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Reggae Pilgrimages: Festivals and the Movement of Jah People

by Sonjah Stanley Niaah Rowman & Littlefield International
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Highlights the significance of real and imagined spaces created by reggae through a politics of celebration, revolution, and a complex (dis)/unity among an international community of reggae pilgrims.

Preface/Part I Reggae and Pilgrimage/ 1 Doorstep Memories, Big Bangs and Canoes / 2 Music Festivals, Pilgrimages and Politics/ Part II Reggae Festivals/ 3 From Sunsplash to the World: A Community of Reggae Pilgrims/ 4 Reading the Reggae Economy in Europe: The Case of Rototom Sunsplash/ 5 Roots, Rastafari and Hemp Festivals/ Part III The Politics of Pilgrimage/ 6 Reggae, Revolution and Human Rights/ 7 Revolutionary Pilgrimages: Peter Tosh, Apartheid and Reggae Activism/ 8 Buju's Alpha and Omega: Revisiting Boom By Bye and Reggae's Human Rights Agenda/ Conclusion: Consuming Jamaica - Brand Jamaica and the Case of the State as Celebrity/ Bibliography/Index

Sonjah Stanley Niaah is the inaugural Rhodes Trust Rex Nettleford Fellow in Cultural Studies and a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI) at Mona. She has been researching Black Atlantic performance geographies, ritual, dance, popular culture and the sacred, cultural studies theory and Caribbean cultural studies for many years.

She is the author of the award-winning Dancehall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto (2010, University of Ottawa Press), and editor of "I'm Broader than Broadway: Caribbean Perspectives on Producing Celebrity' (Wadabagei, Vol. 12: 2, 2009). She is the Vice Chair of the international Association for Cultural Studies.