Jamaica Jamaica! at the Cité de la Musique - Philarmonie de Paris

From April 04, 2017 to August 13, 2017
  • Philarmonie de Paris, France

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    Philarmonie de Paris, France

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Jamaica Jamaica! at the Cité de la Musique - Philarmonie de Paris paris fr

 

The sunny Caribbean island of Jamaica has its own special place in the history of music – and this exhibition explores the many facets of that history, reinterpreted through the lens of post-colonial conflict. Covering everything from reggae to the contemporary urban music of DJs, sound systems, remixes and dub, and using rarely-seen objects, images and film footage, it offers an understanding of how the music of this tiny island broke free from its roots in slavery to eventually conquer the world.

 

Few people know that modern Jamaican music – too often reduced to the work of its most famous son, Bob Marley – was actually born out of the audacious DIY inventions recorded in Kingston ghettos in the 1950s, which laid the foundations for all contemporary urban music. Through sound systems, a web radio station and interactive tools, visitors to the exhibition are invited to uncover the secrets of one of the world’s most celebrated musical destinations.

 

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