CD: Drums of Defiance, Maroon Music of Jamaica

Drums of Defiance: Maroon Music from the Earliest Free Black Communities of Jamaica, compiled by Kenneth M. Bilby, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1992, compact disc. From the Smithsonian's website: Featuring complex, West African influenced drumming and dancing, this little-known rural tradition is at the heart of modern, politically charged reggae music. The conviction heard here reveals … Continue reading CD: Drums of Defiance, Maroon Music of Jamaica