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Reggae on the pages

Sunday, October 15, 2017

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The first fun and games book dedicated to reggae and dancehall music, Reggae Larger than Life: The Ultimate Reggae Music Fun and Games, was released last Monday.

The book pays homage to the main contributors to reggae and dancehall music over the years and seeks to have readers interact with the genres in a new way.

Author Shaun Cain explained that his goal is to get lovers of the music to spend time focusing on the people that have committed themselves to keeping the music of Jamaica alive.

“We have all danced and sang along to our favourite reggae and dancehall tracks, but how many times have we thought about the writers, producers and the amount of work that goes into creating these gems. They have been working tirelessly to give a voice to the otherwise dispossessed and something profound with which to connect for hope and happiness.”

“The title really emphasises the huge worldwide popularity and influence of this indigenous Jamaican sound. The description will give everyone that comes across it something to ponder. In Jamaica, we like to anchor ourselves in hope and peace everyday by 'holding a medi or meds' [meditation]. By quietening our inner voice, we can focus on the true depth and life-changing powers of reggae and dancehall music. Such divine engagement will help us appreciate much more just how lucky we are — to be able to immerse ourselves in these genres to renew our spirits and realign our souls with righteousness.”

The book will be available in stores in strategic locations throughout Jamaica, North America and Europe. Other markets will be able to access it, initially, online at Amazon, E-Bay, and other virtual locations.

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