Once reviled, ‘white reggae’ is now taking off all over the world – even in Jamaica. But is it any more than a pale imitation of the real thing? Dave Stelfox investigates.
Great piece, of course. Good to see the Guardian employing someone who actually knows something about the music and its context for a change. Remember this?
I did a rough “best of 07” reggae mix a while back and was surprised by the huge amount of material by white people and women on there. A few years ago that would have been unthinkable.
If there is any justice Alborosie will be huge in 2008 and this can only be a good thing for the artists he’s collaborated with and for the wider reggae community.