MUSIC: THE ROAR OF NEW REGGAE

FIVE CDS SHOWCASE THE MUSIC'S PAST--AND FUTURE

Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, partners in the group the Wailers and later solo superstars, were the imperial lions of reggae. Along with bandmate Bunny Wailer, they brought the music of Jamaica to a wider audience, establishing reggae as a genre of global reach and lasting import. Today you can hear their influence in the music of the hip-hop group the Fugees, the ska-rock band Sublime and even the Rolling Stones (Stones guitarist Keith Richards has a low-key Rastafarian drum-and-chant album out called Wingless Angels). Marley's career (he died in 1981) was rightly celebrated several years ago by the spectacular four-CD...

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