Elena Oumano

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  • 16 years ago

    As the Marley clan gathers to celebrate the high-profile birthday of reggae's avatar at Miami's annual Bob Marley family fest this Saturday, reggae itself continues to struggle to bust out from its long-term underground sentence as the musical cat...

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Sizzla Be I Strong (VP) That Sizzla can lick a riddim like no one else was evident as early as 1994's Black and Comely, his first album that saw him do lyrical battle alongside singer Mikey General. Turning out the biblically weighted "Song of Sol...

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Various Artists Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon (Island/Def Jam) They say if it ain't broke, don't fix it, but it can still be fun to fiddle. In the case of the Stephen Marley-conceived-and-produced Bob Marley: Chant Down Babylon, the fiddling may ...

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Zap Mama A Ma Zone (Luaka Bop/Virgin) Afro-European group Zap Mama has always refused to submit to the control of categorization: all the better to reimagine musical, as well as human, possibilities. A Ma Zone, Zap Mama's fourth album, continues a...