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Why UNESCO was right to add reggae to its cultural heritage list

When UNESCO announced that “the reggae music of Jamaica” had been added to its list of cultural products considered worthy of recognition, it was a reflection on the fact that reggae, which grew from its roots in the backstreets and dance halls of Jamaica, is more than just popular music, but an important social and political phenomenon.

Jamaica signs cultural MOU with Mexico, Marley statue unveiled

MEXICO CITY, Sep. 11, CMC – A cultural cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), has been signed between Jamaica and Mexico – symbolizing a commitment between the cities of Kingston and Chetumal to work towards the enhancement and development of their cultural and creative industries.

King Sporty dies in Miami

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Noel 'King Sporty' Williams, who co-wrote the song Buffalo Soldier with Bob Marley, died Monday in Miami at age 71.
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