day urban music can be traced back to innovations born in the ghettos of Kingston since the 1950s.

Often blurring the lines between distinctions—spiritual or profane, rural or urban, militant or lighthearted, voices of Rastafarian wise men or rude boys from the ghetto—Jamaican music is anything but one-dimensional. Analysing the cultural, historical and political context behind Jamaican music, the authors of this book examine the mechanisms that led Jamaica to produce some of the world’s most popular music.

Album
Couverture de l'album de l'exposition Jamaica Jamaica!Philharmonie de Paris / La Découverte

Edited by Thomas Vendryes et Sébastien Carayol
56 pages
€12,00
Co-publication Philharmonie de Paris / La Découverte

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Available in French only

This art book celebrates the explosion of visual media surrounding Jamaican dancehalls—a distinctive graphic style adopted by popular culture around the world.