Japanese Reggae Getting More Japanese
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Here’s an interesting article from The New York Times on Japanese Reggae and how it’s becoming more Japanese…
Recently I had a discussion with someone who was arguing that consumers don’t care where reggae comes from anymore, that is, people don’t care whether reggae is Jamaican, they just care that it’s good.
I found this to be disturbing – you mean given a choice between going to a reggae concert of a Jamaican band versus an American or Canadian or Japanese reggae band the average consumer doesn’t care anymore, I protested? Apparently this is so, as long as the music is good of course.
Perhaps our reggae producers out there need to sit up and take notice…if they haven’t already….
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