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Historian, biographer, radio DJ, pioneer of Italian reggae culture, Fabrizio Laganà (1965) is precisely to one of the pillars of reggae that dedicates this written text for an editorial collaboration between La Carmelina di Ferrara and the SouLove Records label.
Laganà guides the reader through an initial chronological and semantic excursus into the history of Jamaican music, exploring genres and sounds that meet and mix: Calypso of the Antilles, Jazz, RnB, Rock'n Roll. And then reggae with its variations: Ska, Rocksteady, Roots, Dub, Rockers, Dancehall, Digital Reggae, Steppers, Raggamuffin.
And the musical groups and personalities that revolve around it: Sound System Operators, The Skatalites, King Tubby, Lee Perry. From sunny Steer Town, a beloved hometown, to pioneering a musical revolution: then get to the heart of the narrative with Justin Hinds, one of the most complete musical artists on the Jamaican music, sees the blossoming of ska and its subsequent period in rocksteady.
The collaboration with producer and sound engineer Duke Reid with Treasure Isle Records; the bond and success with the RnB duo The Dominoes; the recording of the hit Carry, Go, Bring Come.
Like, a satirical song that writes the creeds of Rastafari culture in verse, holds it firmly to the former placed on the Jamaican charts of 1964 for over a month.
He thus arrives in the mid-seventies, arriving in the modern era and, subsequently, in the reggae. Thanks to Wingless Angels comes the meeting with Keith Richards, historic guitarist of Rolling Stones.
The narration alternates with the complete discography of the artist, the lyrics of the songs and a rich man photographic apparatus that portrays him together with musicians, collaborators, friends and his own family, who cover one of the most colorful musical cultures that has its roots in the earth of humanity.